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CarinaJo
« on: January 16, 2013 06:32:29 PM »

I have two t-shirt dresses from H&M, black and navy. They fit nicely from the waist up and cling a LOT too much around my backside (no hips to balance me out either). I would love to find a way to keep them as dresses but have no idea how to make them suitable for wearing in public. (Plan B is to make one a peplum top and the other a sleep shirt)
Any suggestions??

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013 07:38:44 PM »

you could slash the side seams of one from hem to waist (or wherever the tightness ends) and wear it as a tunic over pants or a skirt.

Or slash the seams even higher and add gores--triangular pieces of fabric--into the seams to get an A line dress.

Or wear a really, really tight girdle  Tongue  yuck!
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CarinaJo
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013 01:55:37 PM »

Thank you!!
I think I will try the slit up the sides and adding a contrasting color in gores to make a kind of color blocked A-line dress- I LOVE that idea!!

Might also try doing a peplum with the bottom of one and adding a skirt in another color or leaving off the peplum and just adding a looser/fuller skirt (thinking a striped bottom with a neon belt and the navy blue top).

Girdles (>_<)
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013 10:59:21 AM »

you could slash the side seams of one from hem to waist (or wherever the tightness ends) and wear it as a tunic over pants or a skirt.

Or slash the seams even higher and add gores--triangular pieces of fabric--into the seams to get an A line dress.

Or wear a really, really tight girdle  Tongue  yuck!

These are what I would try.
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Yizzimindi
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013 05:50:45 PM »

Does anyone have picture of this done? I want to try adding triangles to a trenchcoat to make it a lolita silohuette, but i'm not sure how to go about it. I have tried it before on an old skirt but because the skirt was straight to start with, my extra fabric hung too low in the middle and looked weird.
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