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« on: July 31, 2010 04:03:14 PM »

Allow me to explain. When cleaning out their basement of 40+ years of junk, my grandparents came across my mom and aunts closet full of old dresses. Everything from terribly 80's poofy bridesmaids gowns to casual dresses that would look at home in the Sailor Moon cartoons (I swear, there was a purple Sailor Scout outfit in there...). Anyway, my grandmom offered me anything I'd care to take, the rest was going to Goodwill. So I grabbed this little polka dot number, which my mom informed me was her favorite dress when she was about my age. Now, let me explain something. When it comes to taste in anything from curtains to clothes to water ice, my mother and I are polar opposites. To the point where, if we walk into a store, we will both make a beeline for the same couch/shirt/object pick it up and simultaneously exclaim "This is the ugliest [object] ever!" and "This is the cutest [object] ever!" It has happened. The one time we both picked up the same sweater and both declared it cute we quickly exchanged glances, slowly replaced the shirts on the display, then scattered away. But lately I've been on a retro pin-up kick (think black/white/red, polka dots. bows, etc.) and this was the perfect project to fulfill all my obsessions, plus I think it's kind of cool that I get to reuse something of my moms, that's never happened before, partially because of the style-barrier and partially because she's wayyyyyy skinnier than me. So, this was a great project all around, and I got to try a lot of new sewing challenges (invisible zipper, reconstructing a highly structured garment, snaps, a cumberbun, etc.) I'm pretty happy with it!!!

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I removed the top (I just wear it with a tank top) and the floppy bow, added an invisible zipper down the side so it would fit over my hips, coinstructed and added the red cumberbun, and sewed snaps on the cumberbun for closure. It's three tiered and has tulle under it to give it its shape.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010 04:11:34 PM »

I love it, great job!
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lady4feet
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010 05:20:03 PM »

Looks freaking great! The fact that you can share it with your Mom adds to its awesome factor.
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kittie98
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010 07:58:47 PM »

I love this skirt, it looks so awesome on you!
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RemusRox
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010 08:47:02 PM »

I love the skirt! the red looks fab with it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010 09:26:15 PM »

Very cute & great story!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010 10:00:16 PM »

That is super duper cute! I love polka dots.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010 02:45:11 PM »

Very cute! And it looks perfect with the accessories you've chosen.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010 10:05:57 PM »

OH so cute !!!! I feel inspired now !!! Good job !
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010 07:49:21 AM »

  Grin excellent creativity and flawlessly executed  Grin!!!

you look like one hot chica i might add!
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