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Topic: What if you were bad at sewing two years ago? Apple dress improved!  (Read 5127 times)
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ludicrouslouisa
« on: February 23, 2010 11:12:00 PM »

OK so I made this dress about 2 years ago and truth be told it wasn't that great, not very flattering and the skirt was rather too narrow so I couldn't walk too well in it. Also no pockets, and everything needs pockets.

(bear with me, I only have this photograph)
So what did I do? I chopped it up, used the shirring as a back panel and recycled the skirt fabric, of which there was precious little (hence the addition of all the white bits.) It has pockets for my iphone too! I think it's pretty cute, and considering my incredibly bad success rate with dresses (for some reason I just can't do dresses very well..) I'm quite pleased.

The white bit is a segment of a business shirt, pintucked etc.

Cause the skirt was so narrow I had to cut it in half and gather it instead, and then that meant that..well..it was really short. Like, not covering my bum short. Hence the white frillies, and it's more short than I usually wear even now
Close up of the fabric:
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010 11:43:12 PM »

I love love the reincarnation. It's so cute and where you put the white parts is perfect. I love love love the skirt of the dress. I want it!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010 11:58:59 PM »

This is super-sweet. I love the fabric. Good work!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010 12:17:00 AM »

so cute. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010 12:47:35 AM »

How cute! Great save there. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 02:50:22 AM »

It looks like this should have been the dress in the first place! Great rebirth  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 04:34:15 AM »

Wow, I love it! Really works nicely with the white! Love the apple fabric, good idea to just re-do an old project!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010 04:44:33 AM »

That was a really fantastic save. Two thumbs up. Wait, no, four.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010 06:25:11 AM »

So cute!!! Way to take lemons and make lemonade!  I always get so frustrated when I make stuff and it doesn't turn out, but you've inspired me to keep trying!
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010 07:18:07 AM »

Your first attempt was sweet but your second attempt is super cute! I learn as I go too. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010 07:28:28 AM »

much improved!! well done!
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010 07:48:14 AM »

That is super cute with extra marks for most improved.  Wink Very inspiring.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010 08:39:31 AM »

very cute! Love the bodice Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2010 08:41:56 AM »

Frickin' adorable.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2010 10:09:35 AM »

what a great redo!!

It is nice to see your sewing improved and that you had the confidence to redo a past project!

Love that you figured out how to take care of various issues (too short, too tight, etc)

Love it!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2010 10:40:51 AM »

What the hell is that cup in the first photo? I can't quite figure out what's going on there...


Your dress is super cute, and that fabric is perfect for this project!
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2010 11:36:50 AM »

Those shirred dresses are a little hard to wear if they're long, but in the re-make you've really made it work wonderfully well... Nice job of creative problem solving!
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2010 12:01:17 PM »

omg, much better! Using more than one fabric (especially a print) makes things look ten times better (and harder) and it's usually just as easy as using one. So cute!
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2010 02:02:51 PM »

That is absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010 02:16:09 PM »

It's cute Smiley something you might find at anthroolgology cute.... or whatever that really expensive store is with pretty dresses Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2010 02:33:08 PM »

Thanks very much for all your comments everyone Cheesy

What the hell is that cup in the first photo? I can't quite figure out what's going on there...

Basically, me being pretentious and philosophical about perception. I'd had clams for breakfast (vognole - it's like a clam pasta, yeah, I do have a habit of eating leftovers for breakfast..) and I put all the empty shells in my teacup...and my Dad told me it was gross, so I thought "why is it gross in a cup, but not if I'd put them in a bowl? Because we don't expect to see shells in a mug?" and yeah, snapped the pic.
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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2010 03:58:03 PM »

Basically, me being pretentious and philosophical about perception. I'd had clams for breakfast (vognole - it's like a clam pasta, yeah, I do have a habit of eating leftovers for breakfast..) and I put all the empty shells in my teacup...and my Dad told me it was gross, so I thought "why is it gross in a cup, but not if I'd put them in a bowl? Because we don't expect to see shells in a mug?" and yeah, snapped the pic.

Sounds like something I would do. I would eat everything out of a mug if I could get away with it.  There is just something so great about mugs Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2010 08:12:27 PM »

WOW this is so beautiful! I absolutely love it, and I'd love a tutorial if you had the time.. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010 12:54:32 AM »

Really fantastic and very pretty!
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2010 01:25:10 AM »

adorable! you know what would be super cute though, if you have any extra white fabric? continue that waistband around the back by making a sash that ties in a nice bow. that way you still have the stretchiness of the shirring but the waistband goes all the way around. I really love the pintucked bit and the ruffles on the bottom though, they're just precious.
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2010 09:00:17 AM »

super cute!
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