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Topic: No I didn't lose weight, I remixed this outfit!  (Read 9266 times)
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« on: December 01, 2009 12:19:01 PM »

This is my first challenge, so I did it mostly for fun, not to win. And it was fun!

I also learned a little about pattern drafting and stuff! :-)

I pretty much only shop thrift. So it was hard going into it looking for something UGLY.

I wanted to find the typical "UGLY THRIFT STORE OUTFIT": something with gross material, unflattering, and shoulder-pads.

I see these outfits all the time at thrift stores and think, yuck!

I thought this was an excellent example of how someone who is on the curvy side (I weigh 180ish) can make bad/good clothing choices!

This is the outfit I chose. Ugly synthetic material. Check! Unflattering. Check! Shoulder-pads. Check!

(Sorry these are big and not the highest quality. I'm still learning here!)

As for changes: I disassembled the cover-up thingie and made it into a sort of shrug. I made the sleeves more cap-like and shortened it significantly. The fabric was pretty yucky synthetic so I ended up with less than I wanted due to having to make double hems to keep from fraying. I actually really like this little shrug now and will wear it over camisoles.

I thought the under dress needed some shaping, and also thought it'd be more functional if it were a tank top and a little black skirt. I put elastic in the top of the skirt to hold it up.

This would be great for going to a show or a party. My husband was frightened by the before ("Ruthie, that is *REALLY* not flattering") but thinks the after is super cute.

Also, shoulder pads make great dog toys. :-)

Thanks for looking!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009 01:57:38 PM »

Wow!  Great Job!  It's amazing how the new improved out-fit transforms your body!!!  also I like the pic of your dogs chewing the hideous shoulder pads! 

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009 02:00:48 PM »

Great job! That before picture is hideously unflattering (I can see why your hubby was cringing lol) but you turned it into something super cute, and gave it a whole new life!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009 03:18:49 PM »

The end result is very very very cute!

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009 05:56:19 PM »

Thanks! LOL I love that you told me it was cringingly hideous and it didn't bother me.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009 08:27:13 AM »

Oh, I agree- the before is truly hideous and completely hides your shape. But the after is really cute and flattering; Oh look, you do have a waist! LOL
It really is a fine example of how much clothing choices affect your appearance.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009 02:18:51 PM »

I agree, it changed your whole look dramatically! I think you did a wonderful job - and so brave to post the not so flattering pictures! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009 06:34:21 AM »

awesome recon!

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How very charming.

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009 02:50:39 PM »

So cute!

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2009 08:47:45 AM »

This is a great recon. What a perfect use for shoulder pads Smiley

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