A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 305,441
Currently Running With Scissors:
371 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Devolution Dress: From 90's to 50's  (Read 7344 times)
Tags for this thread: dress , reconstructed  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: September 28, 2010 04:33:18 PM »

This started out as a 99 cent thrift store find. Note the unflattering baggy waist, the chaste button front, the enormous shoulder pads. One shoulder was faded and there are silly bows on the sleeves. If this dress was a word, it would be "Wugh" (shudder+"ugh").

 I turned it into a halter top, lowered it by three buttons and tightened up the waist. The belt came with the dress originally. I'll probably switch it out with a red one. I put one of the sleeve bows on the back of the neck strap (it looks like a backwards bowtie, but meh) then put a couple of the leftover buttons over the gathers that I had to do to make it fit. It took maybe an hour or so. I left the skirt alone entirely. It comes with pockets!

 Question 1: I'm graduating soon and will be looking for Hairdressing jobs. Would this be a ridiculous interview dress?
 Question 2: I like the length because it's pretty retro, but would it be more flattering shorter? And should I wear it with a petticoat?
 Thank you for looking!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 10969
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

Nerding along...

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010 04:40:51 PM »

Wow!  I love it - you look great!   Cheesy

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds


« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010 04:47:04 PM »

Amazing transformation! I think it would be really cute for an interview, but you should wear some sort of sweater or jacket over it. I really think you should shorten it about three/four inches; I think it would suit the dress more.

I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010 05:11:00 PM »

Thanks guys! I definitely plan on wearing a cute cardigan over it. During September in Alaska it's pretty much a given anyway. And thanks for the input. My laziness prevented my from shortening the hem but with the polka dots on my face and the polka dots on the dress it might do to have a few inches less of them. Wink
Offline Offline

Posts: 1589
Joined: 04-May-2010

I'll bet you ride a Schwinn, Schwinnrider!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010 05:36:31 PM »

I actually like the dress length as is. And I'd be hesitant to put a petticoat underneath it- there's a certain grace that's there (that flowy grace with all 40s and early 50s style dresses) that tends to be lost to kitsch when you add a poofy skirt. Wonderful job, I absolutely adore the 'new' dress!

Offline Offline

Posts: 356
Joined: 26-Apr-2010

If it wasn't for this anchor...

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010 05:46:05 PM »

What a pretty dress!  I agree with the last poster who said no petticoat - I love the way the dress flows without it.  Also, you could certainly wear with with a cardigan to an interview.  Good Luck!

« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010 06:11:08 PM »

What a great transformation! Nice job.

Reuse, Recycle, Refashion!

« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010 06:35:52 PM »

Beautiful! I will have to learn to look at dresses differently now after seeing this transformation!
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010 07:11:30 PM »

I don't know about the job interview, but the length and drape look fantatsic just like they are. It has a kind of chic sventieslook right now, but with a petticoat it wld be more fifties. Very versatile
lars the pirate
Offline Offline

Posts: 79
Joined: 05-Apr-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010 07:50:25 PM »

i love this incredibly so!!!!!!!! Smiley

SL rocks.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice
New Orleans Style Stuffed Bell Peppers
Surf and Turf
How to Make Roasted Potatoes
How to Cook Fresh Green Beans
Latest Blog Articles
November 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Cube Advent Calendar
Thankful for Family

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.