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I like to make wearable things out of things that aren't wearable.
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« on: June 09, 2008 10:05:48 AM »

so..... I was wandering through my local thrift shop when I happened upon this dress. Well, not this dress as it currently looks. See, when I found it, it was about five sizes too big and floor-length (I apologize, no before pictures) Well, I could see its potential and I loved the fabric (black raw silk). SO I bought it for two dollars, took it home and promptly put it in my closet where I forgot it about. About a year later I took it out and set to work. I chopped it off to knee-length, added some black satin and took it in.

Where did I go wrong, you may ask. Well.......
as I was taking it apart I found this buried in a side seam:

that's right kids, I destroyed a vintage Christian Dior.
HOORAY for wreckless reconstruction!!!

P.S. It makes a really great story when you're wearing the dress at cocktail parties. I just find it amusing.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 10:09:51 AM »

let me be the first to say that i am so sorry. that sucks so badly that it happened, but on the somewhat bright side, the dress looks lovely, and the bust line is amazing.

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 10:15:35 AM »

Oh my GOD! Don't you just hate when that little things pop up? The dress does look gordgeous reconstructed though. Look on the bright side, you couldn't where it if it was enormous.

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 10:26:29 AM »

I don't know... I think it's kind of awesome that you took an unweildy designer vintage and made it into something chic and wearable.  After all, "vintage" could just mean "old" if it wasn't cool.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 10:31:04 AM »

Solution: just tell everybody it was designed that way! =P Seriously, it looks great and only you will know what happened. Plus, what's the point of having something by Christian Dior if you can't wear it? It looks great!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008 10:34:35 AM »

You poor thing.
When I told my man your sad tale even he cringed!
But yes at least it looks gorgeous now and will be worn.
Most vintage dresses need a bit of tweaking anyway!

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008 10:52:42 AM »

hahaha, I'm really not upset about it at all, I think it's absolutely hysterical. and yeah, I couldn't have worn it if I hadn't altered it. Plus I just love to say that Dior wasn't good enough for me, I had to make it my own.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOLZ.

« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008 10:57:03 AM »

Plus I just love to say that Dior wasn't good enough for me, I had to make it my own.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOLZ.

That's great, lol, and the dress looks fantastic.
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008 11:06:52 AM »

I think Mr. Dior would be proud. you recognized something beautiful and made it to your liking, aaaaand gave it a second life! great job!
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008 11:25:34 AM »

1.  That's a funny story!  Seriously, you can tell it for YEARS!

2.  I agree with what many others have said: if it was too big than it would've had to have been altered anywho--so you saved mucho money by doing it yourself!

3.  It looks fab! 

So  to conclude:  LUCKY YOU!!

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