Grecian Statuette Dress

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The Dress that Almost Wasn't

It’s been cloudy and grey here in Sunny SC as of late.  Rather than rebel against the color scheme surrounding me, I decided to just go with it.

 

Good morning!
Good morning!

 

This dress is full of blah, but for $1 I thought I could make something better out of it!  First, I chopped off everything below the side slits that you can’t really see it the “before” pic (sorry!).

 

See?
See?

 

Next, I took in my new dress about 1″ at the top and then 1/2″ near the hips (as I’m more hippy than busty).

 

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Whirrrrrrrr!

 

Then I gave my dress a new hem by folding the bottom under once.  Since this piece is made of a tightly-woven polyester fabric, that edge won’t fray a bit (and I needed the length).

 

Hemmmmmmm!
Hemmmmmmm!

 

These alterations left me with a dress that was better-fitted and shorter, but still pretty boring.

But I didn’t stop there!

I took one of the cut off panels and snipped off the bottom hem.

 

Snnnnip!
Snnnnip!

 

Then I took the other panel, folded the raw edge over by about 6″, and pinned it to my new frock at one shoulder and the opposite hip.

 

Ooooooh!
Ooooooh!

 

I stitched my new drapey thing down at both points…

 

Mini-whirrr!
Mini-whirrr!

 

….then used that cut-off hem to give my waist just a bit more definition.  I tied it in the front under the drapey thing.

 

Check out that blah frock now!

 

Toga!  Toga!  Toga!
Toga! Toga! Toga!

 

View from the back!
View from the back!

 

I wore my sorta grecian dress for a ladies’ night  at 116 with two of my favorites!

 

Hello laaaaaaadies!
Hello laaaaaaadies!

 

Oh yes. Noms were had.
Oh yes. Noms were had.

Kaitlin (aka The Wine Snob) even brought me a bottle of her (and two of her ginger brethren’s) new wine, Ginger Ninjas!

 

Watch out.  She's a ninja.
Watch out. She’s a ninja.

 

I CANNOT wait to try this!  :)
I CANNOT wait to try this! :)

 

I really like the sculptural look of this new frock, and I like that it’s an easy look to replicate.  Whaddayouthink?

Cheers!

 

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