Tuesday, May 7, 2013

$2 Floral Dress Refashion

In the spirit of spring I decided it would be a good time to have some more dresses, but I refuse to pay retail prices for clothes, so I headed down to the Salvation Army to see what I could roundup. I purchased this sad dress for $2 and I knew it had potential. It was originally $4, but blue tags were half off, so I knew it was meant to be. 

Ignore my sad fingernail polish. 

These are the parts that didn't make the cut. Among the lost bits are the collar(?), or whatever its called, the shoulder pads and about 10 inches of length. 

After a few hours at a sewing machine and a little creativity with the sleeves and a little bit of lowering of the neckline, this is what was left.  Also, ignore all the junk in my room. 

The sleeves are just folded and sewn over to make a kinda flowey-flappy sleeve. 

The buttons are winners. I couldn't get rid of those. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Long Hair, Don't Care

I cut off my hair in April of 2011 after an unfortunate latex paint incident, but now it has grown back and it is turning into quite a challenge. I decided to try and straighten it for the first time since December of 2012. It was a 5 hour process from combing to washing, blow drying and straightening. I must say it turned out quite well.
Below you can see my DIY hands free blow dryer. It worked great!

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