Friday, July 16, 2010

I Keep Chopping

I PROMISE I will not become a crazy reconstruction queen trying to chop vintage here and there until it loses all of its charm. But after that discussion of maxi dresses, i just thought I'd give it one more a shot. Now, I am one of the biggest supporters of puff sleeves...i totally dig them. But when you have 16 yards of floral fabric, lots of lace and puff sleeves, it can be come a bit "little house on the prairie" (as dalena would say:). I gave this dress a few weeks in the shop in its original form. Although I try not to pay much attention to "hearts," i think they can be a good indication of what the public likes. According to hearts, 1 in 100 people liked this dress. bad ratio.

It just needed to simplify and i think its much more wearable and more lovely with a bit less fabric.



My friend and seamstress, laurie, helped me a TON on this dress :)
thanks for reading,
m

12 comments:

  1. Looks so much better and much wearable!

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  2. It's just perfect now, great job!

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  3. I like it better with less fabric, great for summer, wonderful job!

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  4. That looks really great!!!! I love it either way honestly!

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  5. Great job. I just took two awesome 50s nighties to get chopped. I hope to wear them as beach cover ups for my vacation in August. Chop away.

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  6. I LOVE what you did with this! The next time I find a maxi with a print I like that fits me, I might send it to you. ;)

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  7. a reconstruction I can get down with. nice work!

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  8. My goodness this is so perfect. I would like nothing more to learn how to sew someday.
    Love it very much.

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  9. Haha, thanks for the shout out! The recon definitely is more wearable than the original. Well done again love!

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