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Topic: Skimpy Tank Dress to Cute High Waisted Skirt!  (Read 5730 times)
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« on: June 05, 2010 10:44:41 PM »

So, being a hunter of bargians and a lover of the recent tank-dress trend, I couldn't resist buying one (similiar to this but in purple and black) for only $3 off a clearance rack awhile ago. Without trying it on first (which I NEVER do, but I was in a rush). Once I got back home and tried it on I realized the dang thing barely covered my butt, and furthermore did not in any way shape or form flatter the girls. Which I should have expected, does anyone else have issues with the proportions of these dresses?! My first thought was to cut the 'tank' portion off and use it as a skirt by itself; still too short. I'm not exceedingly modest, but this thing was too risque even for me. So, I decided to salvage some fabric from a little-liked dress I made last spring and actually make the dang thing useable. The black portions are the pre-existing skirt (I was able to save the waistband and original hemming, which saved a ton of time and effort) and the white is what I added. Please ignore the absurd elf ears and sword, my friend and I were having a stupid 'photoshoot' but it shows the skirt off pretty well.

 The Before (mine had a purple plaid top, black waistband, and black skirt)

The After



Not an extremely tricky project, but I'm very happy with the results. I adore high-waisted skirts (I think they're somewhat flattering on me??) and now I have a useable versitile skirt for about $3. Plus, wearing it with a tank top like I do means I can adjust it to better fit me and the girls Smiley

My only complaint is that, when sitting, the white pannel falls right across the 'drop zone' which is where anything you spill while eating will fall as well as sitting right across my butt meaning anything I might sit on/in will stain it. Oh well, guess I've just got to be extra careful.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010 11:08:13 PM »

1) That is dress recon is hella awesome. I hate those wimpy crappy dresses that are made for barbie dolls.

2) Gimme that dress! I want it! I <3 black and white. Cheesy

3) You are gorgeous. Hot body. No lie.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010 11:14:05 PM »

I agree with the above poster!!! <3 I love it!!! Great job re-purposing it into something you can actually wear-- and I LOVE that last picture!! You are soooo pretty!! <3
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010 08:07:33 AM »

So stinkin cute and I just love the ears and sword sounds like a photo shoot I would have had fun with. Next time I am there.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010 11:28:17 AM »

You have an excellent eye for reconstructing items, terrific! Cool
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 03:30:52 PM »

Wow, that looks fantastic. I definitely agree that the high waisted style looks great on you!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010 10:00:03 PM »

You've totally inspired me-I have 3 of these style dresses and I have been on the fence about them.  This recon seems much more practical for me-I love high waisted skirts as well.

And yes-you are adorable, and the skirt is very flattering on you.  Hubba hubba. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010 04:14:18 AM »

super gorgeous!  You are giving me ideas!
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2010 11:45:50 AM »

Ahhh I so love this!! I think it's a really clever way of altering something that's too short. Plus it looks adorable on you!
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