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« on: February 07, 2008 02:07:19 PM »

My mom was cleaning out her closet, and put aside a ton of really *ugly* (but potentially awesome perhaps) things for me.  These ones I thought had the most potential.  I would like some ideas/opinions for alterations! 

This one is my favourite of the pile.  Its a polyester material, I'd describe as a heavy chiffon (but I don't know all that much about fabrics).  I think it looks a bit frumpy, but don't really know what to do to it.  Opinions? 

This one is a red wool bubble dress (the first time bubble skirts came around?!), complete with shoulder pads.  I'm not a fan of the neckline, but don't know what type would look better.  Ideas?

And the last one (and possible the worst).  Its a purple boxy dress, made of some really heavy knit.  Oh and it has shoulder pads too.  Can you envison anything for this one?  Or is does this one get put into the cut-up-and-use-as-fabric pile? 

Thanks for your opinions!!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008 02:54:56 PM »

I don't have much in the way of suggestions.  That first one seems like it would be a really fun skirt with very little work.  I don't know about the others. 

But, OMG, is your mom around 51? 

I think we shopped in the same stores back in the 80s!  Did she have jackets too?  I remember the dreaded "shoulder pad build-up" putting a jacket on over a blouse or dress.  It just wasn't pretty. Wink

It's not that I don't want to swap, it's that I often don't have time.  But feel free to ask (especially if it's one that's not too time consuming).
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 04:13:30 PM »

I have some simple ideas.... 
I actually adore everything about the first one except for the sleeves, so I'd say chop them off and finish the armholes.....

the second one, I say just go strapless (I'd also  save the sleevesand wear them with it)

the last one..... take out theshoulder pads and make the whole thing fitted.
you could make the sleeves more fitted

OR... (I just thought of this)take out the sleeves, tighten the armholes and stitch the sleeves back in as they are and you'll get poofy sleeves. if you do this, I think it'll look better with short sleeves (you can make the bottom band of the sleeve from the bottom of the long sleeves.)

*if that's really a big pocket on your left hip, I'd go completely mad and add a top band to that and bottom band to the short poofy sleeves made of some ribbing in a contrasting colour, and maybe a cute applique*

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