new recon!

8 Dec

sorry about this little hiatus! in my defense, i haven’t sewn a thing since friday – i slipped on a puddle of water at the bar (no, i was NOT drunk!) and severely strained a bunch of muscles and built up a mess of fluid in my elbow. i just was able to retire the sling this morning, but it still hurts. having one hand sucks, man.

here is a little recon i did last week for a livejournal friend. she sent me this vintage dress and asked me to redesign it into something similar to what i’ve made before – it was a lot of fun to cut up and sew back together!

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before
the main issues with the dress was that it was too long, too big, and she hated the necktie. we decided to remove the zipper, add in a waistband and bottom band, sleeve cuffs, and turn the neckline into a nice scoop neck.

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much better now! the turquoise trim exactly matches the turquoise in the dress, yay!

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back view

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accidental side view that turned out good

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another front view

she emailed me over the weekend to confirm that it was received and she loves it! soo excited :D

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3 Responses to “new recon!”

  1. Amelia December 10, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    Sweet dress! I love the fabric. It reminds me of the seventies and, at the same time, kimonos. Hmmmm.

  2. Hollie April 21, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    Everything you touch turns to gold! i love this recon :)
    Please make a tutorial sometime!

  3. GirlWithCurls April 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Just wanted to let you know that you rock. Found your blog while searching crafster for info on a simplicity pattern. Came across your red 60s inspired dress – which was awesome by the way – and the photography was equally amazing.

    Cheers!

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