A Sleeve Reprieve Dress

Reunited Dress
Wannabe Wednesday: "Noten" Wrong With a No-Sew Maxi Skirt

Welcome to my long hot summer!  Yes…I’m aware that technically it isn’t quite summer yet, but with temps in the humid mid 80s, I feel like I’m already there.  I was cleaning out my pajama drawer and came up with this jersey-knit shirt that I scored for $1, but never refashioned, as it quickly became my favorite winter pj top.

The winter of our discontent is over!  Time to move on!
The winter of our discontent is over! Time to move on!

This top just won’t do for a getaway to !  First off, I needed to get rid of those sleeves.  Since this is a jersey knit, I simply cut them off right at the seams, as I knew they wouldn’t fray.

Snippity Snip!
Snippity Snip!

Then, I took it in a couple of inches.  Baggy is great for sleepwear, but I wanted something a bit more fitted!

Whirrr!
Whirrr!

Don’t get me wrong…shirts are swell.  But I was in the mood to wear a comfy dress for my trip.  I took the sleeves and cut them open, like so:

See?
See?

Then I stitched them together to make one long strip and pinned it to the bottom of the shirt.

Almost done here!
Almost done here!

As I pinned, I realized that (doh!) I didn’t have quite enough fabric to reach all the way around.  Not a big deal for me, as my keister was fully covered, and I don’t mind a little side slit.  I COULD have added on a different similarly-colored fabric to the sleeve strip, but…I was in a bit of a hurry.  :)

I stitched the discarded cut-off sides together to make a matching sash.  I mean, how could I resist the urge to make a totally no-waste refashion

This is it!
This is it!

But I styled my new dress with a thick belt for this trip instead.  Don’t worry!  I can always use that sash later!  :)

I feel like a forest fairy!
I feel like a forest fairy! I hope that’s a good thing.

Here’s a look at that side that the sleeves didn’t quite get to:

What do you think?
What do you think?

I think it looks kind of neat…but to each her own!  :)

My new dress was uber-comfy for a lovely wine-laden Georgia day!

Check out that view!
Check out that view!
Or just check out this one instead.
Or just check out this one instead.
Seriously...I've got views to spare.
Seriously…I’ve got views to spare.

Our favorite wineries were  , , and .  If you can’t get to Napa or Sonoma (heck…even if you can!), check this area out!  It’s definitely worth your while.  :)

We went to Wolf Creek Vineyards twice!  :)
We went to Wolf Creek Vineyards twice! :)
Is it heaven?  No!  It's just Monteluce!  :)
Is it heaven? No! It’s just Monteluce! :)
Grape Babies!
Grape Babies!
Great travel buddies!  :)
Great travel buddies! :)

All that wining really makes you hungry!  One of my readers responded to my about what I should check out while in Dahlonega with  (Thanks, Kellie!), so that’s where we went!  :)

Time for a cider break!
Time for a cider break!

Ahhhh!  What a perfect day!

Wish you were here!
Wish you were here!

Cheers!

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