Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Day and Night Dress Challenge

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Elizabeth Farr from Elizabeth Made This is conducting a Day/Night Dress Challenge

Although this is the 3rd year for this challenge, this is my 1st time participating!

I know, I know...fewer challenges this year, she said!
But...I couldn't resist!
This was a mostly no-sew challenge for me!

The challenge was to pull a dress from our closet that we've not worn or hadn't worn in ages and create 2 pieces to wear with it...or create/add accessories! 
Sew I did! I altered my dress and added accessories!

I made this self-drafted black knit dress in 2007 for an event I was going to with my daughter.
  I made it full length and made a red shawl to wear with it.
Then I gained weight, but I still loved the dress and the knit fabric - so I kept it!

For the challenge I thought of this dress and pulled it out hoping that it fit now!  It did! But it was much too long and I didn't want to wear it as a maxi.  Covering my entire body with black is not a good look for me.  I need and love color!
Sew...I cut it shorter and left it a about 3 inches longer in the back.

 That was my only sewing for this challenge!

For my Day Look, I added my McCalls 6802 cardigan from my Online Sewing Class and my "go" boots.  I call them my "go" boots because they serve me well in the crazy Illinois winters. 

But for those of you who know me...you know I couldn't stop there!  

For my 2nd Day Look, I added my favorite infinity scarf and switched my boots for booties!
 I'm not sure which one I love more...the dress or the cardigan!  But I do obviously love gold! 😍

On to My Night Look!  
Same dress, but this time with the oh so popular McCall's 6844 peplum jacket (which I believe is now out of print).

I also switched up my jewelry and added my booties!

All of the jewelry I'm wearing in all of the looks is from my friend and sew sister Chandrika Hayes at Divinely 5 Styles - click here to see her unique pieces. 😎

For my 2nd Night Look, I simply switched to black pumps!

This was a fun challenge!  
The real challenge was bringing all the pieces together for the photos!  LOL!

Did you participate in this challenge? 
If so, I hope to see your creations on Instagram or in Elizabeth's Blog!

Happy Endless Sewing!

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  1. I love both these looks Carrie! You're so right--I can't imagine you without these vibrant colors, so what a perfect accompaniment for your dress! Thanks for jumping into the challenge!


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