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charmingflaws
« on: June 21, 2010 05:05:54 PM »

I've been churning out these dresses for the past week and I really love them. It's a thrifted elastic waist skirt with a tank top/scoop neck combo that I made from jersey, which is my new favorite fabric by far. It just skips over the head and is really comfy. I'm experimenting a bit with length and whether to make them babydoll style or have the skirt hit at the waist.

And after making three of these dresses I saw the same thing (but uglier, I think ;P) at Target!! I had no idea. I like mine haha.






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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010 05:21:18 PM »

I usually don't like these, but these are very well done - I like the shape of the neckline, and I like the empire waist.  The belt is a nice touch.  Maybe I will make some of these for summer - they would be perfect for the miserable weather we're having.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 05:30:45 PM »

Those are all so fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010 05:30:58 PM »

Those dresses are very pretty! PS...I love the belt in the first pic Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010 05:47:24 PM »

How did  you attach them Just love them they are so cute and very pretty. Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010 04:03:29 AM »

Very clever.  Your are much prettier than Target's because they are not mass produced!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010 05:24:06 AM »

very nice. I love jersey too, it just feels so nice.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010 12:51:10 PM »

very clever, they all look great!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010 04:47:51 AM »

these are cute Cheesy i like the patterns of the skirts, especially the first one
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010 07:12:04 AM »

agreed, all lovely - especially with a belt. my favourite is the last one becasue i like brown & blue Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010 12:45:36 PM »

HEY I like the ugly ones from Target! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010 04:10:14 PM »

How did  you attach them Just love them they are so cute and very pretty. Great job.

Thanks! I just sewed right through the elastic of the original skirt, it was pretty easy. You just have to sort of stretch it a bit as you go.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010 08:24:09 AM »

 Smiley Love the dresses...especially the first photo with the belt!! I never thought of using a tank top...but I might try making it!!  Wink Nicely done!!   Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2010 07:01:52 PM »

Very simple and cute!  *skipping off to goodwill to find some awesome skirts*
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010 11:40:30 AM »

Your dresses are beautiful! I never thought of using skirts that way. I wish I had kept those I donated to GW! Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2010 12:17:09 PM »

Oooo, I really like them. Especially the first with the belt. Very cute.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010 07:39:48 AM »

I love these. The fabric is so pretty and I love what you did with the belt in the first pic.
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2010 08:48:22 PM »

Great minds think alike, I see Smiley
I've bought countless thrift store skirts because the fabric is just so darn pretty, but the design is awful.  I sorted through my closet, and found plenty of tank tops I never wear, so I just attached the skirts to cutoff tank tops and voila!
I especially love that first one, it's gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2010 09:20:00 PM »

I do love this style of dress, yours are awesome in pattern choices, MUCH cuter than the ones I've seen, too. Flimsy thin flannel not worthy of anything but lingerie.

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2010 09:34:59 AM »

these are very cute. i love the belt you used also!
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« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2010 07:25:59 AM »

All are cute, but that belt is adorable!!! I live for belts of great uniqueness. I rescue items from thrift stores that show LOTS of love, i.e. destroyed elastic waist bands; however the 60's buckles are rockin' it still! Yeah, I rescue them and just buy new elastic. Great job on the dresses.
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