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Under Da Sea

Fortuny for the Fortuneless
A Very Merry Christmas (in July) Dress Refashion
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Somethin' fishy's goin' on here...

What you see here is a jumper-dress that I could totally see a first grade teacher wearing in the early 90’s. However, I was really taken with the happy fish print. Maybe this is because I haven’t been on vacation in awhile. Maybe it’s time.

I originally had plans to make today’s piece a tunic with a deep V-neck and a racerback. However…nature had other plans…

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It looked juuuust like this, I swear!

Just as I was about to start working on it, it began to storm outside…complete with tons of lightning. As I’m all about not getting electrocuted, I refrained from pulling out my very much electric sewing machine. I was going to have to think of another idea.

This brings us to a no-sew day. First, I snipped off the little strappies that were meant to gather the jumper-dress in the back.

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Gone. And Gone.

Next, I put it on over my head, but not with my arms in the armholes like so.

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Then, I just rolled it over a couple times to make a super comfy roll-top skirt.

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rollin' rollin' rollin'!

It actually stayed up just fine on it’s own, but I decided to dress it up a bit with a wide vintage belt.

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Mmmmm! Starbucks!

Forgive the too-bright back lighting.  It was taken on my apparently very light sensitive cell phone camera by the obliging Katie at the GFerry Starbucks.

In the end, I was actually glad that Plan A didn’t work out. As a tunic, it would’ve just looked like a swimsuit cover up. It’s much more attractive as a nice, long, flowy skirt.  Thanks Nature.

Fortuny for the Fortuneless
A Very Merry Christmas (in July) Dress Refashion

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