• Day 309:  3 Step Dress 1
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    Day 309: 3 Step Dress

    Here’s a no-sew fix that will work really well with most button-up old lady dresses for this summer!  🙂 Step 1:  Find an old lady dress in a print you really like that at least kind of fits you. Step 2:  Tuck in the collar, and button up your dress as much as you can, but with the neckline under your arms. Step 3:  Tie those arms in front of you to cinch the waist! I triple-knotted mine, and tucked…

  • Day 261:  Happy St. Pat's! 2
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    Day 261: Happy St. Pat’s!

    Yay!  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  How I love a good drinking holiday!  🙂 Sadly, I had to spend all day moving.  :/  Happily, I had awesome help (Shoutouts to Mike, Nick, and Bob!)!  🙂  As night set in, we decided to call it a day and just get the last of everything tomorrow. I had just enough time for a quick refash before heading to a fun St. Pat’s Porch Party!  🙂 I started with this old ladyish dress. Forgive…

  • Day 253:  Wino Dress 3
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    Day 253: Wino Dress

    Wow!  I’ve made it into the 25o’s!  Who knew I’d be able to keep this project up for so long?  🙂 I started my day with this frumpy vintage frock. I quickly got to work at taking the whole thing in from the sides. Okay…so now my new dress was perfectly fitted, but it was still a bit dull.  Time for a fun new hemline!  🙂 I threw my new dress on just in time to meet up with a…

  • Day 245:  Mandarin Blue Dress 4
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    Day 245: Mandarin Blue Dress

    Today’s dress wasn’t very cute when I first put it on.  :/ Not to worry!  I know just what to do to make this dress adorable in no time flat! First, I removed some of the length! Some of you guys have asked how I manage to keep the hem even when I shorten my dresses.  I just fold the cut off bit as I go, and everything is Even Steven!  🙂 Next, I lopped off those ugly stretched-out sleeves!…

  • Day 239:  I Heart Fortuny! 5
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    Day 239: I Heart Fortuny!

    Little old lady dresses are such a blast to refashion!  🙂  Check out this one with its nifty Fortuny-style pleating.  Sadly, it doesn’t have much else going for it! I was in a hurry, so this needed to be quick!  I turned the dress inside-out and stitched a seam over each sleeve. I chopped off the sleeves, then decided to get rid of most of the length.  Today was  just a jeans kinda day!   Hooray for Casual Friday! Now that…

  • Day 238:  Little House on the Scary Dress 6
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    Day 238: Little House on the Scary Dress

    If this dress was a person, I would shoot it in the face to put it out of its misery!  :/ This seriously looks like something from Little House on the Prairie! Ugh!  I began my dubious quest to refashion this monstrosity by removing those sleeves and that ridiculous collar! Next, I threw the newly disarmed dress into my machine with some black dye! Since this dress is made of polyester, I knew it wasn’t going to take much of…