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Topic: Reconstructed Yard Sale Dress  (Read 2008 times)
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« on: March 25, 2012 06:19:35 PM »

I bought this dress at a yard sale for a dollar.  

I started by removing the shoulder pads. The sleeves and bodice were one whole piece of fabric so there was no seam ripping involved.  I cut the sleeves off and just hemmed the rough edges.  I then removed all of the buttons from the front.  Because the dress fit so tightly, I did not have to worry about taking it in.  From the waist down, I sewed the dress together in the front.  I then folded the upper dress in on itself to form a V and stitched it down, removing excess material where I saw fit.  I then cut a line down the back of the dress to the waist and folded and stitched the flaps down similar to the front.  Lastly, I removed about a foot from the bottom of the dress and hemmed the edges.  

Here's the finished product!

More details and pics on my blog:

« Last Edit: April 02, 2012 05:44:53 PM by TheSapphireMoon - Reason: to add pics to post » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012 06:20:56 AM »

very cute!  love the stripes underneath, and the red belt. perfect!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012 06:51:05 AM »

It doesn't look like the same garment at all, which is meant as a high compliment to your skills and imagination.

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