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« on: January 13, 2008 08:15:54 AM »

So for my third reconstruction attempt I decided i would work more with textures than with colour. I used three items of clothing for this which were a black velvet top, a black top which was a little too short for me and a shiny black nightgown my mother had in the closet and never used.





The first one I worked on was the tiny black top. I cut off the bottom of the nightgown and made ruffles which I attached to the bottom of the black top. Above the ruffles is a band of black velvet which is the bottom of the velvet top. I also added the bows from the nightgown to the straps and a strip of black lace edge to make additional straps which can be worn up or down.




The second recon is a belt i made from the velvet top. In order to add more texture to the velvet, I cut strips of fabric with which I made ruffle folds but sewed down to keep it flat. I used a standard double closure belt buckle which is used for most school belts in Barbados and added a ribbon and lace bow.




The third and final recon I made from the remainder of the black velvet top which is a bolero style shrug. I chopped off the sleeves and cut down the middle of the top and rounded the edges. To this I added a ribbon band around the sleeves with a bow and black and white button as well as a ruffled lace neckline.






Now I can coordinate with my beautiful cat! Although she doesn't give a damn about what I do just as long as I feed her.



I hope you like! Please feel free to leave comments/advice/criticisms. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008 08:47:46 AM »

those are all beautiful! i love the shrug.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008 09:22:12 AM »

I feel I should tell you how much I like all three of those!  Great recon!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008 10:07:48 AM »

i *love* the shrug so much! it's very elegant and classy, but super cute at the same time. i love the details like the bows on the sleeves and the ruffly-lace on the collar area.

i also really like that you made a belt. that's a neat re-con we don't see very often! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008 10:20:05 AM »

Wow, they all look great, but I especially love the belt! Everyone on here is so talented!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008 10:50:36 AM »

Ilove everything, I want everything. They r sooo cute
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008 11:04:04 AM »

im in <3 with the shrug.
its very victorian/romantic eraaa.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008 11:05:55 AM »

Lovely work ! I love the shrug and the dress ! You inspire me !
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008 11:10:10 AM »

The shrug and the tank are fabulous. And your cat is beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008 11:26:58 AM »

They turned out really beautifully! I love the lace and ruffle details, and your cat looks like my Atia  Cool.
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