10/4/12

Wedding refashion.

Supplies: donated dress 


Made this for my good friend's wedding this weekend. I wanted something lovely, fun, colorful, and twirly...I think this fits just that. 


 Before: This dress had lovely lace but the silhouette was outdated and frumpy. I shortened the skirt and turned the back into the front, took in the seams, and shortened the sleeves. 


I added this belt I made to highlight my waistline...The belt was a sequined appliqué from an old dress and I just added ribbon to the ends to tie in the back. 


Now just need a touch of accessories from Peachy Queen and I'm ready to go.
What do you think?

16 comments:

  1. Wow! You did a wonderful job. The shape of the dress is much more flattering. That color is lovely as well. Fantastic. :)


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  2. Oh, it's really lovely! Like a fairy! And definitely more flattering than the original one. Love it!

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  3. Oh, how pretty! Fantastic job!

    Niki
    nikis-notebook.blogspot.com

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  4. You're great!!! :D Love ittt!!xx

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  5. That is an amazing dress makeover. I'm particularly fond of the belt.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  6. Love, love, love it! Awesome refashion. I think I need to go trawl through my local thrift shops now...

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  7. Beautiful! I think you could do a post on the belt by itself, so cool!

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    1. Thanks Jess, I would love to...I'd have to make sure the supplies would be available though...I made the belt from appliques from an old dress.

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  8. Love it! It looks absolutely gorgeous on!

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  9. i love it!! i'm so glad that I found your blog :)
    irem
    http://sewingyourstyle.tumblr.com

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  10. Love the blue dress! Why hasn't Hollywood called yet? I can only live vicariously.

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  11. Beautiful. I think what you're doing here is a whole new level of thrifting. I really love the DIYs, I wanted to ask you if you had any more ideas about doing more of the jeweled dress upcycles. I find loads of those around my area, but I don't know what to do with them. I'd really appreciate a couple ideas.

    Thanks Trash to Couture

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