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« on: May 04, 2007 03:56:17 PM »

First, a million thanks to vegbee for the inspiring tutorial! (Unable to resist the urge to complicate things for myself, I attempted something a little different, but without vegbee's tut, i would have been lost.) This is my first recon, and i fear my ambition exceeds my knowledge/skill at this point (that, and i have a lot to learn about sewing stretch fabrics!) but, overall, i'm pretty dang happy with how it turned out!

I recently unearthed a box full of my old tees and rather fortuitously discovered Craftster soon after. I knew immediately what had to be done. This shirt was destined to be the first one sacrificed due to its cringe-factor. Not that the sentiment is so wrong (gender stereotypes are bad blah blah blah), but i'm a lot more mellow about that stuff than i used to be. Plus, the art on the back pretty much sucks. (I'm pretty sure the only time I've worn this in the last decade or so was during a bathroom scrubdown or other equally fun task - that would explain some of the weird discolored spots.) Anyway, i figured it would be used for practice. Who knew it could become something so cute? yay!

Before...

the front is not sooooo bad


back "gender propaganda" art... eeeek!

The Dress...

dress front. cross neck, based on a couple of Old Navy dresses the schmoo is rapidly outgrowing and a $uper cute Glug Baby dress i saw online. i was kind of sad to lose the girl on the shirt front - she was the only thing the shirt had goin' for it, but she had to go for the greater good. there just wasn't enough fabric to keep her intact AND avoid using the stuff on the shirt back. I did have to use some stuff from the back, but at least i got to use the part with the little tiny skull. heeee.


dress back. the black is cut from another tee. i also sewed a little flower onto it because it seemed like it needed something.

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(in the neighbor's driveway. like she can't run around and be cute in front of our own house? whatever. i can only hope someday she'll be posing like vegbee's monkey!)


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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007 04:00:41 PM »

Awesomely adorable little dress.. And adorable little girl.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007 04:11:55 PM »

 Shocked This is amazing!!! It's like a $400 designer dress!!! Brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007 04:55:38 PM »

wow! It looks great!! you did an awesome job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007 05:54:25 PM »

That is absolutly adorable!!  I totally didn't see it coming with the original shirt.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007 06:29:04 PM »

wow, I'm completely blown away.  The shape of the dress is so perfect, but I'm mostly amazed by the awesome style.  You did wonderful things with those tshirts -- it's such a cool dress!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007 06:40:08 PM »

Wow!!!

I just did my first t-shirt into baby romper recon (see clothing, I didn't put it under kids!), and I am reinspired by your dress.  I know a 2 year old who NEEDS one like that!  What a great design!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007 11:43:51 PM »

This is so freakin cute! Gah I LOVE IT. Awesome job, plus, I love the sentiment. And the tiny crocs. The tiny crocs, oh my goodness. I have pink ones too.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007 12:01:45 AM »

This is so awesome - I love what you've done!  Some ideas for me too, I see  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007 09:57:00 AM »

I love love love it! Gonna have to give this one a try myself!
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