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Topic: From frumpy to fabulous! 1960s-inspired vintage dress recon  (Read 1808 times)
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« on: July 01, 2013 02:20:59 PM »

I'm still very much a newbie when it comes to using my sewing machine and following patterns, but what I lack in skill I make up with enthusiasm.  Grin

One of my favourite projects so far has been turning this...



... into this!



The full tutorial is available here....

http://mancunianvintage.com/getting-twiggy-with-it-oxfam-diy-1960s-inspired-dress-reconstruction/


What do you think?
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Renstar
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013 02:32:25 PM »

Very cute, great job  Smiley
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JenniferSavage
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013 03:55:07 PM »

Cute! I love how it has some of the same details, but looks completely different. Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013 10:43:22 AM »

super cute! What a wonderful nod to mod fashion.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013 10:40:34 AM »

Very sweet and delicate! You made a really good job and you look very pretty in it!
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Maronne
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013 02:59:27 PM »

I thought I liked it just fine in the first (before) pic - but your magical alterations removed any trace of frump and made this cute dress simply DEVINE.  GOOD JOB!!
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