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Refash: Valentine’s Day Hearts and Stripes

 By Marisa Glied

This article was originally published February 5, 2018.

Time for a refash for Valentines Day! And no this will not contain anything red (I’m daring to be different).

I started with this dress I found at a thrift store in Lansing, MI.

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Added light gray bias tape to the sleeves.

And to the bottom as well.

Pinned lace hem tape on the front!

This is where the hearts. Come in:

I picked up this adorable gray heart patterned fabric at the fabric store!

I printed a pattern for a Peter Pan Collar. Pinned it and cut it out! I folded the fabric so I could cut all 4 pieces at once. Pinned two layers together.

Marked .5cm seam allowance. Sewed them together.

Sewed them together. Turned my collar right side out with a bamboo skewer (these things are so useful)!

Sewed the ends together.

I pinned my collar to the neckline of my dress. (Thanks to my body double, Sally)

Now, I messed up a little; I really should have measured how long (I needed) to make my collar because it came up too short. Now I know for next time.

Annnd the last detail: I hand sewed some thin ribbon the collar to tie into a bow!

The husband and I decided to stay in for the night. (Hense the totally cool fuzzy bunny socks, they really complete this dress) ? We made dinner together, opened a bottle of Prosecco and got ready to watch The Walking Dead. (How very romantic, I know)


Happy Refashioning!!!

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1 comment

Robert fox July 9, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Wow! Unbelievably stunning! And to think: this lady used to scrape my teeth (professionally, of course!) Congrats on your super-successful “side hustle”, Marisa! You truly are a beautiful, beautiful lady inside and out! And overwhelmingly talented, as a bonus!

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