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frankeknitter
« on: July 24, 2011 11:46:02 PM »

    (updated action photos)                                                                                                         

I have had this shirt in my fabric stash for two years and was hit with inspiration this evening. I decided to make a dress for my best friend and rommate's 5 year old daughter
I started the removing the sleeves at 7:00pm and finished sewing the ruffle on at 1:45 am tonight

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I removed the sleeves to make the ruffle at the bottom, added elastic at the arm holes and bottom of the yoke. (Luckily the yoke was lined with the same material and already had a button closure in the back)
I then took out the seams on the sleeves and cut each one in half long ways to make four peices for the ruffle
The black lace was reconed from another peice of clothing. I haven't hemmed it yet......I hate that part.

                                                            After


  I will post some action shots tomorrow. I cant wait to see her reaction when she wakes up
   (She loved the dress. Though it still needs some work, the back needs more buttons and the front needs more elastic. Its kinda poofy, maybe I'll shirre it.)



« Last Edit: July 25, 2011 06:57:32 PM by frankeknitter - Reason: update » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011 02:27:28 AM »

What a change, it's now gorgeous!
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Caymen
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011 01:24:37 PM »

Great Job! I love when I have something laying around forever and then get hit with inspiration!
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graceless lady
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011 11:29:09 AM »

Lovely transformation!
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frankeknitter
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011 07:49:10 PM »

She won't take it off.  She loves twirling in it
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011 08:19:10 PM »

Now that's Flippin Awesome!  Great Job!  I know I have a few of those shirts in my stash, too!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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junebug6162
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011 10:47:03 AM »

What a beautiful recon!  A big A plus.
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