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Topic: My Spring-y Splice-y Tank-Top-y Vintage-y Dress :) (Whoa now an action shot!!)  (Read 4338 times)
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« on: November 15, 2011 02:45:48 PM »

**Edit...action shot, because I found a belt. And yes, I make weird faces in pictures. And I lost my camera, so I had to use my phone.

The back...I'm kinda hunching a bit, but just for reference Smiley

So this idea is not originally mine by any means; its your basic pre-made tank top attached to a skirt to make a dress concept, but I had always wanted to try it so here is my take Smiley

The tank top I started out with was this one. I (one day, while snooping through the trash, like usual) fished it out of an old bag of clothing that was destined for a probably dismal fate. (Actually, to be honest, it wasn't this tank top exactly; it was one EXACTLY like it, only blue. But I didn't take a picture of it before I cut it up because I didn't think this would actually work ^.^)

I liked the detail over the yoke/collar a ton. The shirt, however, was gigantic on me, and the front had a habit of hanging dangerously low when I moved about.

I took in the sides but the top was still too low in the front for my tastes. SO I got to thinking, 'Hey, the back of the shirt is equally awesome...LETS TURN IT AROUND!'

So I did!

The skirt fabric was a jewel. It is a silk blend that was half-off at Jo-Ann's, plus I had a coupon, PLUS it was the last of the bolt so I got another percentage off! I got about 3 yards of it for like $5! I LOVE bright patterns!

I also like how it has a sort of vintage vibe. Or maybe that is just me, hehe. I am on the prowl for a belt to wear with it, to kinda break up the piece a little bit.

The back.
It is kinda difficult to tell on the mannequin, but the button and keyhole add a cute addition the the back neckline. It falls in just the right place and is kind of unexpected!

Again, thank you all for your interest and support! It means so much to me!

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011 02:59:01 PM »

I agree - I like the vintage feel of it.  This is FANTASTIC!  Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 08:14:53 PM »

That is a great outfit! No matter what kind of mood I was in, I think I'd feel at least 82% better in that gorgeous and incredibley flattering skirt and that freakin' sweet top.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011 09:07:07 PM »

This is fabulous! One of those wide, brown, braided leather belts would look great with it!

« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011 09:40:06 PM »

great idea!! adorable.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011 09:56:49 PM »

that half-backless shape is so feminine! ; ) It's gorgeous with turned around top

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011 10:25:00 PM »

thank you all!

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011 09:24:38 PM »

I didn't even realize at first that you made the skirt lol. I thought you just put the tank with the skirt. Great job and I think it has a vintagey feel too.
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012 03:18:00 PM »

I can't believe I haven't responded yet to this reconstruction.

What an amazing dress, the skirt and the top match wonderfully. Suits you soooo well, you look super cute in it! Fantastic what you did here!

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012 02:09:13 AM »

Thank you so much! I looked for the skirt fabric FOREVER for a perfect match. I was stoked when I found it Smiley

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