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Topic: Bum-tastic silver glittery wiggle dress!  (Read 18024 times)
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« on: April 01, 2008 12:41:55 PM »

I've had this dress for ages, I bought it on a whim from Cancer Research (a charity shop for those of you not from the UK, though I'm sure you figured that out yourself!) for a fiver, even though it was horrendously ugly, it just screamed 'potential alteration project' to me!

Seeing this challenge and having a hen party to go to next week with nothing to wear, I set about altering it.  The material is really stretchy which is great, it's so forgiving on your figure (hence the 'bum-tastic' title!), but at the same time, it didn't really fray, which I thought would be the main problem when I came to cut it up.

I cut off the batwing-style top and used a tutorial I found on Craftser to make the ruched top part.  I'm so pleased with how it turned out, I was going to give it a halter neck but I really like it just the way it is! Smiley

Please excuse the before photos, I was slightly pissed whilst taking them *hangs head*



I was proud of my first attempt at rouching, so it gets its own photo:

The amazing label on the inside, although looking at it, I hope I haven't cut up a priceless vintage dress, however hideous it was to begin with!

It looks much better in real life, I'm not the most photogenic person in the world!

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 12:45:17 PM »

You called it! It was horrendously ugly but you definitely made it Bum-tastic!!! Beautiful alteration!!!!
It looks awesome on you!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 12:48:11 PM »

Thank you so much!  I'm always slightly worried about posting pictures of myself wearing things I've made on the internet, in case I mistakenly think they're amazing and everyone else thinks they're hideous! 

Still, I love how much this dress makes me love my bum, so it's totally worth it just for that! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 12:50:35 PM »

What a great transformation!  I'm always buying ugly clothes in hopes of making something beautiful out of them, and I rarely succeed.   Wink
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 12:56:21 PM »

Ain't that the truth, I've got a huge pile of clothes waiting to be transformed and another equally huge pile of 'transformed' clothes waiting to be taken apart again or shredded since I ruined them! 

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 01:21:09 PM »

 Cheesy Beautiful!!! Looks soooo much better! Kiss

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 01:42:13 PM »

YAY for Cancer Research!

I love this dress! I loved it before you transformed it too. Is this wrong?


« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 02:46:25 PM »

Cheesy Beautiful!!! Looks soooo much better! Kiss

Thank you so much!  I love the kissing icon, I've never got that from anyone before! Smiley

YAY for Cancer Research!

I love this dress! I loved it before you transformed it too. Is this wrong?

I quite liked it before hand as well, it was one of those, 'could I wear it in an ugly-yet-ironic way?' type moments!  I think if I wasn't a bit of a short-and-not-terribly-elegant type, I might have been able to get away with it, but sadly I have a lot of growing to do before I make it to Kate Moss status *sigh* She could have worn it as it was before I cut it up, that's for sure!

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 09:45:12 PM »

it's always been my dream to be able to "transform" clothes. i'm in awe of everyone who can.
awesome job! Cheesy

« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008 02:44:55 AM »

you did an incredible job on this!!!! and it fits great Shocked
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