5 Minute Easter Dress

I picked up this coral twofer a couple of weeks ago knowing that it was going to be the Easter dress I’d wear to church.

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I LOVE the color. The fabric is super lightweight and breezy. The dress was very well preserved and barely looked worn at all. I mean, what a find!

Even the jacket was kinda cool with its sexy cut-out πŸ˜‰

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After I washed and dried this it shrunk… Like, 3 sizes. Seriously. I looked at the tag and it said “dry clean only”. Oops. Probably should’ve looked at that before I washed it… Oh well. Honestly, I probably would’ve machine washed it anyway #Lazy. Luckily, it meant less work for me in the long run. I ended up not having to take it in at all, which is great because I still wanted to make some significant changes: An empire waist, a gathered cap sleeve, possibly a rosette situation from the scraps…

Then I came down with the stomach flu… *Crickets

Plan B:

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I cut off 12″

Then I finished the raw edge with a rolled hem πŸ™‚

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That’s it: Cut and hem. My 5 minute refashion was ready to make its debut on Easter Sunday in spite of my random and forever lasting (so it seemed) illness.

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It was a little nippy in the morning so I wore a sweater.Β As sexy as the cut-out jacket for this outfit was, I left that out of the refashion altogether. I’ll use that for a future project.

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I paired it with turquoise accessories. I’ve always liked blue and coral together! (I would’ve worn some cuter shoes but, alas, I just didn’t have time to go shopping for them… I was sick right up until Saturday when I finished this dress and I just didn’t feel like it).

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By noon it warmed up like it was summer!

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I let my arms hang out in all their glory πŸ™‚

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I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again: Easter is my favorite holiday! I love going to church and celebrating the most important Christian Event in my life. I love wearing a cute Easter dress, despite the fact my church is a little more “laid back” with the dress code. I love getting together with my family for a huge dinner and Easter egg hunt. The fact that Spring is here and the weather is only going to get nicer is definitely a plus! I’ve just always been a fan of Easter. Β I hope you and yours were able to enjoy it as much as I did! πŸ™‚

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9 thoughts on “5 Minute Easter Dress

  1. I love that you can find such great things and repurpose them Laura! I finished a linen blouse anad will be anxious to show you

  2. In my “to be refashioned” pile is that exact dress in a turquoise print. I never thought to check the care label either. Mine is XXL so I hope even after shrinkage, hopefully I’ll still be able to wear it. Thanks for the motivation.

    1. Oh, I bet that’s gorgeous in turquoise! πŸ™‚ Yeah, it WILL shrink. I can’t stress it enough. If you’re still going to wash it in the machine, just let it air dry. That will probably help (unless you WANT it to shrink 3 sizes then, by all means, put it in the dryer). I’ll look forward to your post on that! πŸ™‚

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