Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Wardrobe Refashioning for a summertime picnic!

This afternoon I finished off this funny refashion. I have to post the 'BEFORE' picture because it is way too daggy:



It's a great 1980s mummy dress, it would have been very light for summer as it's really great cotton. But that style (and size) was just dying for a refashion, and like I mentioned in a previous post I really wanted to keep the weird embroidered birds. They make me laugh so much!

So I gave it a slight 1960s bodice and kept the skirt as is.




What do you reckon? I made it a size 10 (for the Wardrobe Refashion's fashion parade) so it's a little big in the bodice for me... but after it comes back after the fash parade, I think I can alter it to fit. Husbie just loves it... so might be hard to give away!

Not bad!

13 comments:

  1. You are very clever - fantastic reconstruction! Looks great.

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  2. LOVE the dress, i can see why your hubby likes it, the shoes make it;)

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  3. That is so cute! A little bit French-y? And the before pick is tragic, good work!

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  4. Oh my yes that's sooooooo much better! Ur so clever...

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  5. So adorable! You did such a great job... I'm starting to want your entire wardrobe!!

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  6. You have a fabulous eye for these things!
    Great job!!!

    *emy

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  7. wow wow wow...you are super sexy-cute (the best mix ever!) in that lovely dress.

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  8. This dress is WOW ! I love the refashion and love the pics!!! Great work.

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  9. Those birds are totally funny but you make 'em look classy. Nice work tiger xx

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  10. Yours is one of my favorite blogs ever: you have such great energy and verve and sparkle! I'm new to this whole sewing/refashioning thing, but you're making it a delightful journey, full of great ideas and inspiration. (And she reads and gardens, too! Ayeayeye-- the perfect chica.)

    Fab work on the dress...

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  11. Too fabulous. That before pic is hilarious. The ultimate figure hiding sack. Glad you kept the birds, you restyled up very well lady friend.

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  12. Thank you to you ALL for such fabbo comments! I've got some more things on the go, but no completed projects yet!

    Take care!

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