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« 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!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010 04:40:51 PM »

Wow!  I love it - you look great!   Cheesy
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« 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.
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« 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
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« 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!
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« 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!
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010 06:11:08 PM »

What a great transformation! Nice job.
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« 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!
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« 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
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010 07:50:25 PM »

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