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Topic: 1st finished!! reconstructed 'little red riding hood-esque' storybook dress :0)  (Read 2486 times)
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« on: March 04, 2006 10:51:07 PM »

hello hello!  finally finally finally i am able to operate a sewing machine, and turn this skirt i've had for years (and never worn-- waist was waaaayyy too small even when i bought it) and a dress i scammed from the thrift store for $3 last week... into something i can wear!

this is the dress i bought at the thrift store, before:

it's just a plain, cotton strapless dress with princessy bodice and gathered fabric zip-up for the back.  

this is the dress pinned together as i was working on it.. excuse my boyfriend's beloved converses and my messy room :0)


and me wearing the dress, in front of a dumpster, naturally.


better view of how the dress looks



here's a detail of my favorite part!  the inspiration for the dress. this was the waistband of the skirt, i hung it around my neck the other day and then kind of got the a-ha! i needed to start something.  helps the dress stay up too :0)


i wore it to work the other day and got a lot of reactions (i work in construction!)  a building department employee saw me and he said, "you remind me of something today... in that dress... what is it... little red riding hood, maybe?  something from a storybook..."  

what do ya think?  all critisms welcome, this is the first thing i've done.  the sash i made covers some truly grotesque stitching!  
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006 04:30:44 AM »

It is totally gorgeous!

I loved the original dress too- you guys have such AMAZING thrift stores int he states. They are all shopped out by "vintage" hawkers here in Sydney.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006 07:51:00 AM »

I love it!!! Although I usually don't like red your dress is simply amazing for the first! I can't wait to see what you be able to make the nex time  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006 08:40:06 AM »

that looks great!

red is my favorite.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006 08:45:30 AM »

Red used to be my favorite color. If I had that dress it would definitely be the fave again. Nicely done Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2006 11:05:09 AM »

That is so p.r.e.t.t.y.! well done, much better than my first attempts!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2006 11:22:23 AM »

I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2006 11:29:15 AM »

you look absolutely adorable in it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2006 05:30:53 PM »

thank you everyone  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2006 07:55:52 PM »

Well done!
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2006 08:36:39 PM »

wow, a great dress made ten times better!! i love the red and i especially love how you did the top too! i would've never known it was your first sewing project!
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2006 01:02:50 AM »

This is so cute! It really is like Little Red Riding Hood. Good job, keep up the good work!
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