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new years dress fail

Added Jan 1, 2012

by foursquarewalls

Louisville, Kent...






A great way to wrap up 2011 is to spend time and money on a dress that ends up being too short to wear! :( I accidentally cut the hem to something that’s more tunic-length, which is bad when the fabric’s as lightweight as this shiny polyester. I’m posting it on Burda because I want your honest opinion on whether it’s worth saving, by adding length to it or turning it into a blouse. Or is the shiny print just too much?

Blogged here .

Material Notes

Soft and shiny polyester labeled as a “silky print” at the fabric store.


Garment Type

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    May 29, 2012, 10.11 PMby HelenMoore

    This is a keeper!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.02 PMby jenalden

    Looks fabulous! I love the neckline – why can’t you leave it just like that and wear it over jeans? I love it.

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    Jan 2, 2012, 11.49 AMby Lolibraun

    I love it just the way it is..

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    Jan 2, 2012, 09.26 AMby A Sewing Architect

    You should definetly keep it! Although you cannot wear it as a dress, it is great as a tunic :)

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    Jan 2, 2012, 06.50 AMby schnui

    I think this is too short to wear as a dress but really gorgeous with leggings or such like. It really fits you well and I am sure you will wear it often in warmer weather. I know it is disappointing when you make a mistake but I always tell myself " how can I turn this into a positive?". I have made heaps of mistakes over the years and sometimes it has been for the best and every time I have learnt from it.

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    Jan 2, 2012, 02.33 AMby dawnsummer20

    I agree, it’s cute, fits well, in picture doesn’t look too shiny

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    Jan 2, 2012, 12.15 AMby nerdgirl80

    Hmm. Honestly, I’m really having a hard time seeing what’s wrong with it as it is. Too short to wear as a dress yes, but it seems to accent your waist nicely and presents a very balanced look from hip to bust. Really, it doesn’t seem so bad.

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