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« on: September 02, 2007 01:21:50 PM »

This is my first post with pictures (finally got 10 posts!), and second reconstruction project.  This site is so cool.  I don't really need to be on here as I don't have that much time as it is, but, this project turned out so well, I just had to share with those who would appreciate it.

This is the blue velvet shirt that I started with.  It was mine, I got lots of use out of it in college, but it was just collecting dust in my closet, so I figured it needed a new life.


This is the yellow bridesmaid dress (I'm on the right) also hanging (really it was on the floor) in my closet getting no use.  We all know I wasn't going to wear it again, so it was going to get a new life also.



The only additions were a remnant of red faux suede fabric that calicokitty gave me for the tear drop shapes in the sleeves (which were TEDIOUS btw--I've never done so much pining!) and the bow.  I also used an old blue dress shirt of mine for the lining of the sleeves.


Using the Simplicity 9384 Snow White pattern, here is DD dressed as a beautiful, Snow White. 






Not too bad, eh?

Why so early for Halloween, you might ask?  I made it for the princess birthday party calicokitty had for her oldest DD just yesterday.  It turned out so well, DD will wear it for the Fall Harvest party (in lieu of Halloween) at church.

This reconstruction project is sorta special to me because I was 6 weeks preggo with DD in the bridesmaid picture, and I wore the blue velvet top one last time to a wedding when I was about 5 months preggo with her.  Just kinda of sentimental to me.

Thanks for letting me share!
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007 01:37:22 PM »

so pretty and i love your little model! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 01:39:02 PM »

Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

You could probably construct a wearable dress from the remnants of your bridesmaid's dress.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 02:36:21 PM »

you are such a good mommy! she is so cute in her princess dress!
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007 03:01:36 PM »

Turned out great, and the little model is a doll.
I love the sentimental value the garment has, as well.
good job!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007 03:05:20 PM »

That's so sweet! You did a great job and it's awesome to have those sort of memories every time you see her in that!
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007 03:27:20 PM »

There's never a wrong time for a wee one to wear a costume or for any girl to feel royal!  It's so awesome that there are so many layers of meaning to that dress and that you were able to reuse things instead of tossing them out or letting them hang (and "hang") neglected in your closet.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007 05:03:33 PM »

It turned out great, good job!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007 05:16:38 PM »

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my DD and the dress.  I do love the extra memories tied into it.

MistressT--I think you are right about letting little ones wear costumes for other occasions besides Hallowen and parties.  I had DD try on the dress the same morning of the birthday party to finish the hem.  We still had to run a few errands before going and she insisted on wearing it out.  I decided to let her and she got so many comments while walking around in Target.  It was too cute!
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007 06:44:44 PM »

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my DD and the dress.  I do love the extra memories tied into it.

MistressT--I think you are right about letting little ones wear costumes for other occasions besides Hallowen and parties.  I had DD try on the dress the same morning of the birthday party to finish the hem.  We still had to run a few errands before going and she insisted on wearing it out.  I decided to let her and she got so many comments while walking around in Target.  It was too cute!

We have our whole lives to be "appropriate", live with dress codes, to feel all the pressures of appearance, etc. so to have those first few years to dress like a day dream or mix colors unconventionally is a gift it seems crazy to deny them to me.  One of my honorary nieces went through a phase were she liked to wear a hoodie, diapers and snow boots around the house.  Why not?
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