5/25/12

Oversized top sewn little mini dress.

Supplies: Thrifted XXL stretch top and only $2.00!


Now that's a transformation...






I cut the shoulder seam and used that as the collar for added length. I shaped it on my dress form and sewed it from there.


I pleated under the bust line by gathering folds, then sewed it flat. This creates shape in the dress and fullness to the skirt. Added some straps for the shoulders.

A lot of reshaping went into the dress, it is hard to explain. It's best to fit it on you or a dress form for fitting. 

18 comments:

  1. The things you can do...that is so cute!

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  2. So pretty! The top must have been pretty big, to make a dress from it.

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  3. Wow! I am a size 2-4 Petite, I KNOW I can find something to make this... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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  4. Love it! I found a baggy dress that I want to bring in at the waist like this. How did you do it? Thanks!

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  5. This is really cute! Can you try it on so we can see how it looks on you?

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  6. really nice! i would love to see a tutorial! :)

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    1. Hi Laura! I absolutely LOVE your Blog! I LOVE the way you update old pieces that you buy on thrift stores. So WONDERFUL!! I am thinking on doing the same (I live in Portugal and the crisis here is a huge reality, and besides I have two kids), so could you PLEASE put the tutorial of this beautiful lace dress on the Blog? THANK YOU! If I would use a dress like this, I would feel like a Princess! :D
      Kisses from Portugal, Helena Alves

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  7. very good, sorry that I can not sew! Love your blog, I'm from Brazil I'm always watching over your blog

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  8. Love this! I have a shirt with many attached memories that I would love to make into a dress.. Would you mind posting a short tutorial? My minimal sewing skills would be ever so grateful! (:

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  9. Beautiful transformation! Can you post a tutorial? I'm having trouble seeing how that top added length for the dress...

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  10. Your dress is so beautiful, I wonering you like it very much, you like beautiful dress and me too, So i find a so nice wedding dresses 2013
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  11. Sigh. It's a cute dress.. but it was a cute top, and fat girls (like myself) have a hard enough time finding cute stuff at thrift stores. Fashion is already geared away from XXL bodies, so it's a little sadmaking that you would choose to cut up a cute XXL top that someone could have worn as-is.

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    1. You better get to the thrift shops in Jax Florida then. I'm not biased to size just whatever inspires my work. Warning: I'm super fast
      p.s. life is not worth being sad over a silly thing like this.

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  12. Duvido que é a mesma peça! Só se a parte de trás ficou com um decote nas costas porque se você contar as flores da blusa e do vestido o tamanho do último é bem maior que a blusa! E me diz uma coisa, pra que a pessoa posta uma coisa que ela fez e não posta o tutorial? Ela ta vendendo?? Se não estiver é bobagem! Só serve pra deixar a gente curioso!

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  13. You sewed it from there. Not from their. Absolutely love this dress though!

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