Do ReDo Refashion project: ragged old dress

ragged-dress-with-boatsDo you have a dress that you just loved (wore) to pieces? I’ve worn this dress a lot – A LOT! : -) It has turned to rags… I have a body that often don’t fit in dresses from the rack. Found a super wonderful and talented Swedish designer – Jenny Hellström – and all her dresses fitted me like a glove. AND it was all in my taste – everything! Bought a dress form every season. I’m sad to say her wonderful fashion line went busted! Bankrupt in the finance crisis! OH NO! What to do?
I cut up my absolut favorite dress, altered it a bit (like put a zipper in the side instead of buttons. Widened the skirt in the bottom to get more of an A-line skirt instead of the straight skirt that would have been difficult to walk in when I skipped the side buttons that was functioning as a slit) Used some old plastic mini belt buckles to make cute bows to replace the ribbons & made a belt with a vintage green plastic belt buckle, matching the tiny riding helmet pattern on the fabric (brown background color). new-dress-with-ponyhats.-zoom-boow

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4 Responses to “Do ReDo Refashion project: ragged old dress”

  1. Kıyafet Oyunu Oyna Says:
    augusti 16th, 2010 at 21:19

    Thank you for that wonderful post. Waiting for more. See you later.

  2. Inger Carina Says:
    augusti 17th, 2010 at 19:13

    Thanks Kiyafet!
    I’m planning to post more often this fall!
    I’m in ”Craft-mode” again :D
    all the best,
    Inger Carina

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