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Friday, January 01, 2016

Is it Black or Navy Refash?

I picked this little number up for .50 cents! I am still undecided if it was a black dress or a navy dress. In certain light it looks black and in others is looks navy. I held something black next to it and it looked navy, so I don't know!

I switched out the seashell type buttons for some red ones.

I chopped off 8 inches off the bottom.  

I'm not sure what the purpose of this is? Weird.

Hemmed the bottom.

I took the scrap from the bottom and turned it into a sash!

I took some more scraps and made 2 long strips of fabric. 

 I pinned the strips od fabric to the inside hem of each sleeve. This was going to make a strap for the sleeves. 

Sewed a button to secure the strap.

This strap attaches to the shoulder. 

Wore my new dress to Fred Howard beach! It was a beautifully sunny day, 87 degrees!

This guy was a professional beach goer for sure!


Sitting in the sun made us very hungry, so we ran on down to the Wing House.

Mmm wiiings!

Happy Refashioning!!!
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jenny_o said...

Was the rectangular piece you were trying to identify located inside the dress in the area of the shoulder? And was it kind of fuzzy? If so, it was the soft half of a velcro strip to hold a shoulder pad in place :)

Nice job. Everything you make looks good on you!

Marisa Glied said...

Yep I think you are right velcro for thr shoulder pad. And thank you so much!

Andrea said...

Yep on the shoulder pad velcro ;) Love your refashions, and this is another good one! Keep it up.

Andrea EOD