Thursday, June 30, 2011

Twirling in This is My New Favorite Past Time

I'm a 15 year old Audrey living in the Chicago suburbs, this is my 6th completed dress but my first post. I'm hoping to maybe eventually start selling my dresses at a near by vintage/thrift store but i figured I should get some feedback first.... so here it is, Dress 6.


Before:
This dress featured an oh so very (not) flattering, 6 inch wide, awkwardly located, elastic section along with a modest button up front. For $3 at an Atlanta Goodwill, it was like getting an averagely weird dress for $3.

After:


I turned it around, chopped a bunch of stuff off, created a belt out of left over fabric, used the chopped off buttons to fasten the belt in the back, and then frolicked around for a while.

If you'd let me know what you think, that'd be nice.

17 comments:

EmilyJosephine said...

Perfection! Such a great refashion.

kmfukuda said...

Absolutely lovely!

Reverse Clothing said...

Goegeous! I would definitely wear that.

Tracy said...

BRAVO...I love it! You transformed a frumpy dress into a chic one with just a few well placed alterations. I would wear that with a smile!

Rin4Christ said...

I love it! I would wear it! (maybe I can figure out how to do something similar in my next refashion)

everosetti said...

this is great! it's amazing how you can take the original and envision it to be a new spectacular dress!

Carrie said...

Love this!
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Katcouture said...

You've got talent, girl!

Linda C said...

Beautiful! I know you can sell it. I would love to see your other refashions. Please show us.

Linda C.

Lollean said...

Really lovely! I agree with Linda C, I'd love to see your other refashions also.

Erica Louise said...

Oh this is lovely, well done! I'm interested to know if you have done anything with the collar you removed? Have you seen that people are making detachable collars like this with a tie around the neck to wear with different outfits? A bit like this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356301.0

Maybe you could try it

Alicia said...

Based on this, I'd say your creations will sell pretty well. And I can't wait to see what else you've done, either. This dress is so charming!

Lyndel said...

oh its great!!! and I agree with Erica Louise... keep the collar... USE IT..♥♥

Linda C said...

"In my day"(creak, creak) we used to wear collars like that that were detachable and we would wear them with sweater, etc.

Keep the collar and wear it.

Linda C.

magistra05 said...

Just darling! What a great re-fashion. :)

493ed1fc-a3f6-11e0-8946-000bcdcb5194 said...

Thank you everybody for the kind comments, I'm oh so flattered and maybe blushing a bit. The collar idea is terrific! I'll get right to work on that and post something when it (hopefully) turns out.

learningnewtricks said...

The original dress was way stiff and too conservative for your youthful age. The refashion is adorable, youthful, and very cute. Would love to see more of your creative refashions. It's always wonderful to see an ugly, dowdy, and/or too old looking garment refashioned into something lovely.