A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,026
Currently Running With Scissors:
536 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Refashioned Red Dress  (Read 1790 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
everythingemme
« on: May 24, 2012 03:51:59 AM »

This was one of my crazy cheap purchases from the school yard sale back in April.  I removed the shoulder pads, sleeves, and fake breast pockets.  I hemmed the sleeves and sewed closed the holes in the chest.  After some thought, I decided to remove the collar.  Next, I removed the buttons from the front of the dress and sewed it closed.  Because I did such a poor job on the front of the dress, I decided to turn it around.  This looked much better.  The only problem was that the neckline was too tight. I fixed this by seam-ripping about an inch down the shoulder seam.  To streamline the neck, I folded the ends of the shoulder seams into the dress and sewed them down.  After hemming the neckline, I removed material from the bottom of the dress until it hit above my knees.  I hemmed the bottom of the dress and lastly needed to do something about the back (previously the front) of the dress.  I took a piece of lace and gathered it until it was short enough to run from my neckline to waste-line.  I sewed it to the dress and it just barely covered up the hatchet job I called sewing. 





http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/refashioned-red-dress.html
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MrsButtons
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012 01:39:16 PM »

Oh wow. Yours looks so much better than the original. I would like to see the lacy back though. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
eliskimo
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012 01:35:56 AM »

That looks amazing! The lace back is also wonderful (seen it on your blog) Well I think you did an awesome job! (And other people that don't know how to sew probably won't even notice that you did a 'crappy job' on the back) Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

my sewing/recycle/life blog
& pinterest.com/eliskimo

English is not my first language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes!
CouchCrafting
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012 02:31:34 PM »

I really like it! And sure half the fun of recon is stuff going wrong but then getting fixed into something better! At least for me anyways Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
PixieSkull
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3850
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012 10:44:37 AM »

The fabric is very forgiving for anything you could call "sewing error". I think it looks awesome, love the drape of it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Tie Dye Patterns
How to Dip Dye a Shirt
How to Do a History Collage
How to Create a Collage
How to Create a Family Collage
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes
Meatless Monday: No Meat Lasagna

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.