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Lollipop67
« on: August 16, 2009 11:26:10 AM »

I was at my favorite thrift store when I ran across this green button down dress shirt, I love the color and decided I had to make something with it (my boyfriend tried to steal it from me, but I couldn't let him lol). So I grabbed a black button down shirt as well and took them home and started plotting my concoction. In the end I came up with this cute ruffle front and racer back dress that I cant wait to wear out. All in all it only cost about six bucks.
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Pachydermia
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009 12:57:56 PM »

whoa- I love it- so cute!
I really like the racer back, it's something different. (ha, and I JUST watched the Project Runway where Kara put a racerback on an evening dress and was thinking, man, I really like racerbacks... You must be a psychic.)
Does it unbutton, or did you sew it up? And how did you get your ruffles to look so lovely? Mine always turn out wonkly and uneven...
Tutorial, perchance?   Grin  Roll Eyes
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janerazor
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009 06:53:05 PM »

I have to concur on your ruffles; they are really nice. I also like the way the racerback shows off your tattoo.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009 02:03:01 AM »

That is such a beautiful colour! Amazing find and it looks even better now you've dolled it up. And the racerback is a really interesting idea... hmmmn I wonder if I could find a shirt that's a pretty colour like that Smiley if my dad asks I haven't been in his wardrobe...  Grin
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Lollipop67
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009 12:03:03 PM »

Does it unbutton, or did you sew it up? And how did you get your ruffles to look so lovely? Mine always turn out wonkly and uneven...
Tutorial, perchance?   Grin  Roll Eyes


It does still unbutton, and the ruffles I found kinda tricky. I had never done them before, so it took some trial and error. I ended up just folding them, kinda like making pleats and and pinning them as I went along (took alot of pins haha) and then sewing over them.  Then i tacked the ruffle down in places so it was more flat. I hope that made sense....

thank you all for the feedback though :-)
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