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Topic: "it had that $1.50 allure and potential"EDIT: now with tute!  (Read 8182 times)
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courtn341
« on: July 21, 2008 08:57:57 AM »

so i needed a dress for the weekend , and wednesday is family day at my salvation army ( every color tag but one is half off! that is if you can survive getting wailed with carts and fighting with other customers over the best finds.) i saw this for 3 bucks. but was very leery about buying it, due to the fact that i would need to alter it, and already have around 25 articles of clothing sitting in a dusty corner waiting for the day to be made fabulous . But it was half off and being an impulse buyer, i decided it had potential due to its wonderful print.

 
see if you can spot the matching belt [ its camouflaged pretty well  Smiley ] i have no shots of the back but it was the same as the front.


and after it may look plain from the front but.."wait until you get a load of the back.."




and just for fun the shoes that go so well !

apologies for the terrible shots, as my easel was my camera stand   Cheesy

EDIT:! I dont know how much this will help all of you.. since you kinda have to find the right dress to do it... but it was requested so here it is!  Smiley and i made 3 tutorials for craftster in one day.. i dont think any of them are up with normal comprehendible tute standards.. but i will blame it on my limited sewing knowledge.. Roll Eyes




you cant tell im an art student from these lame drawings .... haha.. oh well.
if theres any questions due to pure confusion ... feel free to ask!

enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 09:00:21 AM »

Totally fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 09:06:07 AM »

ohhhh that turned out so great!! good job, i love it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 09:13:53 AM »

this is amazing. i love the style and the recyclingness Grin i'm inspired...
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 09:25:46 AM »

caaaaauuuute!  soooo maybe I should start working on MY pile!
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008 09:40:07 AM »

ahh i love this
..i might just have to steal it from you :]
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008 10:38:30 AM »

i loved your pictures Smiley
you look awesome!!! and the shoes are so pretty too
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008 11:12:38 AM »

the print on that fabric is awesome.
and you turned it into such a great dress.
soo unbelievably cute.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008 01:02:43 PM »

Wow! You sure made something special out of nothing much!
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008 01:12:04 PM »

This is absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008 01:19:22 PM »

That is awesome! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008 01:46:27 PM »

haha! i love the before picture. the dress looks awesome on you!
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008 01:56:17 PM »

That's really pretty. I'm amazed.
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2008 02:22:58 PM »

Yeah! Work it! How did you get the back like that?
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2008 02:38:42 PM »

i love what you did with it Smiley i'm an impulse buyer too ^^ and i am drooling over the shoes!
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2008 04:06:17 PM »

Good job on the recon!
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2008 04:48:26 PM »

Great Transformation! Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2008 08:09:15 PM »

Best $1.50 project I've seen in a VERY long time! Great job!
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2008 09:31:45 PM »

Wow, I have a lot of these kinda shapeless dresses, just for the prints (they often come in great psychedelic prints) Know I can maybe wear them! Just great! I've never asked for a tute, but here I go... Grin
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2008 10:42:14 AM »

Wow...I would have never guess that dress came from that before pic! Great job! Love the shoes as well, you have pretty excellent taste.
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2008 10:47:39 AM »

ooooohh i love it! the neckline/back is awesome
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oooh that's such a great come back
looks greta on you  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2008 01:30:25 PM »

I love the back you did a fabulous job!

I love salvation armys half off days  Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2008 04:17:10 PM »

thanks everyone for all the great comments!
and lexi_icedrink - as for a tute, i would be more than happy to whip one up in a day or two, that is, if i know im not the only one who comes across dresses with fabulous prints, nice fitting waists, but ill fitting tops  Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2008 08:16:23 AM »

That is what you call frumpy to fabulous! I want one like that now  Kiss
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2008 10:53:45 AM »

thanks everyone for all the great comments!
and lexi_icedrink - as for a tute, i would be more than happy to whip one up in a day or two, that is, if i know im not the only one who comes across dresses with fabulous prints, nice fitting waists, but ill fitting tops  Cheesy

Yay super super! In fact, I sell vintage clothing on eBay. I have a huge stash of dresses that I can't sell because they are too big + too ugly. But they do have cute prints, so I can't get rid of them. It would be sooo nice to make some of them like you made yours. Not that I want to sell them, but for wearing myself. I am not that good at sewing :-) But your recon seemed not to hard. I am really curious how you did it and if you post some kind of tute I promise I give it a try (with pics  Grin)
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2008 12:13:48 PM »

your like Marge simpson with a chanel suit.. way cute....
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2008 02:20:03 PM »

So pretty! And I love your shoes!!
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2008 06:57:25 PM »

i love it! it looks amazing!
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2008 11:43:56 AM »

i actually gasped when i saw it.
i love it!!!! its gorgeous!
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2008 04:21:40 PM »

I love dresses with potential. *Sigh* I wish I'd had time to go thrift storing, but I was to busy.
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« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2008 10:27:14 AM »

veru cute!
that turned out terrific! i love the shape.
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« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2008 12:54:14 PM »

I have a ton of clothes to be reconstructed but this definiatly gave me some ideas.. great job Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2008 11:32:38 AM »

That is super cute!  great job!
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« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2008 11:42:36 AM »

So beautiful!!! Great job!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2008 01:53:05 PM »

very high fashion (i think) Cheesy it's so cute on you!
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« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2008 02:17:01 PM »

Aaaww that's such a pretty dress now.  Well done!  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2008 06:21:45 PM »

Wow, great job!!  The dress turned out super cute!  I rarely wear dresses, but I would totally wear that one.
I wish I had the vision to see a great piece of clothing out of an old one. 
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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2008 06:43:57 PM »

i would have never thought of turning that frumpy dress into something that cute, great job!
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« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2008 04:08:07 PM »

its long overdue.. but now its tutorial-ified!  Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2008 06:19:55 PM »

This makes me sad face at all of the icky looking 50 cent dresses I've turned down at yard sales Angry. Next time they'll be mine!!!
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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2008 08:35:37 PM »

This is so, so cute. I love the back... and the sandals look great with it  Grin
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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2008 05:57:20 AM »

what a wonderful transformation.  I love the print
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