Happy New Year everybody! It's been a while since I've had a new project to share at Refashion Co-op because I got caught up in Christmas projects. But now the holidays are over, and that means it's back to refashioning and other not Christmasy things. (Except for that one project that hates me. Forget that guy.)
I wanted to ring in the new year right, so that meant finding a sufficiently ugly dress to do it. Luckily, I've collected quite a few dresses that fit the criteria, including this appalling paisley piece that looks like a cross between retro office wear and a grandma's nightgown.
I'm sexy and I know it.
The dress was too big all over, so I wound up having to take it in in the back as well as on the sides. I also chopped about six inches off the ends of the sleeves, took them in to fit my arms, and hemmed the new edge.
Adjusting the sleeves.
My "new" dress is still a bit retro, but I like it. I even braved the zero degree weather and wore it to work yesterday. (At no time while I was putting on the second pair of tights did I think "Maybe I should wear pants today instead." I was that committed. Or crazy.)
There are more photos from this project on my blog, so feel free to check them out here.
I have a lot of new (and old, unfinished) projects lined up for 2014, so it should be a fun year. I can't wait to see what everyone else has planned too.
Now blogging at www.TheHungryOctopus.com!