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Monday, November 30, 2015

A New Bodice for a Very Sparkly Pageant Dress

My childhood bestfriend got the chance to be in a pageant this fall. She found the perfect, extremely sparkly, second hand formal gown.

There was just one issue, the bodice didn't fit right, and definitely showed signs of wear. So, I cut off the original bodice and sewed a new one for her, which she got to design.

She looked stunning, and did very well in her pageant! I really enjoyed getting to refashion this dress for her, and hope to get another chance sometime to sew a formal gown. They're such fun, pretty, projects! For a full account of how this dress went together, check out my blog, The Sewing Goatherd.



Carissa said...

I wouldn't have even guessed that bodice wasn't the original. Nice save! And I love the sequined skirt. Hhmmm... I feel like I really need a sequined gown in my wardrobe...


Margaret Stone said...

Very lustrous! It's shining, really. I like it. Alyssa, you've done amazing job. Thanks for sharing. I like everything luminous like this.
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Chickie Walsh said...

Very pretty!

Gema Ensenat said...

Gorgeous!! Great job, love it!

Marisa Glied said...

Beautiful job! I've always been intimidated by refashioning something formal, something I'll have to try soon!

Annikins said...

beeeeautiful. What a great find