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« on: April 21, 2014 07:58:48 PM »

I have finally learned my lesson about buying clothes from Zulily-- it's way too hit-or-miss and nothing is returnable.  The last straw came today when I tried on this rayon chili pepper dress:
When I ordered it, I imagined myself zydeco dancing in a mud puddle at Jazz Fest, looking all cute.  In reality, it was an awkward, garish, maternity-style mess.  My 9-year-old daughter said it was "kind of ugly" and it made my boobs look "huge in a bad way."  Ugh.

Determined to salvage some part of my chili pepper zydeco fantasy, I set right to work.  I removed the skirt from the bodice, set aside the straps, and scrapped the smocked part on the back. I scanned my commercial patterns for one I could make with the (cheap, shitty, rayon) fabric I had left.  My daughter and I settled on New Look 6778.  I was able to use the original straps without alteration.  Here is the end result:
I feel like the volume of chili peppers displayed is much more reasonable now.  I may not actually wear it at Jazz Fest this year, but at least the ugly dress is transformed into something wearable. 

I hope others are having better luck with their Zulily purchases!  If not, know that recon is always an option.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014 12:23:37 AM »

Very cute! It's great you found a way to salvage the new dress.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014 05:02:25 AM »

Too bad, the fabric looks fab!

It is great that you found a way to get use of it! Good job!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014 05:52:40 PM »

The fabric is adorable, I'm glad you found a way to enjoy.
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