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« on: December 05, 2007 02:02:07 PM »

I found this dress in a local thrift store for only 20 cents!
I hated the original design, but I gave the dress the benefit of the doubt
and tried to keep an optimistic outlook for creating something
fantastic out of its crazy fabric.



I thought that the top was too busy...
but that there was enough fabric in the skirt to mess with.
I wasn't sure how I would pull something like this off...
but I knew that I would have to remember "simplicity is key". 

After debating for quite some time,
I decided that the most simple solution
really was the ideal look for this outfit. 
Skip the buttons, skip the straps, skip the mess.
The fabric brought enough attention to the outfit, the design could be minimal.
I came up with this:



I decided to keep the elastic in the skirt, and sew in a double layer
(for extra coverage, of course) into the top portion of the new design.
Cinching at the waist via a black belt gave the dress nice pleats.
(keeping the buckle in the back to keep the front bright and basic.)



I am very pleased with the new look of this dress...
and consider it a success ten-fold. 
I'll be wearing it out as soon as I get a chance.



Thanks for looking - This is my first topic!
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007 02:09:38 PM »

i actually liked both of them... before and after... but i def wear the after BERFORE i wore the before. LOL.


great job~
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007 02:11:54 PM »

Looks great! I like the simplicity of it, although I haven't had the nerve to wear a strapless dress since my freshman year of high school, when some wiseacre in my class thought it'd be funny to unzip the strapless dress I was wearing to a Valentine's Day dance.  Shocked I caught it before it fell, but I've been skittish about strapless designs ever since....  

Anyway, yours looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 02:14:07 PM »

This is fantastic! It's funny how awful it looked at first, and just your small changes made all the difference in the world! It's soooo cute! And perfect for holiday parties.  Cheesy I may have to stop by my thrift store soon; I'm inspired!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 02:14:34 PM »

that is very cute it looks like something someone could truly wear instead what it originated from
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007 02:17:52 PM »

I'd sport that dress...I love rainbows and bright colors ...now I want one of my own.. Cry
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 02:20:31 PM »

I love this dress!  It looks so much better now.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007 02:25:58 PM »

I dont usually leave comments unless im really inspired.

i saw this and said (outloud)  "That is fucking adorible and I want it!"

so there you go.

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pinkyswear
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 02:26:37 PM »

Can you take a picture of how it looks on? I'm curious...I love the fabric though, hee.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007 02:27:02 PM »

kookie super prom dress (thats what the style is called in the uk)
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