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eliskimo
« on: March 24, 2012 07:29:51 AM »

Hi there!

Another dress I thrifted (aaaages ago) for only 1 and reconstructed into something a bit more flattering. I didn't do much to it, I shortened it a bit and took out the elastic in the waist. And I put a belt on it, because (almost) everything looks so much better when you put a belt on it!

Excuse me for the picture overload. I got a bit excited with the modelling and my sister took a lot of pictures  Wink







And here's a little bonus jumping picture! Yay for spring!



Please let me know what you think! Any ideas on what I should make from the fabric I cut off at the bottom? (Not big enough to make a skirt off, unfortunately)
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012 08:24:45 AM »

What a cute, fun and flattering little dress! It looks perfect now. Do you have any tips on removing the elastic from the waist?

As for the leftover fabric, my grandma always said "make a matching purse", my aunt "save it for something special" and my mom "give it away so someone else can enjoy it"  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012 09:15:14 AM »

Ahh so cute! I *love* this dress - is it more similar to the colour on the first picture or the others?

I'd definitely second making it into a purse - a clutch bag would be gorgeous with the little design motif!
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012 11:39:48 AM »

@Calabaza: Thank you! Any tips on removing elastic, mmmh. Not really, just be patient and take your time to do it! I just used a seamripper.

And making a clutch bag, what a good idea! Something I haven't thought about. But I have no experience whatsoever with making bags/purses. (Oh yeah, I made tote bags before..) If you have any easy tutorials laying around, please let me know!
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012 11:48:21 AM »

Love the peacock picture! very cute. And the alterations look way better
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012 02:08:33 PM »

If you head over to the purses/bags/wallets forum here on Craftster, there's a link right at the top to all the tutorials. There's a whole bunch of awesome clutch tutorials posted by the talented peeps here - and if you can alter a dress, you can sew a simple clutch. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012 04:15:33 PM »

Not sure how much you have left, but you could maybe attach it to the bottom of a tank top to make a cool top.  Or get a fun jersey knit to use for a waist band and then make a skirt with that.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012 11:22:51 PM »

Love it! You are adorable, and your dress is too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012 08:04:42 PM »

this looks super comfy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012 11:30:23 AM »

This is seriously such an adorable refashion!  I'm jealous and I want this for my own!  Wink Love the red in the corner of the fabric!

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