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« on: May 01, 2009 11:25:21 AM »

Found this dress in Value Village...gosh, 5 months ago.  i pretty much bought it because of the sleeves, but besides that wasn't super super fond of it.  it was kind of an awkward length, so i fixed it! before:

sorry, that's a bad picture, but you get the idea.

again,sorry....this was taken at 1am...which for some reason means i make awkward faces?  i won't wear that face with the dress, i promise Smiley
i like it a lot now.  it's hugely poofy Smiley  also, I'm not scrunching my shoulders, that's really how huge the sleeves are.  pretty much just shortened the skirt, and it had a layer of black tulle under the skirt, so i chopped that in half and doubled it.  I'm also wearing a half petti under it, for added poof Smiley
i feel like it's kind of bland still though.  i"m wearing it to a dress-up party next saturday...and i still just feel like it's a bit too plain.  any ideas for how to "jazz it up"?
thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 11:33:48 AM »

I think it looks great as is, but I could see an applique in white on the skirt, or some kind of white trim of some sort on the skirt. I was thinking lime or red tights or something, but I would keep the black and white theme, personally.  Going with the prom motif, you could do some crazy corsage wristlets, maybe? What a great find! 
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 11:37:09 AM »

I think a belt would look great! Maybe red. Or neon teal, like the 80's! But it could be whatever color you want since the rest is black and white!

« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 12:31:34 PM »

Rhinestones, you need rhinestones and lots of them!

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 04:27:43 PM »

A belt, with rhinestones?Huh Eh....!?!? lol I seriously got on here to type those two things to find out that other people already had, so now I think that it needs both ahaha

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009 12:08:26 AM »

add some white to the bottom black part to tie the two parts together.  A little bow or lace, or white underneath.   

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009 06:45:47 PM »

great and adrable.. Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009 08:35:47 AM »

so cute ! those sleeves are crazy !!! in a good way

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009 10:35:53 PM »

It really does look a lot better with the shorter skirt.  Hmm I don't know maybe a funky belt or a lot of necklaces, fishnets might be fun too


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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009 02:50:36 AM »

thanks so much everyone!  I've had midterms to study for this week, so i haven't gotten around to doing anything to it, but there's lots of great ideas here! i really love the idea of adding another white layer to the bottom, and i could hopefully get that done in time.  maybe wide white ribbon covering the hem?  which would also cover up my horrible stitching  Tongue slippery fabric is not my friend.

i tried adding a belt to it...actually, i tried a lot of different belts...and it sadly just doesn't work Sad
my waist is....really high.  nowhere near where the white ends.  so it cuts my body into really awkward boobs-odd area-hips pieces.  I've got a super short torso and super un-proportionately big boobs, so cutting up any sort of illusion of even having a torso is unflattering city Tongue

i also love the idea of making up a silly little corsage Cheesy maybe feathers instead of flowers Cheesy
thanks again everyone!

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