Refashioned Denim Dress

Refashioned Denim Dress

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I love being busy.  On top of classes, I am an RA, student body president, peer tutor, choir member, “Brewin’ Den” barista, and admissions aid. I am not quite sure when I breathe or sleep, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sadly, all these responsibilities mean that I do not complete many “just for fun” projects during the school year. With foreknowledge of the coming busyness, I spent the entire week before school sewing, crafting, and cooking.  One of the last refashions I completed that week began with a denim frock that I snagged for $1 at a local outlet sale (the same monthly sale where I grabbed this last year and this the year before).  With a few snips and stitches, I had a cute new dress for fall.

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First, I laid a well-fitting dress over the bulky denim frock and used chalk to outline the smaller dress.

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I pinned and sewed along the chalk marks, and cut off the extra material with pinking shears.

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I then repeated this process with a favorite oxford shirt so that the arms would fit.

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With the addition of a belt and accessories, my dress was ready to wear!

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