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« on: January 17, 2011 11:45:39 AM »

I have really got into refashioning clothing, it's something I've always promised myself I'd do when I bought things from thrift stores but just never got round to it, so this year I started a blog and am doing a months theme of Hand-Me-Down Horrors, refashioning clothing I'd previously bought from thrift stores and also uninspiring clothing currently in my wardrobe. The deal is that I have to use what I have, no fabric shopping trips just stash only.

This one turned out so cute I just had to share it. It's the same dress with a few repairs to the seam lines which had come unstitched and a collar made by tracing the shape of the neckline to make a pattern, adding seam allowances then fusing and stitching on. I started to write a tutorial but the lighting in my apartment is abismal.

Without futher ado here it is, hope you like it and feel free to check out my blog and keep up with my refashions.
http://rubymurraysmusings.blogspot.com/2011/01/hand-me-down-horror-no-5-sound-of-music.html







and of course the old trusty crumpled up before shot!!


Couldn't decide to add buttons or not so let me know what you think, with or without?
The buttons are currently just pinned on which is a great way to check out the look without having to sew them on until you make your mind up!! let me know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011 11:56:26 AM »

that floral print is great!
i think the buttons make it look extra cute Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011 12:08:05 PM »

So cute Smiley. Definitely keep the buttons.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011 12:38:25 PM »

Wonderful recon.  Definitely keep the buttons.

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011 01:06:22 PM »

Another vote for buttons!
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011 01:17:30 PM »

Cute dress Smiley
I vote for buttons as well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011 01:41:48 PM »

It's a small change, but makes a huge difference.

Definitely keep the buttons.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011 03:51:53 PM »

that is lovely - and i'm 'yea' for buttons
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011 08:05:30 PM »

Beautiful! and in my opinion, buttons for sure. they definitely belong with the whole look. what a wonderful dress came from your own design and yet with so little change. love it!
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011 11:52:28 PM »

absolutely leave the buttons. I love this!
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2011 05:42:23 AM »

Thanks for the lovely comments, I think that it's definitely with buttons!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011 08:59:36 AM »

Super cute! Keep the buttons, they top it off perfectly, like sprinkles on a (very wearable) cake!
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011 04:05:38 PM »

i agree with everyone else. keep the buttons. i think they make it look extremely cute
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2011 11:27:06 AM »

That's a great resolution - good luck for the rest of the year, you're certainly off to a good start! Like everyone else said, it's the little details that make the difference  Cheesy
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