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« on: October 28, 2013 01:09:00 PM »

i found the most adorable dress at the thrift store for $3. it was made for little kids and i was super bummed but i figured it was gathered so much that i could make a skirt out of it, and i was right! i'm wearing a supplementary petticoat in these pictures but it does have a little built in one!

here's the finished skirt:



i was originally planning on plain red jersey knit fabric for the waistband but i got really inspired at like midnight to make this and i didn't have any, so i used this little kids fabric i have. i think it came out better!



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here's a kind of crappy picture of what it looked like before:



i'm going to use the extra fabric to make a bunch of huge bows for it but i haven't gotten around to it yet.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013 01:13:04 PM »

It's so cute! I love the fabric you ended up using for the waistband. It was meant to be!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013 01:47:04 PM »

It really was meant to be!  It complements it perfectly!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013 03:58:05 PM »

You're making me think of all my daughter's dresses I could've reconstructed into something completely different for me! Awesome work! I'd totally wear this!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013 05:03:41 PM »

Awesomeness!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013 07:21:26 PM »

You already know I'm super jealous of this. What a delicious thrift find! I'm also in the process of making ridiculous bows out of part of a thrift-outfit to further lolify the rest of said outfit. Not sure where to put them...
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013 05:34:06 AM »

So cute and the bunnies on the fabric are too cute. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013 07:34:48 AM »

What a transformation! I agree, the waistband fabric is the perfect detail for the skirt. It looks fun to wear.
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