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« on: July 23, 2012 09:33:38 PM »

Hi all!  I'm happy to share this because it's one of my more experimental ideas, but I love the way it turned out.  This is a dress I found at the thrift store and decided to alter to my liking.  Here's the before (although I had already removed the collar.....got excited!)



I removed the collor, cut the sleeves, cut the hem, and submerged this baby in a blue dye bath. 

After it was done, I reattached the (still white) collar.  Et voila!





Just goes to show that a little DIY can go a long way. 

As always, you can read more (and see an excess of photos) at my blog Smiley  http://www.roadtotheheart.com/2012/07/vintage-revamp-blue-haze.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012 09:42:15 PM »

Goodness, you and your dress are adorable.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012 10:59:21 PM »

Oh, wow. That is a really cute refashion! I especially love how the collar really stands out now
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012 11:23:11 PM »

Very clever, especially leaving the collar undyed.  It has made it such a pretty dress when it was rather nothing before - and your hat goes perfectly.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012 03:45:57 AM »

Nicely done!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012 07:58:21 AM »

I clicked on this from Facebook...lovely dress! So much cuter than the original. Also, small world, my boyfriend says he knows you from when you lived here in NYC.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012 08:02:33 AM »

You did a great job, it came out so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012 08:27:12 AM »

Very, very cute upcycle!  Great job  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012 08:30:14 AM »

That is super cute! I love how the over-dye create more dimension to that print. Wonderful idea!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012 09:12:29 AM »

Love it! Great work Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012 09:20:31 AM »

It looks soooo much better. I love it.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012 11:05:00 AM »

Thanks everyone for the positive words!  Since making this and wearing it I've gotten a lot of comments to the tune of "how did you see the potential in that dress?"  I detail it a bit more in my blog at http://www.roadtotheheart.com/2012/07/vintage-revamp-blue-haze.html but basically:

  • 100% cotton
  • Peter pan collar
  • Princess seams
  • A-line skirt
All very promising qualities in a garment.  Thanks again  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2012 10:41:13 AM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012 04:49:06 PM »

This is so cute! I love it! I wish I could have that kind of vision.
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2012 02:37:50 PM »

I think it turned out great. Some simple modifications and it's adorable.
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012 03:04:17 AM »

beautiful dresses, I like the print!  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012 10:04:01 PM »

Nice job!
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2012 05:39:59 AM »

great  recon . awesome job . I love that you left the collar white
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012 11:44:17 AM »

That turned out so cute! What a transformation! You made me want to go to the goodwill and see what I can find to tinker with!
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