Craftsicles: Big, Blue, and Buttoned Dress Refashion

Hello, everyone! I’m really excited to showcase my first major clothes refashioning here onย The Cheerful Timesย blog. I’ve been working on it all Labor Day weekend, mostly because I have very limited sewing knowledge, supplies, and noย sewing machine. At least hand-sewing everything gave me something to occupy my time with! Anyway, let’s get started–not just with the refashion, but with my extremely convoluted sewing journey.

The past few months I’ve really wanted to get in touch with my crafty side again. ย I absolutely love thrift shopping, and following The Refashionista‘s blog inspired me to refine my sewing skills and turn things from crap to cute (sorry for stealing your line, Jenny Grumbles).

I picked up this little number from The Hospice Community Thrift Shop, a secondhand store that benefits hospice care, while I was on vacation this summer in Hilton Head, SC. I paid a whole 50 cents for it!

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Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
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I needed to end this dress’s misery… pronto. Help!

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