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« on: October 03, 2011 11:07:31 AM »

Poor Hannequin.  That dress is not very current!
Let's remedy that, shall we?




Dye, sleeve removal, pintucks, and some hemming later...

Ta-da!



A dress any Hannequin- or Hannah- would be happy to wear!



The transformation looks super dramatic, but I think that is just because of the dye!  The sewing skills I used were fairly basic.  That said, if you have any questions about my process, feel free to ask!


Have a great day!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011 11:10:40 AM »

Wow!  I love this, now I want to go buy some old dresses to spruce them up like this! You've inspired me~

Very good job, it's super cute!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011 11:18:43 AM »

That is SO cute!  It's amazing that you got such a vibrant red.  Was the dress cotton?  You really managed to completely update it, either way.  I'm impressed!
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011 11:24:18 AM »

That is SO cute!  It's amazing that you got such a vibrant red.  Was the dress cotton?  You really managed to completely update it, either way.  I'm impressed!

Yes the dress was 100% cotton, which was lucky because I definitely didn't look until after I was already home, haha.  I was surprised at the vibrancy too!  I used RIT dye, which specified that it worked best with natural fibers though, so I guess that is why it came out so well.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011 02:03:05 PM »

gorgeous. very well done <3
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011 02:47:40 PM »

That is really amazing, I dont think I have ever seen such a wow-factor between a before and after shot. Keep up the good work! :3
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Clarachk
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011 11:34:08 AM »

Sexy! I would NEVER imagined that THAT fugliness could be fixed with dye. I honestly wouldn't have thought all that "splash" would cover as well as it did. You proved my imagination wrong :O) Nice sewing/cutting skills too!
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011 06:51:43 AM »

wow! what a powerful update on the dress! i just hit this rocks, because it does!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011 07:53:00 AM »

Wow!  Dying that dress made all the difference!  Very nice!
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011 09:09:35 AM »

That is sooooow pretty:)
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