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Corduroy Dress to Jacket Refashion

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Hi all!  I hope you’re having a swell week filled with all sorts of awesomeness.  🙂  

I’m having a blasty with my awesome new job/awesome new coworkers.  I feel truly lucky to get to wake up every day to go into work to do things that I’m really good at and actually enjoy.  🙂

But enough of that!  When we last spoke, I asked you guys which was your favorite from my One Dress, Three Ways feature.

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Decisions, Decisions!

It was basically a tie between Dress #1 and Top #2.  Poor Skirt #3 didn’t get much love at all, but that’s okay.  I didn’t care that much for it either.  😉  Cest la vie!  Thanks for making your voice heard.  Feedback like this helps me know what types of refashions you guys like to see/what inspires you and that’s always a good thing.

Now…for the Refashion!

Spring is just around the corner!  Soon we can toss our SAD lamps and jackets aside…but not quite yet.  

When I was invited to what promised to be a fun oyster roast, I knew this corduroy dress was just the thing for it:

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Hello there, Corduroy!

I’m not a big fan of corduroy.  I don’t really like touching it, and I HATE the swishy-swishy sound corduroy pants make.  There was no way this was going to remain a dress (in case the title of this post didn’t clue you in).  😉

cutting bottom off dress
Thaaaaaat’s right!

I pinned that edge under…

pinning bottom edge
…like ya do!

I was nervous about stitching it down, given the weirdo problem I had with my machine recently, but much to my relief, everything went just fine!

giving thumbs up in front of sewing machine
Whew!

I pressed that new hem down, and now I have a great pre-Spring jacket with a bit of 60’s-ish flair!

Refashionista corduroy dress to jacket refashion after
I love the bracelet-length sleeves!

The oysters were delicious, and the company was lovely!  🙂

friends pouring oysters out on table
Ooooooh!
closeup of pile of oysters
Nomnomnomnom!
mark holding bottle
His last name is Cox. Get it? 😉

Perhaps I’ve judged corduroy too harshly all along!

Refashionista corduroy dress to jacket refashion after looking to the side
Can you spot the Mark in this pic? 🙂

Cheers!

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