Cheapest dress EVER #2

Not too long ago I posted about a dress that cost me $1 and said it was my cheapest dress ever… well, I had forgotten that I’d bought this one.

It also cost only $1 at an op shop but, like the other one, needed a bit of work, which is why even though I bought it in May (from the same place as I bought this), I had not worn it until now. Sometimes it takes a while for inspiration to strike! Anyway, with spring almost here, the pressure was on to do something about it while it is still cold enough to wear something with long sleeves and in a thickish synthetic material…
I decided to jazz it up a bit with some wool that I got at the Salvos last year. I crocheted a massively long chain and then stood in front of the mirror for ages trying not to injure myself as I pinned the chain to the dress to create the optical illusion that I actually have a
figure.

Several scratches and a bit of bleeding later, this is the result. I didn’t plan to have to wear it with a belt but even all the miles of crochet chain were not enough to give the illusion of me having a waist so I dug out this belt, which I had also forgotten about… my ex bought it years ago at a military disposals store FOR HIMSELF (yes, the same skinny guy I mentioned here) but somehow I’ve ended up with it. Yay!

I’m quite happy with how this dress turned out and how well the whole thing goes with my red jacket…

I wore this to work today on a styling job and had a bit of a giggle to myself thinking how much I spent on my dress (a total of about $2??) compared with how much the very, very cheapest dress on the job was (about $70)… and don’t get me started on the accessories – the most I ever usually pay is about $5 but even a basic strand of beads was $60. I couldn’t believe anyone would pay that much, but then, as I shop nearly exclusively at op shops, maybe I’m just a little bit out of touch with how the average consumer thinks…

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