Monday, January 24, 2011

Before and After

I found this dress and liked some aspects about it: its eyelet fabric, its 1950's high waist, and the pretty coral-y pink color. but i thought it might be fun to make it more whimsical. so i used some mustard and pink vintage fabric to make a collar and sash for the dress. It was a pretty delightful project.
here is the BEFORE

And here is the After :)

and the dress is available in the shop here
I want to say welcome to the new readers i've gotten lately. i'm so happy to have you!
thanks for reading,
m

26 comments:

  1. How adorable! I just love the dash of fun the collar adds--brilliant idea! :)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  2. What a transformation! I adore this dress, it is too cute :)

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  3. good god woman, how on earth? people such as yourself that can do this magic leave me quite speechless. I need sewing lessons.

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  4. awww, i'm so happy you guys like it! :)

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  5. Um, I can sew a button on. I certainly lack the miracle marking ability you have. This is amazing!

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  6. the dress turned out really cute! I can barely hem a skirt, so I'm really impressed :)

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  7. Lovely. You have some mad skills!

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  8. This is sooooo sweet and pretty! I love the colors and the peter pan collar.

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  9. Oh my goodness! That looks lovely! Great job :) I love the eyelet of the pink layer.

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  10. It's gorgeous, love the giant Peter pan collar!

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  11. I was just admiring this in your shop a few minutes ago!!!! I love it! It is perfect! You did an amazing job. You really transformed the dress :)

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  12. Wow! What a cute adorable dress you turned that into! Love it!

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  13. This was a great idea, this dress went from simple and pretty to wow. You did a great job picking the fabric for the collar. Very pretty!

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  14. I wish it were summer so I could wear this dress and go on a picnic.

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  15. you should do this more often!

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  16. What a great post! It's so fun that you saw that dress and thought about how you could make it better - and you did!

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  17. what a great idea-- i have all this extra fabric lying around and this would be perfect. I can always count on you for inspiration!

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  18. Ooo thats really pretty!!
    you've made me want to transform some of my charity shop finds that I recently bought :)

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  19. i LOOOOVE it! You made it perfect!

    ~Michele
    www.etsy.com/shop/chelebert12

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  20. What a sweet idea for a dress!

    To be honest, it brought to mind Disney's Cinderella where the mice redesign her dress for the ball.

    Now if only I could sew . . .

    Ladaisi Blog

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  21. Oh my god! I love that dress! Absolutely adorable:O)

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  22. This dress is amazing! I just wish it came in my size. Gorgeous!

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  23. Och, i love that dress.
    Awesome!

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  24. Oh my - that is just stunning!! Love it!

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  25. looks great! So much better with such a simple touch (= You must have a fantastic eye! Thank you for sharing.

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