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!

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.

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

back view

accidental side view that turned out good

another front view

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


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.


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