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dress recon - burdastyle contest entry

Added Oct 1, 2010

by smbriones

Chicago, Illinoi...






i started out with a dated strapless dress that i haven’t worn in 3-4 years, but haven’t been able to get rid of because of it’s good quality.

i started this project today (9/30) at around 5:00pm and completed it in about 2 hours total.

it’s made of a blue and white stripe fabric with a cream lining. I changed the neckline by putting in a slit and making a facing to finish the edges. This dress went well below my knees and wasn’t flattering on me at all. maybe if i was a foot taller. so I also shortened it about 8 inches. I first cut a lot of the length off, then sewed a couple inches back onto the bottom. I used my rowenta iron ( have had it for 6.5 years ) to press the hem down.

now it is definitely something i would wear instead of just hanging in my closet unworn. i can wear this in the fall and winter with tights and a cardigan/jacket. this dress also had a belt that i turned into a headband. :)

thanks for your consideration!

Material Notes

old strapless dress




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Preppy

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    Oct 5, 2010, 08.37 PMby irin

    like it) simple but it is with interest)))

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    Oct 2, 2010, 12.34 PMby dabura

    lovely. like it.

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    Oct 1, 2010, 12.11 PMby ladybird7

    You did a great job! It looks very cute!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 11.50 AMby aggelicat .)

    It looks really better that way!!

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