Sunday, July 15, 2012

My first refashion

I love reading blogs like ReFashionista. I'm super impressed by the creativity that it takes to make something wearable out of something that's past it's prime. Last year, I found a hideous dress, and decided to challenge myself to make it wearable (in this decade, anyway).

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Loved the print...but only the print. 


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Check out the shoulders...why yes, they are padded.

Because this was my first refashion, I didn't have a clear idea of exactly what I wanted to do with this dress.  Originally I wanted to keep the top intact, minus the sleeves, ruffles, and shoulder pads.  But that didn't seem to be working, so I chopped off the top. 

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Again...LOVE the print.  Also love the book in this shot...Where's Dave? :)


Next I took the dress in 3" on each side.  I folded over the top, and stitched it all the way around.  I sewed up some of the longer extra pieces to create a long sash.  I cut a notch in the front center of the top hem, and threaded the sash through to create a halter. 

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Pair it up with a short sleeved cardi, and I can leave the house without embarrassment! 



I see this becoming an addiction...I can easily imagine myself begging friends for ugly clothes to support my habit. ;D

1 comment:

Inka Alasentie said...

The dress looks great! I mean the one YOU made. :D