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Fashion History: Slaxtastic Edition
SPRING!!!!!!!!

Hey guys!  After my totally unannounced break, I’m back!  So…what’s up with my crazy long absence from SlipsKnute?  I don’t know what else to say except that I’ve been doing this blog for 5 years and just wanted to take a break from being The SlipsKnute and just be plain ol’ Jillian for a bit.

Another big change that happened recently is that for the first time in my life I have a creative job.  Before that, SlipsKnute.net was my one escape and my outlet.  It was the place where after spending 8 hours doing really fantastically boring stuff that I got to have fun.  Now I’m happy to say my actual day job is really fun!

Also, I just got out of the routine.  This blog actually took a lot of time and energy (not a bad thing by any means), but in the moving process, I just sort of fell out of it.

Some of you may have noticed a couple of fun posts I guest wrote for Goodwill:  One on why I love to thrift, and one on how to look on trend with your thrifted finds.

But c’mon!  It’s time for a refashion! :D  I found this awesome springy $1 Muumuu and knuuknuu (harhar) it would be great for a relaxing afternoon with friends!

 

Oh hai!
Oh hai! Welcome to my new place!

 

Of course this frock wasn’t without its issues.  It had a few weird stains on it that didn’t come out in the wash (more on that later), It’s obviously too big for me, and as temps have gotten nice & warm, I wasn’t feeling the sleeveage.  But isn’t that print fabulous?  And I really liked the neckline too!

To get started, I grabbed my seam ripper and started de-sleeving.

 

Pick. Pick. Pick.
Pick. Pick. Pick.

 

Byeeee!
Byeeee!

 

Next, I closed up those raw edges…

 

Pin...
Pin…

 

And whirrrrrr!
And whirrrrrr!

 

Next, a bit of fitting was in order!  I was happy to see that those stubborn stains would no longer be an issue, as I’d be able to just sew them off.  :)

 

Reshaping!
Reshaping!

 

See? Soon they'll be a thing of the past!
See? Soon they’ll be a thing of the past!

 

Each side got taken in…

 

Just a couple more whirrrrs, folks!
Just a couple more whirrrrs, folks!

 

And that’s it!  My first refashion in over a month is now complete!

 

Yay!
Yay!

 

I styled my new frock with an awesome bag I thrifted for $2.00, one of my many giant pairs of shades, a necklace that used to be my grandmother’s, and my comfy Sperrys.  :)

 

You like?
You like?

 

This dress had a LOT of fun!

 

Just meandering downtown...like ya do.
Just meandering downtown…like ya do.

 

Huzzah!
Huzzah!

 

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We’re all good!

 

Hi everybody!
Hi everybody!

 

So…in case you were worried, don’t be!  SlipsKnute is officially back in action!

Cheers!

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