Hooray for warmth! South Carolina is finally hitting those magical temperatures that make you understand what Tennessee Williams meant by The Long, Hot Summer. I love it. I love not having to wear layers. I love how the heat makes everyone just a little crazy. I love going barefoot and feeling like I could drink the air because it’s so humid.
And I love fun summer frocks!
I’ve had this dress in my refashion stash for a long time, and figured I’d better do something with it.
I liked the loose coolness of this dress, but still wanted it to be just a smidge more fitted.
I was all done with work for the day, so that length needed to rise to new heights!
Now for that color! Don’t get me wrong. That lime hue is fun and all, but I’ve been just itching to dye something lately.
You can probably guess where this is going. First, I tossed in the remnants of one bottle of dye…
…then I tossed it a bit of another color as well (because mixing is fun)!
I left my new dress in its dye bath for about 45 minutes or so. While it was bathing, I remembered this Tshirt someone handed to me at a chili cookoff:
This shirt is just dumb. And it invites awkward advances, which I just don’t enjoy.
But I sure liked that mustachioed pepper…so I stitched it down!
Poor little pepper. 🙁 Do you see what’s missing?
I’ll bet you didn’t know I can heal the blind. 😉
Now my comfy new dress is ready for a casual movie night with friends! 🙂
The one thing I don’t like about this dress is how easily it wrinkles, but since it’s a casual dress, I suppose that’s okay. 🙂
I noticed that I kept getting a strange compliment while wearing my new dress.
At least three people looked at the pepper, and said, “Nice Banana.”
If they had said, “Nice Banana Pepper,” they would have still been wrong, but at least they would have made a bit of sense. But that’s not what they said. :/
Allow me to demonstrate the difference between a mustachioed pepper and a banana.
Just saying. 😉
35 thoughts on “The Blind Pepper”
New to your site. Love your refashions! Nice to (finally) find/see a site devoted soley to refashioning.Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
How cute! And what a good idea. I have loads of old T shirts with great designs that I could do this with. I have read your whole blog from start to finish several times and you have inspired me to finally get stuck in and blog my own refashions. My blog is up now, http://stylemutant.wordpress.com/ but my first post isn’t a refashion at all!
Keep up the good work, I especially liked your one a day challenge – that gave me a little lift every day!
Do you have a bin for all the scraps you are going to make into sashes? I hope so, because then you can call it your “Refash Sash Stash.” 🙂
This post was so amusing. Were the banana people all colorblind, perhaps?
I love that you’re back in top form 🙂 Cute little dress with mustachioed pepper!
I love the dress and the color, but feel like the pepper was distracting. I think he would have been more fun at the bottom of the dress.
I wish we had that dye you use here in South Africa! The stuff we get is so awful!
I love the color of your new dress! It looks cool and comfortable for a proper southern girl.
Soooooo happy you got your groove back. 🙂
I love your blog! I just started reading it and was inspired to do my first refash this morning (because that was more appealing than finishing my final papers). I didn’t get before/after pics so couldn’t submit to your blog, but I managed to refashion a large men’s shirt by using buttons to nip in the sides. I added a pocket to cover a spot that wouldn’t come out. It’s so cute! I would have never though to do this without your blog! Now I have a new favorite shirt! Thanks for inspiring! Now my large men’s shirt looks a little like this: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/blouses/river-ride-top?new_pdp_layout=true
Love it! The pepper guy is darlin!!!
Love the dress. The addition of the cute little pepper makes it so adorable. The eyes really brought him to life. I totally agree with you on the sayings on Tshirts.
Cute idea! Banana?!?! Seriously?!?!?!?!
I love the pepper. You are so inspiring!
Much better and I love the PEPPER! In fact, I’m quite jealous… 🙂
Excellent, very refreshing result!
I totally love your sense of humour, it’s pure pleasure to read you and to see your projects : )
Love the colour and the pepper and you should always bring a banana to a party. At least that is what Doctor Who says ^.~
You did a great job!! Hahaha banana…classic talk without thinking moment!
Yeah for a fun and whimsical summer dress. I gotta make one!!!!
Love it! What a fun summer dress!
Love the color! The little pepper is adorable!
It’s a cute refashion! I love the color and the style! You can probably find some earring to go with the chilli pepper, too. It’s the perfect outfit for relaxing.
Love it! Something to try, thanks for the idea!
That’s hilarious, and adorable! I like seeing you do quirky things with your refashions.
Great fun reading this and love the dress with mr pepper !
You could take the said “banana pepper” off and decorate with buttons around the neckline
Hahaha so awesome and great idea with the pepper banana! I might of been interesting to dye it after putting the pepper on. The white outline is a little bit distracting. My art-ness is showing 😉
I really like your idea of creating an applique from part of a t-shirt you like. I think I will be trying that soon! Also your hair is super cute! 🙂
I love the color you got! and the pepper!
This is quite fab! The perfect amount of quirky loveliness!
I absolutely detest hot humid weather. I’m glad somebody likes it;) I like the new color of your dress. You do look cool wearing it. A banana?!?!?!
Cute re fash, love the little pepper
ahhh, I love the banana-sized pepper guy!!