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« on: August 02, 2007 04:47:39 PM »

i reconned this one from two XXL tshirts (i'm about a size 1x).
the front:

the back:

closeup of the bust:

and gratuitous glamour shot:

hope you like!
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007 04:50:38 PM »

Nice! In particular the straps look really good - that is always the hardest part for me... darn straps.

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007 05:52:42 PM »

very creative, thanks for sharing Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007 06:16:25 PM »

Fantastic!  The cut it very flattering and I love the shirring (I think that's what it is called...) and the ruffles on the bottom. 
I agree with sagefemme - the straps are amazing.  How did you do those?
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007 06:57:31 PM »

Nice, i really like the black inserts Smiley  And the ruffle too!

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2007 07:04:53 PM »

this dress is wonderfully flattering on you...

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007 07:22:16 PM »

Love this!  Looks great, good job!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007 08:24:39 PM »

You are so adorable! What a wonderful job you did, I love the back and the gathering around the bust. sooo cute, and it looks very flattering on you, something I've been *trying* to do with my clothing. Great job!
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007 09:09:48 PM »

wow, thanks everyone! i'm really happy with it. i feel like it was a very successful recon. it took a lot of trial and error, but it worked out really well in the end. yay!

as for the straps...i didn't do anything special. i cut two thin strips of fabric (maybe 1.5 inches wide?) and stitched them in very close to the top of the dress so that when the edges rolled (i left them raw) you wouldn't see the stitching (since the rag shop closed down i'm hard up for materials - i only have black thread!). the straps sort of rolled into tubes naturally, i didn't have to stitch them. as for the back, the straps were a bit long so i just overlapped them and stitched across.

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2007 05:59:08 AM »

it is very flattering, i love the bottom of the dress, its frilly and the way it falls is perfect.  Great job!
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