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« on: October 24, 2011 04:02:33 AM »

Take a look at my latest dress transformation that I thought turned out great.  

I am a fashionista but extreme frugalista
, so I only buy clothes for a few dollars--after someone else had paid the big money for them!

This gem came from Goodwill and was only $ 3.85!

It was a large dress-- Size 26 and I loved the pattern and planned to make it into a skirt until the thought came to me to leave it as a dress turn it backwards, cut a V neck front remove about 8" of fabric around all sides and use a 50 black patent leather belt as accent!




I loved the way it turned out.





An FYI: One advantage to buying an extra large item is it extra long (always great for me--since I am 5'10") and also because you get SO much fabric to work with!

Enjoy!

Mary

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011 06:00:57 AM »

How elegant!

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011 06:44:50 AM »

GORGEOUS! You did a wonderful job - it looks like it came from a boutique !  Lips sealed

Enjoy the compliments it's sure to bring!
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011 06:39:56 AM »

Cool! Perhaps you can retransform it to make it look like this:



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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011 06:42:09 AM »

Love the change, looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011 02:07:53 AM »

this really rockssss   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011 09:38:32 PM »

Wow, it looks stunning! You did a fantastic job - the fit is perfect.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011 07:43:43 PM »

WOW! This is absolutely stunning.
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Clarachk
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011 09:00:26 AM »

This is fantastic! And, it makes you look like a supermodel :O) This dress does your frame wonders, IMHO. The front made into a back looks super.

SIde note: Do you mind if I drop a blog here for you to check out? It's not mine... it's a re-fashion blog I check frequently. I think you may like it. It is www.refashionista.net. See Jill's 'about' page to see what she does there.

If you ask me, being frugal is not a bad thing. It lends us the oportunity to pull out the creativity that is needed in order to come up with ways to make what we have work for us! Your dress is a great example of doing something wonderful and wearable/classy with a textile that others may otherwise look over.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011 10:44:33 PM »

I love this dress! What a nice buy, it was just begging to be reconstructed!
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