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Topic: Frumpy floral mess to a fab vintagey frock. Well chuffed. :D  (Read 1381 times)
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« on: June 14, 2011 12:43:46 PM »

YAY!! Another post in a few days - man, I must have been bitten by the crafty bug!! Tongue

Anyhoos, I found this HEEEEEDEOUS tea party frumptastic floral dress in a charity shop for, like, a fiver and thought 'Yep, this needs to be turned into something...' I mean, look at it!! UGH! A bit sad....



But you know how you see something on the rack and immediately know what you you're going to do with it? Fate and all that. Smiley So, like a little kid with a bag of candy, I ran home with it (after paying for it, of course....) and started cutting it up using pattern Butterick 5033 - along with some rescued pink bedsheets for the lining and collar......aaaaaaand.....here is the result!!



I kept the original skirt bit - it seems to work okay with it. Smiley It's pretty much two squares sewn together, so I pleated them at the top and stiched it to the bodice. And guess what? The frock fits perfectly! A little too perfect.....a bit suspect....Tongue



This is probably the best thing I have ever done....ever.  The fact that all the lines match, the waistline is even and the collar is even at the front and the back - cause for celebration. Now I can't wait to wear it out. Cheesy!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011 02:11:45 PM »

Love the new neckline and glad you also tackled the waist to make it all your own.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011 05:16:50 PM »

Great transformation.  It looks very pretty.  May I suggest you shorten the hem just a smidgen?  Maybe right at or right under your knees?
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011 02:04:17 AM »

Great transformation.  It looks very pretty.  May I suggest you shorten the hem just a smidgen?  Maybe right at or right under your knees?

Thanks for the suggestion - think I might do that later today. But I have a thing about my knees - I look dreadful in any skirt that's just above them. Tongue -x-
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