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Topic: Restyled t-shirt + too tight sundress = new sundress  (Read 1856 times)
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SewCraftyDonna
« on: September 04, 2012 10:02:06 PM »

I loved my elephant print sundress, but it was getting too tight and the straps were fraying. The tank top had been restyled from a stretched-out t-shirt (in the days before I knew it was called restyling) and could be reincarnated once more to make my sundress wearable again!

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The neckline seemed up too low, so an added a strip of fabric made it a little less revealing. And the top row of elephants was a bit wonky, but a 'belt' straightened it out.

And the 'action' shot:



By action I mean, balancing precariously on a stool in my mother's teeny-tiny bathroom to take the photo.


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yoopidou
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012 11:35:51 PM »

You did a great job reusing the fabric again. I like the little elephants at the top of the dress.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012 09:56:26 AM »

What a great way to save a favorite! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012 10:15:40 AM »

What a lovely fabric. Well worth the effort of reconstruction.  It looks great.
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SewCraftyDonna
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012 12:38:40 PM »

Thanks. This summer was so hot that I needed all my sundresses to be wearable!
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