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« on: December 16, 2010 11:37:14 AM »

I had this Vintage Navy Polyester (ick) dress in my stash for ages and had no idea what to do with it but just knew it was destined for greatness at some point.

Sooooooo, I took it in a mile (it was shapeless and yuck) shortened it a mile, wipped off those pesky pockets and added some cute vintage crochet trim from my stash and I am in complete love, I just followed the seam line around the neck hence the unusual shape of the trim.

More info on my blog: http://rubymurraysmusings.blogspot.com/2010/12/tyujjjjjicf.html

Now I just need for it not to be snowing up a storm so I could actually wear it Smiley

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C+C always welcome, and for the record my hubby was against the trim at the bottom but I overruled him  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010 11:43:15 AM »

lovely dress.
i really like that you followed the neckline, and i think it really needs the bit on the bottom.

great way of giving something old and ugly a new life!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010 01:29:55 PM »

That looks great. =D I especially like the neckline.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010 02:47:41 PM »

Love it and love the color scheme (navy and white are so classy together).  However, I'm with your husband in that I'd prefer no trim at the bottom.  It'll make you look longer and leaner if there's nothing to interrupt the silhouette down there.  I've got kind of short legs so I'm always thinking about these things.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010 05:51:17 PM »

Mariec I do know what you mean, my hubby usually has a good eye for these things, except for anything to do with ruffles, apparently he is unable to have an opinion about ruffles!   Tongue

I unfortunately am one of these people that cannot just leave things alone and have to keep adding to them, but it's not tightly sewn on at all so if I change my mind I can always take it off to change it up a bit.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010 05:57:14 PM »

I like it and I like the trim it adds to the cutsey look and I think makes it look classic and vintage
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toothdocswife
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010 12:42:23 PM »

The dress turned out really well.  I love the vintage trim!!  It looks like a true classic.
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010 07:36:53 AM »

super cute recon!  i like the trim at the bottom too Smiley
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