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Topic: Crazy Ugly to Crazy Sexy: Dress Refashion!  (Read 6518 times)
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djcathy
« on: October 02, 2012 08:05:00 PM »

I thrifted this polyester Norman Bates-esque number for $3.99.  It was begging to be transformed.






I hacked off the top section, realizing the elastic waist was actually where the top and bottom half were stitched together, so there was no saving the material from the top really.  I flipped the remaining skirt upside down on the dress form, used a sleeve for a halter neck...and gathered the back into a waterfall ruffle.






Tada!!

Thank you for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012 08:15:52 PM »

I love this challenge! And I love the shirt you made, sexy!
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012 10:25:03 PM »

Well done. It is such a pretty fabric, it deserved a better garment. Love the gathered back.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012 03:30:52 AM »

I love the back!
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012 08:01:16 AM »

wow--that definitely went from hideous to stylish!  The back is gorgeous and sexy...great job!
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012 08:58:20 AM »

Wow.  Now I have to figure out how to do a waterfall ruffle back.  Craftster sure lengthens my to-do lists!
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012 06:30:00 PM »

Way to look past ugly!  I didn't even notice the fabric until you transformed it.
Such pretty top - and it suits you.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012 08:47:59 PM »

Thank you all very much for the compliments!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012 10:48:37 AM »

WOW, what a transformation!  I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2012 07:17:19 PM »

Way to look past ugly!  I didn't even notice the fabric until you transformed it.
Such pretty top - and it suits you.
I had the same thought!
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2012 07:56:11 PM »

 Smiley Thank you both very much! I definitely look at clothes in a different way when I want to refashion something - instead of looking at the garment as a whole I look at the fabric and pattern - then I can find beauty in the strangest places  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012 08:48:38 PM »

Love the remix!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012 05:50:34 AM »

LOVE this! and you're right: the original was SO Norman Bates--seeing that u wrote that made me laugh out loud!
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012 02:48:41 PM »

Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy    Thank you very much    Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012 02:55:14 PM »

Awesome!  I can't believe they wanted 4 bucks for that hideous dress!
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012 04:18:48 PM »

Awesome!  I can't believe they wanted 4 bucks for that hideous dress!

hahaha right?!  I thought that was a little steep too  Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012 08:24:14 PM »

I thought the price was just about right ... I actually liked the original dress.

But I like the new top even better - way to revitalize!
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012 11:57:07 AM »

I thought the price was just about right ... I actually liked the original dress.

But I like the new top even better - way to revitalize!

Thank you very much!!
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