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« on: February 08, 2011 02:34:16 PM »

This is my first proper post, eeep!!! Please forgive me if the links don't work, I am happier with a needle and thread, not copy and paste!!

I found these UNFORGIVABLE polyester trousers for a tenner, and knew that God had not intended them for this world. I didn't model them like this for fear that I would somehow become infected with their hideousness.

A close up of that yummy pattern:

A pair of scissors, a sewing machine and LOTS of tegan and sara later, my swingin' sixties dress was born!

I used some scraps from my stash, and a handy zip from an old skirt. Please excuse my knobbly knees and frighteningly pale skin, we don't get any sun in Ireland!


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 02:39:24 PM »

 Cheesy Those trousers actually made me lol!

Wonderful transformation. The dress is way too cute Smiley

« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 03:25:11 PM »

Now that's hip! It takes a certain woman to pull off that pattern as a pant, but you totally rock the dress version Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 04:20:42 PM »

That is an amazing transformation, I can't get the thought of sweaty polyester trousers out of my mind, I mean who would wear the original garment, but the new dress you've made has some serious mod style. Love it.

P.s A tenner for those trousers, man I'm glad I moved to Canada where I can buy my ugly for $1 a piece!! I'd forgotten how expensive charity shops were.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 01:08:49 AM »

even though the pattern is exactly the same Im still having trouble believing that that awesome dress used to be those hideous trousers! what a transformation- love it!

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011 10:32:34 AM »

ooop! thank you so much for the lovely comments! I know they were expensive, I got them in a vintage store, because everything in the charity shops was bizarrely tasteful... why is it that as soon as you look for something it's not there?!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011 02:50:20 PM »

wow that dress looks great!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011 06:11:22 PM »

That is an amazing transformation, I can't get the thought of sweaty polyester trousers out of my mind, I mean who would wear the original garment

Me in junior high.  I was a disturbed kid.  Grin

The pants really were awful, but I love that dress! Wonderful transformation. Smiley

« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011 10:57:24 AM »

You know what's scary? Those pants might have had a matching jacket at some point.

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