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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Re-design of a Bargain Dress...

  My daughter bought this little dress for half price, or less. The first picture is the way it was bought with that big, bulky tie right in the front. I knew Shelby would never wear it this way. I loved the feel of the corduroy, and I even tried to find a different fabric for the tie, but couldn't find a thing that looked any better or wasn't so bulky.



We couldn't just tie it in the back because there were buttonholes in the front where the tie was threaded. We couldn't just turn it around because of the little flower.

  I hated for it to be wasted. I almost just cut it off and made a skirt, but decided to try this. I cut the size of the bodice down, took the tie apart, and lined the bodice with the brown gingham. Then I remade straps to go through buttonholes in the front. The ties may still have to be shortened, but I thought I'd wait and see how it fits on Shelby. I know it will look better on a body than on this hanger. She might even be able to wear it for another season.




You see that little bow on the flower? That is ALL of the fabric I had leftover.
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7 comments:

jamfiescreations1 said...

Wow Shirley, this turned out fantastic. It is a cute little dress.

Simple Southern Happiness said...

SHIRLEY!!!! You just transformed this dress! Miss Shelby will love it!

BConky said...

Love the re-do, much cutier.

Cole's Corner said...

It looks so much better! Great job.

MosaicMagpie said...

Wow! You did a great job transforming this little dress. It looks so much better!
Deb

Mildred said...

That turned out cute as can be! How very creative you are.

Cricket said...

Great job Mrs. Shirley!!! It turned awesome!!!