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Topic: quick and dirty, make a new dress out of two small (thrift shop) ones-Tute  (Read 904 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015 10:13:08 AM »

thanks guys, it really all does come down to a lucky grab of two dresses that are similar, when you get that done, then you can make a dress of any size to fit (so much faster, cheaper and less hassle than making one from scratch)

I have done another one since in a cotton print, it does work equally well in a non-stretch, but stretch is definitely easier.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2015 08:34:59 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015 03:30:38 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015 05:02:57 AM »

So glad you  featured this, Racky - I would have missed it otherwise.

You look great in this creation, Edel, and you'd never know it was once two thrift-shop waif-size dresses! The colours suit you very well, and it's nice to see someone who gets how great bold patterns can look.

The great thing about modifying purchased clothing, even if you completely cut it apart and re-build it, is that all the annoyingly time-consuming parts, like pockets, flys, zippers, buttonholes, plackets, etc. are already done. I like your advice about choosing dresses that are the same length - it's easier to line up hems than to have to make a new hem on the insert to match the rest of the dress.

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015 05:53:59 AM »

You look great in this creation, Edel, and you'd never know it was once two thrift-shop waif-size dresses! The colours suit you very well, and it's nice to see someone who gets how great bold patterns can look.

The great thing about modifying purchased clothing, even if you completely cut it apart and re-build it, is that all the annoyingly time-consuming parts, like pockets, flys, zippers, buttonholes, plackets, etc. are already done. I like your advice about choosing dresses that are the same length - it's easier to line up hems than to have to make a new hem on the insert to match the rest of the dress.

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thanks for the compliment..and yes, all the difficult stuff is done. hems and facings.

It actually took me ages to realises that these two dresses belonged together, I had a kind of an ephipany that the colours don't have to match exactly, the sides don't have to be black, that prints that seem to clash sometimes have an alchemy

Plus thrift store stuff is so cheap to work with!

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