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31 Days: Color – Day 28: Green Dress Simple Fix

I KNOW! I thought about just giving up on 31 Days. And even though on Friday I mentioned that I’ve got lots of new ideas for projects, I can’t seem to get started on anything else because I feel like I’ve got to finish this first. So here we go, just a few days left!

green floral dress

I actually finished this project the last week of October, but I didn’t get it posted. It’s crazy to think that only six short weeks ago, it was warm enough to wear this dress. It was in the running for our Christmas card photo outfit. (We very democratically took a vote to decide what colors we were wearing this year – blue and green won.)


I love this shade of green – a bright, kelly green that pops against white. The dress was pretty great, but I wasn’t a fan of the white belt buckle. So I got out my pliers and wire cutters and broke it off.


What remained was a wonky strip of fabric that hung awkwardly around the waist.


I decided to stretch the material over the entire waistband and hand stitch it in place along the top and bottom.


It was pretty quick, even with using only a needle and thread, and it turned out nicely.

green floral dress

I like this waistband much better.


I was going to add the denim jacket for the added blue for the photos, but I changed my mind at the last minute – even though it was warm enough to wear a summer dress, it might be a little off for a Christmas card. (I went with a simple skirt and sweater – both blue – and paired them with my Green House Necklace.)

Yay! A green project that was actually a success (unlike here and here)!

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This post is part of a 31 day series. Find all the posts in this series here.


6 thoughts on “31 Days: Color – Day 28: Green Dress Simple Fix

  1. Aaah, I used to own that exact dress!!!! I gave it away thoughtlessly in a closet purge, and think about it wistfully every now and then :( It looks fantastic on you, and you made the right call getting rid of that buckle. Beautiful!

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