Happy Thanksgiving!

A Teal Brunch Dress
Kaylinn's Reader ReFash!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!  :)  I hope you had a wonderful one spent with loved ones amongst many delicious foods!

Before I show you my latest refashion, allow me to introduce you to my new foster pup, Bosley!

Synchronized Dachshunds!


Bosley will be staying with me while he recovers from some pretty terrible neglect he suffered before being surrendered into foster care.  You’ll be happy to learn that he’s doing really well (and loves playing with Douglas).  Methinks he’ll find his forever home really soon.  :)

Oh, and another fun thing!  Lots of you have asked me about my various thrifting tricks.  Well, I just wrote a guest post for the Goodwill of the Upstate and Midlands‘ blog, on how to make the most of thrift store trip when you only have a few minutes to spare titled,

Okay…now for the refash!  :)

When I woke up yesterday, I realized that I had nothing to wear for a Thanksgiving gathering with friends.  I threw on a housedress to contemplate my conundrum…




This would make a perfect Thanksgiving Day frock!  Look at the pretty fall colors in this homemade $1 housedress!  And I just LOVED those big vintage red buttons.

The shape needed some work though.

The sleeves were actually perfect how they were.  But I got to work taking in the body of this frock.


Lots of pinning!


Some stitching!


Aaaaaand serging that raw edge!


As I tailored my new dress, I noticed a few tiny holes. No worries!  I goot to mending!




With those tiny holed repaired, I chopped of a bit of length from the bottom of my new dress.


Just a simple chop!


It got a new hem…


Pin & Stitch!


…then I sewed down the bottom of that front placket to keep any crotch-gaping at bay!




After a quick press, my Turkey Day dress was ready for a delightful (and food-laden) gathering with some of my favorite folks!  :)


So comfy!


I think this refashion has a fun 60’s feel to it.  What do you think?


Inquiring minds want to know. :)


I accessorized with matching tights (of course!) and a pretty vintage brooch I scored at our local farmers’ market.  :)


Can we just agree to bring brooches back in style? Please?


Great times were had with some pretty terrific people.  :)


Marques takes photobombing to a ninja-like level! :)


Hi Amauri! :)


I love Amauri’s mom, Elena! :) :) :) :)


I am SO thankful to have these people in my life! :)




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