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Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 20: The Mom Dress No More!

Yay another refashion! I don't know about the rest of you refashionistas but there are a LOT of mom dresses (my boyfriend calls them teacher dresses from the 90s) at the thrift stores. Bad maxi dresses with sometimes slits up the sides. Kind of like this one....

and it has a hole in the same place on the leg on both sides. Maybe someone's dog got a hold of it??? The overall bodice wasn't bad. I was not a fan of this color! Time to fix with RIT dye in navy blue!

After dying, I was so happy with the color turnout. It did shrink some of the dress which I was happy too. Then all we had to do was just cut off some of the bottom and sew :) Poof! Done!

Here is the end product. I did tack down some of the bodice so it wouldn't flap open. I love this dress. Simple and easy and cute.


Now the boyfriend loves this dress. It was nice and cool for the hot summer nights outside for an evening cookout. For more of my 60 days to DC blogging posts click here.

Cheers,
Lauren

8 comments:

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

Wow, it looks one hundred times better! I love it!

Thank you for sharing. I'm thinking I might have to go "thrifting" this weekend! :-)

blissfulsewing said...

Awesome........!Thanks for sharing the pattern.
www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Super cute! I love the end result and it looked easy too!

Becca Acker said...

I like the new length. Isn't refashioning fun??

Found you via Happy Go Lucky :)

Krugthethinker said...

Awesome refashions! I just found your blog, and I think you are completely amazing! I have a PhD too (mine is in Russian lit), and I also love to sew and have been known to belly dance too:) So glad I found your blog!

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

What an awesome refashion! I wouldn't have thought to dye it first. What a great idea :)

Amy said...

What a difference a new length makes! Now it's flirty and fun instead of drab. Love it! Thanks for sharing at last week's Shine on Fridays party! You were one of our top viewed links, so you'll be featured on One Artsy Mama tomorrow!

Beth Mcgwire said...

It cracks me up that maxi dresses are already a thrift store item. It seems like they just came back into fashion, and I just started liking them. LOL! Good job on the refashion. Such a simple fix, and no more mom dress!

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