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« on: September 08, 2010 10:56:49 AM »

Look a basset hound!


I am just tickled at how this one turned out. And elastic bobbins rock my world. There were some touch and go moments and for a minute I thought I had ruined it.

I got this dress on clearance at Target probably because I love jersey dresses (can you tell?). But nothing about this dress was flattering.
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The waist was the easiest part. I wound a spiral under the original shirring with a bobbin of elastic thread until the bobbin ran out. In the picture the white is the shirring I did. See the crooked lines? It doesn't matter. Ha I love this stuff.


Anyway I am Cheshire Cat over this dress. The square neck and high waist puts me in mind of Jane Austin (if Jane Austin was half black) I wore it to work today and I feel so pretty. And the dress is comfy.

Shirring is easy as easy can be. Trust me I am not a seamstress. If I can do it, it's idiot proof.
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010 11:08:50 AM »

LOVE the recon, you did an AWESOME job and you do look really pretty!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010 11:12:04 AM »

What a beautiful dress you turned it into!
It looks great on you.
(And the before was quite ugly, at least in my opinion.)
Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010 11:42:11 AM »

Its gorgeous now.  Great save Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010 01:22:21 PM »

Wow! Great recon! I love the neckline & the sleeves Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010 02:08:29 PM »

To be honest, I only clicked on your project because there was a basset hound in the picture. Tongue  Way to save a dress!  It looks very nice on you now.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010 03:24:33 PM »

To be honest, I only clicked on your project because there was a basset hound in the picture. Tongue  Way to save a dress!  It looks very nice on you now.

That's exactly why my husband can't walk him without me.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010 03:48:15 PM »

ooo super pretty
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010 06:39:30 PM »

i loved the "if jane austen was half black" line!
really enjoying your blog of fixing all the possibilities in your clothes closet, and want to try shirring now. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010 08:48:49 PM »

That looks really awesome!  Grin
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