3/23/12

80's Dress Sewn Lace Cocktail.


Supplies: 80's dress turned Parisian cocktail.


 What I loved about this 80's dress was the pretty lace detailing, so I wanted to use that as much as I could for this one. 


Sleeves were sewn together to create the bodice. The collar line was the bottom of the sleeves.


I salvaged all the lace from the front, back bodice, and sleeves. The skirt of the dress was from the front and back of the bodice.


I added a beaded belt to finish off the look.

 


29 comments:

  1. Wow, this is truly impressive! You're a huge inspiration to me as I learn to sew.

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  2. That dress is so HOT!!!! What a show stopper!

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  3. the upper part really turned out so well!
    but it does look complicated!
    love louisa

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  4. This is beautiful... especially the neckline. Great job!

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  5. wow really!! you're super talented!!!

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  6. this is SO gorgeous. this should be on the runway. YOU are a true designer. I could see Marchesa or D&G wripping this off =)

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  8. Oh this is really gorgeous! Imagine how you salvaged those delicate laces and turned into a more fabulous dress. I am giving you away my two thumbs up and cheers for this project.

    Angelwynxx@http://www.lnlclothing.com/

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  9. this is amazing!! i dont think i would have ever had that kind of outcome!

    ~kels

    http://illuminationsinorbit.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the dress you made. Such a clever use of materials.

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  11. This is so beautiful!

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  12. I am truly amazed by how you used the material to make such a elegant dress!
    Very inspiring!
    ~Love~

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  13. Are you kidding me, that is SOOOO gorgeous! You have such a great eye and are very talented.

    -Ashley

    http://modernrococo.blogspot.com/

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  14. You are amazing!!! love your blog!
    Laura :))

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  15. absolutely stunning! so glad you could salvage all that beautiful lace :) great eye!!

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  16. you are amazingly talented! Love your designs!!

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  17. this is absolutely perfect! congrats for your talent:)

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  18. So happy I found your site, your creations are amazing. Fantastic!

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  19. Your designs are lovely! I was playing around on Net-A-Porter and saw this, and it totally reminded me of this dress! It's a Red Valentino dress, only $795. http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/187593

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  20. this dress is stunning! it looks so chic and expensive, great work on this refashion!

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  21. I can't believe you turned that into that!!!!!!!!!
    I wish I could do that!

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  22. So funny thing. I was reading back through these older posts and was amazed by this. Then, the next episode of Wings (TV show from the 90s that I am watching on Netflix) and the preview picture has two of the characters wearing the original dress. (Its the wedding episode in season six if you are curious!)

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  23. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

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  24. Absolutely fabulous!!! Out of this world! The use of the edges both on the upper and lower sides of the dress is the best thing about it. I love all the posts in your blog, lots of great ideas! Thanks for sharing all that!
    Please, visit my blogs too:
    http://jelenacreative.blogspot.com/ and http://krpenalutkica.blogspot.com/

    All the best to you!
    J.

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  25. I saw this post AGES ago but can not believe that I found this exact same dress today at a thrift store....my husband thought I was crazy when I said I just have to have it, now I've shown him your blog he gets it! I can't wait to start....have no where to wear it but at least i'll have it and can say I made it. Thank you so much for posting...I would have never thought and now i'm going to have this dress!!!! eek!!!

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  26. AllI can state is "WOW"!!! Its a beautiful and fabulous dress. You're blessed with such talent and insight.
    First Time Viewer

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  27. Beautiful! Feeling inspired (thanks to your amazing creations!) :-)

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