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Topic: Janet Reno style pink dress -----> casual and cute pink dress  (Read 2345 times)
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« on: August 13, 2009 12:17:05 PM »

I've been wanting a bright pink dress but I'm not usually a bright colors person so I haven't bought one. However, while shopping in the thrift store this week I discovered a bright pink monstrosity of a dress complete with shoulder pads and fake pockets. Sadly I did not take a before picture, but just envision a bright pink rectangle with shoulder pads, buttons down the front, and a high round neck and you've got the idea... Shape, fix sleeves, add some lace, and here's my second successful clothing recon! Yay!

The light pink is a cami under the dress.

Kinda blurry, but I like the shot.

An attempt to take a pic of the back.

What do you think?

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009 12:31:11 PM »

It looks really nice on you, the shape is great. I can totally imagine the original, there always seems to be a few in every thrift store Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009 02:59:15 PM »

I like the buttons on the front and the back! 

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009 01:25:46 PM »

this is great, I can totally see it in Urban Outfitters or something. (That's a compliment, I promise. ha)
I really like the buttons at the back, too!
Was it difficult to sew the bias-tape lace (or whatever you call it) around the neckline? I try to do that, and it always comes out puckery and weird.
Anyways, this is awesome!

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009 06:34:34 PM »

Thanks! I had a lot of fun making this.

Pachydermia-- Urban outfitters is a guilty pleasure for me, so I took it as a compliment! The lace around the neckline doesn't look terrific up close. It doesn't pucker, but it doesn't really lie flat for long. I pretty much just pinned it twice as much as I thought it needed and sewed really slowly. This is only the third clothing item I've made, so there are many, many details that aren't finished nicely.
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hey, are you going to throw that away?

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009 11:54:14 PM »


i love personal swaps. i'm looking to swap my art or paper crafts for some re-usable fabric snack bags, fabric sandwich wraps, fabric paper towels, glass pendants, ephemera, or art books.


« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009 09:38:53 PM »

Wow, thats really cute! Congrats on finding potential in something that would otherwise remain in the thriftstore for a while Cheesy

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