Dress to Top and Fun Life Things!

From Frumpy Dress to Funky Sweater!
A Trace & Stitch Dress!

Hello!  Welcome to November!

I’m happy to start this new month with some pretty big news!  :)  As most of you know, I don’t just get to hang out at home refashioning all day.  I, like many of you, have a full-time day job.  I’ve been working at the for seven years as their Grants Manager.  It’s been real.

But sometimes you just need a change.  I’m very excited to announce I’ve accepted a position with the !  :)

I’ll be working as the Program Assistant for the Health Council and the Financial Stability Council in UWM’s community work.  This will include organization of community impact work, grant management & development, and program research.  I’m greatly looking forward to helping the underserved through my work with this terrific organization!

But this doesn’t mean the refashioning can stop!  Heck no!  I needed to make something fast for a relaxing movie night with friends.  I thought this lovely black dress would work nicely.

Did I say work nicely? I meant nicely! ;)

I’m about to make yet another top (don’t worry, I’ll get back to dresses again soon!).  All I really needed was a big chop.

Thanks for the help, Douglas!

I could’ve taken it in, but I was in a loose & flowy mood! :) I couldn’t just leave that raw edge fraying away, so I gave it a hem.

Whirrrrrr!

I used the bottom scrap as a sash to give my new flowy top a bit of shape, and ran out the door…but I didn’t go it alone!

Every outfit pairs well with a dachshund! ;)
Bandito!

Yep, I still have my sweet little foster kid, Bandit.  He’s doing great, and he really enjoyed the movie too!  :)  If you think you’d be a good furever (see what I did there?) home for him, you can check out his profile on .

2013 has been an awesome year full of new things, hasn’t it?  :)

Cheers!

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