• Walk on the Wilde Side Dress 1
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    Walk on the Wilde Side Dress

    I find the most awesome of prints in the most awkward of garments!  🙂 Take this weird fake wrap-around number with all sorts of gorgeous technicolor foliage! This frock really didn’t need much work to be wearable.  First, I had to deal with these guys, who were not only stitched in, but pinned in as well! Then, I went after some of the length.  I decided to go for an uneven bottom hem…sort of a sarong-ish look.  My roomie’s cat…

  • Jasper Fancies Me! 2
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    Jasper Fancies Me!

    Anyone who lives in South Carolina is well-acquainted with a bitter rivalry between these guys: The Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers pretty much hate each other.  I, personally, care nothing for sports or rivalries — But I knew I might be putting my life in danger if I stepped out of the house wearing this in Carolina Country!  :/ I learned my lesson back in 2000, when I showed up for Freshman Orientation at USC.  I had done absolutely…

  • Day 356:  Almost an Evening Dress 3
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    Day 356: Almost an Evening Dress

    Wowza…Summer is officially in full effect here in the south!  With temps in the mid-90’s and crazy humidity, today’s dress wasn’t going to work as-is! This dress really isn’t that bad…but those sleeves must go! I grabbed my seam ripper and got to work! Once the sleeves were out of the picture, I sewed down my new arm holes. Now my dress is ready for an evening of theatre… …well Almost an Evening, which is the name of the show…

  • Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 4
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    Day 321: Here Comes the Rain Dress

    The thing I really like about the completely blah and shapeless polyester dresses I find for $1 at thrift stores… …is what wonderful blank slates they are!  You can really do just about anything with them!  🙂 I decided to go for a quick, but dramatic no-sew refashion for this one! First, I trimmed off that bottom hem to make my sash. Then, I folded the dress in half and made a big asymmetrical cut! Those sleeves needed a bit…