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Topic: Bridesmaid Reconstruction to Jr. formal dress  (Read 2021 times)
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stacysews
« on: July 18, 2007 07:35:51 PM »

My brother in law is getting married this Friday.  I got a call from his fiancee a week ago saying she wanted my daughter to be a jr. bridesmaid instead of a candlelighter.  Since I figured it would be difficult to find a dress in time, I raided my closed and used the material from a bridesmaid dress of my own (which just happened to be in the same color as my future sister in law) and came up with this.  Here's my before & after photo:



I most of the dress for this one - the organdy overlay and lining for the dress, the satin straps and broach for the "ribbon bow", and even ripped out the zipper for the back of the dress!
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taunya1978
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 07:36:57 PM »

amazing!  I would of never guessed that was a recon dress!
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MissNoemi
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007 07:39:43 PM »

Wow, you did a gorgeous job. I never would have guessed that dress had a former life.
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tinab363
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007 08:00:49 PM »

What an awesome job you did!!  It looks great.  Your daughter looks very happy with the results. 
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cheytown
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007 08:33:15 PM »

wow! that's spectacular! you did an amazing job. i love how you reused stuff - the ribbon bow/broach is great. i'm impressed with how well it fits her and how "real" it looks (i agree with the others - i would have never known it was a recon). she looks really pretty in it, too. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007 09:02:02 PM »

very slick!  and bravo for the great attitude to last minute changes!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007 11:12:00 PM »

I love it, it looks much more..... girly now
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jaberella
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007 04:39:16 AM »

AWESOME. Really a gorgeous dress, good job!!
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missmonkeymae
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007 05:40:20 AM »

Very professional recon! I bet your daughter feels very grown up in it too!
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Kedrock
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007 07:00:35 AM »

Nice job.  What a cool idea.
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