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Topic: Cute Black and White Dress for My Valentine's Day Dinner.  (Read 7872 times)
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« on: February 08, 2011 06:32:00 PM »

There wasn't too much ugly about the dress except for the straps and the fact that it was too big. But the material called to me and I really wanted to make a cute dress to wear for Valentine's Day. My boyfriend thinks it looks great and personally, I'm super proud of myself.

I got the original dress for a cheap like $3 and I already had the lacy and the middle black material (lacy can from my OLD OLD OLD slip from when I was like 8 and the black was what was left of the silky pants that I bought to make the bow for my Lady Gaga costume.) The material for the shoulders, however, had to be bought new. But I only spent $2 on it so this is like a $5 dress. Smiley

The After Images--



Before Front:

Before Back:

The Ugly Silver Straps:

Random Picture With My Cat Precious (AKA Doo-Doo Head (Doo-Doo Head is the only name she'll even look up at you for)):

Tell me what you think?
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011 07:45:47 PM by happyface:) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 07:46:56 PM »

You should be very very proud of yourself!  The straps/cap sleeves and angled back part really accent each other and you look amazing!  Great job, and so economical.

Plus you match your sweet cat, and that's always fun!

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011 12:54:00 AM »

Looks great, and cute cat!

« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011 12:57:41 AM »

oh wow this is super cute! to be honest I didnt really like the original dress but what you have made from it is amazing- Its bang up to date and really smart, I hope he's taking you somewhere really glam so you can show this off!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011 08:41:33 AM »

What a great job!!  that is super cute
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011 12:01:49 PM »

really cute dress!

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011 07:29:28 PM »

Thank you for your comments! It was super fun (and at times super frustrating) to make and the result is something I'll be proud of for a long long time. This is the first craftster challenge that I've participated in and it was mostly to prove to myself that I could get it done by that deadline.
Your comments make me happy though because they make me feel even better about the result. Smiley Thank you all.

« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011 03:16:20 PM »

You did a FAB JOB on this dress! Be proud and wear it again too!  It looks WAY better now that you changed it!  Your skills will take you far, young woman!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011 07:43:57 PM »

You did a FAB JOB on this dress! Be proud and wear it again too!  It looks WAY better now that you changed it!  Your skills will take you far, young woman!

Thank you and I DEFINITELY will be wearing this dress again. This is one of the dresses I'm taking with me this weekend when a family friend of mine takes me out to take my Senior pictures. I can't wait!

« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011 09:01:49 AM »

Awesome job!  You look great, and the dress looks store bought!
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