A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,661
Currently Running With Scissors:
514 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: $5 gingham dress to skirt and top combo (img fat)  (Read 3072 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Can't cook.
Offline Offline

Posts: 492
Joined: 23-Jun-2008

Sew lost.

View Profile
« on: November 08, 2009 09:45:07 PM »

I bought a dress for five dollars because I liked the fabric but basically nothing else. The skirt was too short and poofed where I didn't want it.

As an added note, the dress is extremely busty and I haven't decided how I want to fix it yet, so please bear with the photos.

(Sorry, I don't have a full length mirror or anyone to take photographs of me.)

First I separated the top and the bottom, like so:

Then I took an old tank I didn't like and attached it to the top, thusly:

After I'd done that, I started screaming because the tank was much larger than the gingham bit and I had already pinned it and had to resize first, shown here:


Quite a simple recon but it took me forever and it's all wonky under the tits 'cause I cut it funny. I think i'll cover up where I've sewn with some lace or something.
Anyway, thanks for looking.

You're just closer to me when you fall.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009 02:24:58 AM »

I really like it! I sympathise with the wonky cutting bit, ive just made a dress with a wonky waistline so ive just decided it can only be worn with a belt - problem solved :p



Will exchange pixie skirt/ record bag/ handmade earrings/ other sewn paraphanalia/ true love/ my soul for knitty's 'cleaves' Smiley
If I run out of tacos, I can no longer maintain my human form
Offline Offline

Posts: 654
Joined: 15-Jul-2004

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009 05:28:15 AM »

my first thought was "why do we need to FIX the busty?" I think that pretty firmly establishes my feelings there...

I love this! i think the lace is a good idea, but i would add lace in some crazy color. not sure that it fits with the idea of the dress (it looks more 'classic' as it is now).

nice recon! Wink
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009 07:07:47 AM »

I really like this refashion.  It seems like every cute dress right now is cut way above the knee, and that's not my favorite length, especially paired with spaghetti straps and a low neckline.
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009 02:19:47 PM »

very nice! it looks much better on you now! If you want to "fix the busty" i would add lace or some light coordinating fabric in a criss cross fashion so it looks like a cami underneath, but as long as you don't plan on wearing it to work/school/other "professional" avenues, it looks fab on you the way it is: if you've got it, flaunt it!

Can't cook.
Offline Offline

Posts: 492
Joined: 23-Jun-2008

Sew lost.

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009 07:07:32 PM »

Haha, thanks everyone. The photos don't do the bustiness justice-my bra pokes out several inches when just moving about normally. I thought of putting a strip of fabric going flatways across it but it just didn't seem right so I think diagonally with the flow of the v would work a lot nicer.
Plus I love lace.

You're just closer to me when you fall.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How to Make Pork Kakuni
How To Roll Your Own Sushi At Home
How to Make Tofu Salad
How to Make Low Calorie Hiyashi Chūka with Shirataki Noodles
How to Make Beefless Southeast-Asian Satays I Plant-Based
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.