Sunday, November 22, 2015

Refashion Runway 1st Challenge Alternate

For my 1st challenge in Refashion Runway Season 3 I had 2 different ideas which made it really difficult to choose one to submit. (The challenge was to refashion something using stripes or geometric shapes with floral). Well, I made my decision and now I will finally share my 2nd choice with you!

Pretty cute huh? Except that I feel like it's strangling me! Yikes! Too small!
The tag said large but my sneaking suspicion was that it was a little girls large. Oh well! I only wanted the bottom 1/2 anyway!

I used my seam ripper to seperate the top from the bottom.

Next up the new top! I bought this "dress" to pair with the orange floral bottom of the other dress. Little did I know, this was actually a night dress. So in the same shopping trip I managed to pick out 2 items that clearly weren't in the right place.

Again, I used my seam ripper to seperate this "dress".

I measured just under my bustline, added 2 inches to the measurement and cut a piece of 3 inch elactic. Then I sewed the elastic together.

I pinned the elastic to the new top of my dress.

Pinned the new top to the orange floral bottom from the other dress.

The orignial dress had side ties. When I removed them from the dress I kept them to use as a headband.

The husband and I decided to check out Sea Life Aquarium at the Greak Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall. Date Day!

Sitting in a turtle egg!

That eel in the background was 6 foot long and about 3 feet around! Wow!

 Shhhark!

 

Moon jellies!

Then we finished our date day at our favorite BBQ restaurant Union Woodshop in Clarkston. I had my usual drink, Kid Rock 'N Rye: Jim Beam Red Stag Bourbon and Faygo Rock 'n Rye. Yumm-o!

And to top the night off we even got to sit by Guy Fieri's signature! This restaurant was featured on Tripple D for their awesome mac 'n cheese!!



Happy Refashioning!!!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: http://therefashstash.wordpress.com
  

7 comments:

Carissa said...

I love the neutral stripe with the bright floral. And the little headband from the ties is genius. You look adorable!

-Carissa
EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you so much!!!! I was so happy with the stripes and the orange floral together, better than I had hoped!

Chickie Walsh said...

Great color combo!

Catherine1216 said...

I love what you did with the two dresses. The new dress is better fitting and I love the headband.
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Marisa Glied said...

Thank you :)

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you so much!

g.satansbraten said...

Nightie - Baaah - WHO says ?

I think it was the designer Prue Acton which was once commented even by Queen Elizabeth with something like ' What would we be without Prue: she made underwear fashionable as top cloths'.

Wanna try yourself and ask 'The Lady' as well for opinion or am I just fair enough for approval ;-) ?

LG, Gerlinde