Beige, But Not Blah Dress

Last ReFash from My Old Place & a Sneak Peek at My New Place!
From Flared to Skinny: An Easy-Peasy Jeans ReFashion

I am living in a maze of boxes, my friends.

Look to your left.
Look to your left.

Getting my tripod and myself into a position to take a passable “before” photo wasn’t entirely dissimilar to completing an obstacle course.

In less than two weeks (!!!!!!) I move into to my marvelous new abode. This excites me for many many reasons. I’ll have a much better work space. I’ll have much better lighting, which means better photos. It’s also just a really cool house. :)

I’ve also been working on some pretty awesome home décor projects that I’ll be revealing when they’re in their proper home. :)

Okay…back to the refashion!

This frock has been on my refashion rack for over a year. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it. Usually I’m not a fan of beige, but I decided to leave the color as-is and see what I could make of it.

First, I removed the sleeves.

Snip!
Snip!

First off, let me say how flipping happy I am that I’ve found my fancy/expensive sewing shears! :) :) :) I thought I had left them at an ex’s place months ago, but hadn’t quite given up yet on finding them. I imagined him spitefully cutting paper with them in a fit of passive aggression…laughing like a cartoon villain.

Not today sir. Not today.

Both the fabric (a non-fraying polyester) and the piping around the sleeves meant I could cut the sleeves out (carefully), and I wouldn’t have to sew a thing to remove them. Done and done.

I wasn’t quite done yet though.

I didn’t care for the functionless (and in my opinion frumpy) buttons down the front, so off they went!

Pick! Pick! Pick!
Pick! Pick! Pick!

I laid out my new frock and chopped a bit from the bottom.

Chop!
Chop!

Then, I added a new hem. As I said before, this fabric isn’t going to fray, so I only tucked it under once. Since the fabric is thin, it’ll drape better this way too!

Measure & pin!
Measure & pin!
Whirrrrrr!
Whirrrrrr!

All that was left to do was press my new hem. I was nervous about burning the thin polyester, so I tested the heat with a chopped off sleeve first.

Testing...1...2...3!
Testing…1…2…3!

Annnnd…here’s the after!

Boxes everywhere!
Boxes everywhere!

Lovely, no? It has a nice high-end look to it methinks.

I wore my new frock for a day of boring errands, and then rewarded myself with some reading time.

I highly recommend this book!
I highly recommend !

I promise to get in a couple more refashes before my big move. I know I haven’t been posting much, and I’m sorry about that. :/ But look forward to an expanded scope, better photos, and many more projects to come! :)

Bear with me!
Bear with me!

Cheers!

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