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1  bright green opshop circle tablecloth to awesome vintage sundress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by elamberdor on: April 18, 2008 11:18:34 AM
basically just found some mad seersucker?? green circular tablecloth, in a op shop, and thought i could make something of it.

into the pictures! =)

first: before (large 'c' shape makes the skirt - the remainder I cut the rest from.)


i have a template of my torso  cut out on an old pillowcase I use as the base of most of my dresses,  so i rarely need a pattern.

then: the dress!
the frontal shot:

another:


then a side view:


i have a tattoo on my neck i try to  hide at my weekend job, so i've made the back a bit higher:



High waist, flare shoulder straps, zip up side, all up 4 hours? turned out well i think from no pattern, and no initial idea! =)
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2  long embroidered linen indian shirt to asian collared casual shirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by elamberdor on: April 03, 2008 05:53:39 AM
my well worn indian top needed an update, it had a stain or two...

so cut off some length, decided the design was stronger inside out - and i gave it short cappy
sleeves, an asian neckline (used decoration from bottom as accents on collars), turned in the
buttons at the front to prounce the V line, made two loops with gathered fabric on each side
hip to make holes for my hemmed thick ribbon (which loops under the shirt at the back).

i made from excess material to tie at the hip, giving a bit of shape. hand stitched a few bits
and bobs to finish,  about 4 hours in total!

looks good with leggings or jeans!, gave to a friend as her birthday present - she loves it!

What i learnt with this one?
Iron all your hems first - save you SO much trouble! =)
(apologies for the pictures, its not easy to set up a shot with your photo booth and a webcam!)

BEFORE:
before in full, so long and cumbersome, got dirty quickly


AFTER:
casual shirt dress, with gather for hiding tummy's

close up of decoration on collar and v neck line


my first recon on here, too..

cheers guys! =D
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