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« on: May 16, 2008 09:14:54 AM »

So last fall sometime I bought this dress from a resale shop for about $3 (maybe it was $5) with the intent of altering it- it was an Old Navy dress I think.
Soooooo I totally revamped it. I took in the waist so it would be more fitted, removed the straps and added fabric to the skirt. I started it in January, but my crazy amount of work for vet school didn't leave much time for sewing, so I just finally finished it yesterday.

Before:VERY ill-fitting.

Sorry the pictures are really blurry- my camera wasn't working so well last night so I had to resort to the cell phone camera for the after pictures. I'll post some better ones this weekend (and with more detail)!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008 09:52:02 AM »

I love what you did with this-- the green fabric is a nice choice. I'm always peeking into Old Navy (probably because it's next to A.C. Moore!) for cheap stuff to alter. They have a lot of great items on the sale racks but they're usually ill-fitting.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008 10:57:07 AM »

OMG~  This is too adorable.  I am now scouring my closet for ill-fitting dresses....lol.  Any chance you will tell us how u did it?

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008 12:03:11 PM »

oo i love it it loks so adorbale much better. alot of old navy's clothes don't fit me this is a good idea

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008 02:06:08 PM »

the dress is gorgeous! now you've made me want to go and sew but i can't because i leave for england in an hour Sad figures can't sew on planes or craft at all for that matter SadSadSadSadSad this plane ride should prove to be incredibly boring i guess... but the dress is gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008 10:08:34 AM »

I like what you did with it, it looks amazing!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008 11:35:49 AM »

that is so great! very pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008 04:40:44 AM »

Wonderful recon! I like.  Smiley  The bright green peeking out of the darker dress fabric is such a delightful surprise! It just makes me want to laugh - in a good... delightfully surprised kind of way   Shocked  Cheesy  And it looks like you did a great job cutting and resweing, too. Smiley  Do post clearer pics, if you get a chance to take them! I'd love to see more!

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008 05:55:45 AM »

Way to smart up a lumpy sack of a dress! Great vision.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008 08:08:07 AM »

I love it! That green fabric is the perfect contrast for it. Also good luck with vet school.

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