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« on: June 15, 2008 09:56:16 AM »

I made this (i think rather fabulous!) babydoll dress from an old thing of my grandmas. She hates throwing anything away (WOOO!) so gave it to me to "see if i could do anything with it". Fortunately (although i've only reconned 1 thing before) i saw its potential and set to with the scissors!
Amazingly i only had to hem and put bias tape around the bottom of the skirt- to give it some weight, for which i used wundaweb!! and the back of the bodice - YAY i love recons!!

Oh-click on photos to enlarge... sorry im still a newbie!


Finished product!:

  - actually this wasn't quite finished (no hem or straps) but it shows the colours really well

  - sorry about the hair- its hard taking photos of ones back!

Yep i do realise its rather transparent- i'll probably line it at some point, but until then- cute undies rock on! The back hem is longer than the front - unintentional but i rather like it Grin

Comments/constructive criticism appreciated! xxx
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008 10:49:17 AM »

Oh wow! From totally hideous to totally fantabulous!!!!!  I like the back hem longer too.  What does grandma think of her dress now?  :-)
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008 11:03:55 AM »

I love seeing these frumpy-to-fabulous dress recons.  You did a fantastic job - your dress is so cute!

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008 11:20:31 AM »

excellent recon! I love it!

« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008 02:33:15 PM »

beautiful!  i love creating things from old granny clothes Smiley  great job!


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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008 11:18:11 PM »

oooh! I love that! looking at all these recons has put me ion a creative mood, i wanna go to the op shop right now and have a go at it myself! lol

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008 02:33:30 AM »

Oh wow! From totally hideous to totally fantabulous!!!!!  I like the back hem longer too.  What does grandma think of her dress now?  :-)

Well she didn't actually recognise it at first...!

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008 08:53:53 AM »

I like that a lot!  the "before" dress looks like it was a tent dress, popular in the 60s... they do look frumpy on thin women, and over-extenuate curves on curvy women.  not the best style for most, but very comfy! 

your reconstruction does that lovely fabric justice, though... and still looks comfy!  Smiley

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