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Funeral Dress to Cocktail Dress

Added Jun 2, 2011

by corinaladue

San Ramon, Calif...

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Description

I bought this huge lace monster a while back. I really liked the alternating panels of lace and chiffon and fully intended on preserving that into a skirt. As far as the bodice I had no set plan for it at all. I just took apart the seams and saw what I had to work with. I ended up using the sleeves as the new front bodice and gathered them up at the shoulders to create a draped effect. I also made a leopard print sash/belt for it using scrap fabric and a couple of snaps. I used the original liner of the dress to line the bodice and skirt of the new one.

http://reverseclothing.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Thrifted dress: chiffon and lace
Sash: chiffon and cotton blend, snaps

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Chiffon, Blends, Lace/Sequins

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    Jul 11, 2011, 09.30 AMby badaspunkbtch

    Wow! What an amazing alteration!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 05.56 PMby Tokie Ang

    lovely!! :D

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    Jun 3, 2011, 07.30 AMby mixtlii

    Looks fantastic! Great job!

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      Jun 4, 2011, 04.38 PMby corinaladue

      Thank you mixtlii. :)

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    Jun 3, 2011, 02.50 AMby smallone

    oh this is great!!!!

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      Jun 4, 2011, 04.38 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I can’t wait to wear it out.

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    Jun 3, 2011, 12.42 AMby kanamithedreamer

    That is so cool!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 06.20 PMby smonakey

    Wow, great redo & great vision!

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      Jun 3, 2011, 12.11 AMby corinaladue

      Thank you! I’m surprised I pulled it off without having a plan. haha

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