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Topic: $1.00 Clearance Shirt = Ruffly Summer Dress  (Read 30898 times)
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« on: June 22, 2008 09:19:50 PM »

Hey Craftsters! I found this huuuge XXL shirt on the clearance rack for ONE DOLLAR! I love the material, super soft and stretchy. I made it over the course of two days, working off and on. I'm very happy with how it turned out and it's probably my most successful recon. to date.
The black contrast bands are just scraps of another old t-shirt I had laying around leftover from a recon gone bad. =P

This is what it looked like before:


And here it is now!

FRONT


BACK - It's hard to see, but I added two darts running down most the length of the back part of the dress for a better shape.


CLOSE-UP OF BUST - Woo, super blurry, sorry!


BOTTOM RUFFLES - Dang I have some veiney hands.

Thanks for looking! Hope you folks like it, questions and comments always appreciated! Kiss
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Cinderemma
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 09:30:36 PM »

I love it!! Too cute!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008 09:38:37 PM »

Wow!  That is fantabulous.  Awesome work.. it fits your perfectly!  I love the black fabric strips on it, and the ruffles at the bottom make it so cute. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008 09:43:24 PM »

Looks awesome! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008 09:54:26 PM »

nice going, nicegoing!  Grin what a flattering new dress!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008 09:55:01 PM »

That looks so cute and very comfy. Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008 10:36:59 PM »

Very sweet, I like it a lot. I would probably wear this and I am not a dress person much less one for ruffles Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008 10:43:28 PM »

Fantastic recon! A $1.00 dress woo hoo!

The black trim really makes it pop, and the bust and ruffle detail make it especially feminine Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008 12:06:10 AM »

Very cute.  I usually don't post on clothes b/c I can not sew, but this is really cute. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008 04:07:22 AM »

wow, completely unrecognizable!
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