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« on: August 02, 2008 01:06:28 PM »

i bought a really cute vintage "tent dress" from etsy a few months ago.  i was so excited to get it, but when i tried it on, it was SO NOT CUTE.  example:



it made me feel like roseanne! but it showed promise and i knew i could make something out of it. so the first thing i did was to take up the length to a place where it hit me better.



then the neck started to choke me.  something had to be done! (ignore the cracked-out look here)



after that, it still felt a little too tenty, so i did a dart in the back to make it a little more fitted. 



i love that necklace with the top.  i might make it even more fitted, or wear a big belt right under the bust to give it more shape, but for a first recon, i was very pleased.  i wore it out last night on a date with my boyfriend, and he LOVED it.  i hope you enjoy seeing it as much as i enjoyed making it!
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008 01:17:31 PM »

super wicked, I love the colors, its an amazing recon Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008 01:36:15 PM »

From frumpy to fabulous, what a fantastic transformation! And I so enjoyed your post, you have a great gift there, kiddo!

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008 03:04:59 PM »

Wow, you took that top a long way! The blue portion looks way better at your waist instead of your knees. And the neckline is much more flattering. (by the way- is that a vintage looking red cross curtain in the background? It's so cool whatever it is I must replicate it into a pillow!)
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008 04:17:48 PM »

Nice job!  I have a box of caftans in the attic.  You've inspired me!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008 08:27:35 PM »

You have the greatest smile! and that shirt is tooo cute.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008 12:45:56 AM »

thanks, all!  i appreciate your feedback!

gannon: make sure you share pictures of what you do with your caftans!  i wish i had more laying around, this was a really easy and fun recon.
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