Colorblock Dress

Added May 2, 2011

by corinaladue

San Ramon, Calif...






I made this out of three sweaters I didn’t wear anymore. I think it came out OK but it’s not really my style. I was going for 1960s but I think it looks more 80s. the second pic is the before shot. More details in my blog:

Material Notes

upcycled microknit sweaters




Garment Type

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    May 10, 2011, 09.19 AMby olystyrene

    What a fantastic way to recycle unwanted clothing! You did a wonderful job, and despite the fact that you don;t feel it’s your style, it looks fabulous on you!

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      May 10, 2011, 03.54 PMby corinaladue

      Well thank you! I am starting to see it differently in light of all the comments though.

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    May 8, 2011, 12.53 PMby Holy Button Glory

    WOW!! that’s amazing! very creative!

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    May 5, 2011, 11.39 PMby vanninja

    Very very cool and very technically impressive!

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      May 6, 2011, 03.41 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! You might not say that if you saw what the inside looks like. haha

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    May 5, 2011, 07.37 PMby dabura

    very original!!! Congrats!

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    May 5, 2011, 08.29 AMby charlotte powell-brooks

    it looks brilliant!

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      May 5, 2011, 03.02 PMby corinaladue

      Thank you Charlotte! Looking forward to seeing some of you projects.

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    May 5, 2011, 08.08 AMby ajtak7171

    Oh, FA-BU-LOUS!

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      May 5, 2011, 03.02 PMby corinaladue

      You have some pretty awesome things yourself!

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    May 3, 2011, 05.28 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    It would seem this could work with t-shirts for a summery version of this dress. Great idea. Just love it!

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      May 4, 2011, 03.55 PMby corinaladue

      Thank you! I agree t-shirts would work great. Better even.

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    May 3, 2011, 05.00 PMby nidhi

    amazing ! love the colours,the fit, and how neat the stitching is!

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      May 4, 2011, 03.56 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! It took a really long time to line those up just right.

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    May 3, 2011, 03.04 PMby sianysiany

    Taking the ‘colour blocking’ trend literally! But seriously, it looks great. Very original. It would be a shame not to wear it.

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      May 4, 2011, 03.56 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I may yet.

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    May 3, 2011, 01.24 PMby fashionfreek

    Very nice. I like how you sewed the pieces together.:-)

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    May 3, 2011, 01.22 PMby max

    Love it!

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    May 3, 2011, 07.18 AMby marina74

    I think it looks great on you!!! Beautiful dress, maybe it just takes a little getting used to……

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      May 3, 2011, 01.52 PMby corinaladue

      Maybe so. It’s funny this is the project I have on here that has gotten the most attention and I don’t consider it my best work. So strange…

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    May 3, 2011, 06.01 AMby magdamagda

    great visual effect!

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      May 3, 2011, 01.52 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks again Magda!

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    May 3, 2011, 04.33 AMby groovymama

    I love this. It’s so unique – great idea. Amazing!!!

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    May 3, 2011, 03.31 AMby sealtopaz

    Love it!!! is it cumfy with all the stiches?

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      May 3, 2011, 01.56 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! The stiches actually aren’t a problem. My serger is in the shop so I didn’t use it to finish the seams. That may have made a difference. It is however a bit of a mess on the inside as a result.

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    May 3, 2011, 02.22 AMby milnay3

    Love it. Keeping it in mind next time I find a bunch of t-shirts that are in need of some renewal!

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      May 3, 2011, 01.57 PMby corinaladue

      T-shirts would work better I think. Less bulky.

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    May 3, 2011, 01.42 AMby cantare

    That is a sweet dress! Not crazy, not plain, a great balance of unique and off-road chic.

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      May 3, 2011, 01.57 PMby corinaladue

      Thank you! With all this positive feedback I may actually wear it out sometime.

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    May 3, 2011, 12.06 AMby cooi

    That’s really cool!

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    May 2, 2011, 11.07 PMby lachinatete

    i absolutely love it!!

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      May 3, 2011, 01.58 PMby corinaladue

      Thank you Lachinatete. :)

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    May 2, 2011, 09.36 PMby minxe

    It’s totally different from anything I’ve seen recently…. I like it! :3

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      May 3, 2011, 01.59 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I’m amazed that so many people like it. I’m actually in shock! haha

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    May 2, 2011, 09.30 PMby janene

    This is fabulous and I would argue that it suits you immensely! So striking. It must have taken ages to put together.

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      May 3, 2011, 02.00 PMby corinaladue

      Aww thank you!

      It is very time consuming work. But I’ve gotten such a great response I may make another.

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