5th time’s a charm

What I Wore to Work Today: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dress: $1 Goodwill, refashioned
Belt: Xi
Shoes: Target

“What a nice dress,” my boss said as I used the copier next to her cubicle.  “It’s very pretty.”

“Thank you,” I replied.  “It’s new.”

During a very productive Tuesday evening I completed a few sewing projects, including this dress refashion.  It started out as tent of a garment and while I knew I liked the sleek polyester material and adult palette, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it.  I was surprised to end up with a dress that is appropriate for the office after making simple changes, resizing it without changing any of its structural essence.  I haven’t even had to hem anything yet because the polyester doesn’t seem inclined to fray.

  • Removed shoulder pads
  • Took in sides
  • Chopped the skirt
  • Cut sleeves

Giant floral print dresses are a common item at the local Goodwills, particularly polyester ones with buttons down the front.  This is my 5th floral dress and still I said, “Yes, I will pay one dollar U.S. American for this, and a good day to you ma’am.  I said good day!



July 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words.


  1. Betsy replied:

    Amazing transformation. Very, very good job

  2. Kitty Cat Stevens replied:

    i would love to see some in-progress shots, this is so awesome!

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