Project update: NewLook 6123

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I’m not much for refashioning or alterations. If a piece of clothing doesn’t work for me, I generally just give it to a friend and wish it luck on its new journey. I almost gave this dress away at a clothing swap last month. It was too tight in the shoulders and upper back, forcing me to stand up uncomfortably straight. I was a little too sentimental about it, though, since I defended my dissertation proposal in it, so I couldn’t give it away that easily. At the last minute had a change of heart and a brilliant idea. What if I just removed the sleeves?

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Valentine’s Day Dress: Megan Nielsen Karri

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This dress was originally intended for Valentine’s Day 2017. I ordered the pattern in November 2016 and bought fabric for the project soon after. But, it took me until Valentine’s Day 2018 to finish the dress. Read on to see why…

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