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Topic: What if you were bad at sewing two years ago? Apple dress improved!  (Read 5090 times)
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« 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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Meladoro
« 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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envirocraft
« 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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