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Topic: Recon- from skirt to toddler dress! (photos)  (Read 2122 times)
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daisyannissa
« on: June 04, 2007 04:53:56 PM »

I found this great skirt at a garage sale for $.50, but didn't know what to do with it- until I held it up to my younger sister and saw that it was the perfect length to be a full-length dress for her!

It had this pleating on it that worked very well with the natural shape of a dress, which made shaping really easy. It also had an invisible zipper in the back, so I simply centered the dress by that and used the leftover  fabric to make straps.

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After (I had a hard time getting a good full-length shot, sorry!):






She loves wearing it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 04:54:36 PM »

I'm loving all these cute fabrics! Gorgeous!

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007 05:33:48 PM »

This is one of the best recons I've seen in a while!  The fabric is gorgeous and your method of recycling is ingenious.  It's so great to use what we already have instead of buying brand new things.  Nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007 05:54:40 PM »

Its lovely!  Great recon - very inspiring.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007 06:36:05 PM »

Ohhh so cute!
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cheytown
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007 08:23:13 PM »

pretty pretty! what a great recon.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007 01:25:30 PM »

Great job!!! Another project wish list for me... Which part did you get the extra fabric from for the strap?  Did you cut it vertically to make it fit?  .. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007 01:58:25 PM »

Well first I sewed it up, without doing any cutting, to ensure that I had the right fit, and then I trimmed off the extra fabric on the sides and used that for the strap. I didn't have to do any hemming because it was the *perfect* length.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007 02:00:42 PM »

Beautiful job -- the fabric is adorable and was perfect for that dress!
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rubberduckie
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007 12:58:23 AM »

Very Creative - love the skirt into a dress - so simple but effective.
A great way to use the preexisting zip too! tfs.
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