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justinexcore
« on: December 30, 2007 05:17:14 PM »

During Boxing Day, I bought an XXL women's tunic from Old Navy. I saw it on the hanger like this:

It was just begging to become a dress.

So I took it home and I put it on. The sleeves were gargantuuuuuuaaaaaaaan, but the drawstring (which was supposed to sit under the bust, but I'm not XXL so it sits on my waist) worked out alright, so I decided to take the sleeves off. The neckline gaped a lot too, since the last button ends below the bust, so I added a couple more buttons so that it closed up all the way. I also had to take several inches off the arm holes and put facings in.




In the end (and accessories added, etc. etc.), I ended up with this:
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BadWolf
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007 05:26:39 PM »

Wow, you worked some serious seamstress magic on that. Good work!
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polkadotbug09
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007 05:34:34 PM »

niiiiiiiiice!
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Tickle_Me_Pink
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007 05:58:07 PM »

Too cute. I was going to buy like 3 XXL clearance tops the other day, but I didn't have enough money, haha. I love it! very classy and elegant!
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Midnight Iris
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007 06:23:23 PM »

You worked wonders with that dress/tunic thing. It's very classy now.
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hanako283
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007 10:24:59 PM »

buying clearance oversized stuff and reconstructing it is a big dream for me. Tongue but you nailed it! <3 love the look!
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007 09:26:22 AM »

wow, that's actually a huge inspiration!!  it's simple but i really like that you made something you can actually get a lot of use out of, instead of doing some big complicated thing like i always seem to end up doing.  kudos.
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miasmax
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007 04:52:26 PM »

Wow, I love that.  Cheesy How long did it take for you to finish?

I love your Oxfords by the way.  xD
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smalaska
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007 06:54:55 PM »

It's so clean and pretty.
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thriftygoddess
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008 09:44:03 AM »

that is too cute!  Cheesy i did a similar thing with a size 18 dress but it became seriously slutty by mistake due to the neckline being much lower on me than a size 18 person

so congratulations on not falling into the same trap
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