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Topic: Too-short-to-be-decent skater dress to hi-low peplum (simple pic tutorial incl)  (Read 4887 times)
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« on: July 11, 2013 05:43:32 PM »

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Hi Friends,

I've been away from Craftster for a while, but I'm baaack and I thought I'd share this quick little refashion with you.

I happened upon this skater style dress outside my local GT Boutique (that'd be Giant Tiger, kids) for $5.00. Yup, FIVE BUCKS. Since it was red, I couldn't pass it up, and I knew I'd be able to make it wearable for me, since it sure wasn't in its current state/length.




Seriously friends... SHORT.

So I took a measurement from my natural waist (where, thankfully the seam line on the skater dress actually hit) to where I thought a peplum should fall. It was approximately 9 inches. I then laid out the dress sideways, made a mark about 9 inches down from the front and just went to town and cut a new hi/low hemline. It was $5. I figured I'd be adventurous.


I then laid it out flat and evened up my crazy cut lines before I turned up the edge twice and hemmed it. Simple!



Then I slapped that baby on with a belt and rocked it!
Not bad for $5.00!


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013 06:21:36 PM »

This is awesome! It looks great!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013 09:34:02 PM »

I love it!! Way to go Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013 11:03:15 AM »

That looks great! Thanks for the idea. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013 11:04:30 AM »

Thanks everyone! I wore it today - the outfit can be seen on my blog (link in the signature) and got lots of compliments on it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013 01:30:45 PM »

This is a clever idea and you did a great job!! Looks nice!
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013 05:48:14 PM »

This is genius. Well done you!
And it looks FABULOUS with the belt.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013 07:06:52 PM »

That is fantastic.  Makes me want to hit up GT more often (and give new life to all the short dresses in the world). 
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013 07:00:45 PM »

I love your idea! I won't be passing up too-short dresses anymore. Grin
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