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Reconstructed 80s Bow Print Dress For My Sis'

Added Apr 23, 2013

by aur0ra

Charlotte Hall, ...






It’s been a while since I’ve done a complete reconstruction, but I did the one above a couple of weeks ago.

When I saw the purple bow print material of the original dress, I immediately thought of my youngest sister. She loves purple. Plus, what teenage girl doesn’t love a colorful bow print? So, I reconstructed the dress into a little summer frock. The reconstructed dress is pictured on my adorable baby sis’.

I chronicled the reconstruction process with photos, in detail, in this post.


Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    May 4, 2013, 07.28 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    Great upcycle! :) love the bow

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    Apr 25, 2013, 09.03 AMby loulourosa

    Realy good what you’ve done with this huge amount of dress ;-) very inspiring!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.48 AMby aur0ra

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.42 PMby Madcinderella

    Very cute, the dress went from “tent” to “cute”, love it! ;)

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.48 AMby aur0ra

      Thanks! :)

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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.39 PMby kathrynmhairi

    This is such a clever re-fashion/reconstruction! I’ve got a similarly large floral dress I picked up at a market and I’ve been a bit scared by how to refashion it but now I can use your blog post as inspiration/guidance – thanks!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.47 AMby aur0ra

      Thanks! Cool! Just jump in and start taking it apart. :) Have fun!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 11.37 PMby milnay3

    The belt finishes the look well!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.48 AMby aur0ra

      Thanks. I agree.

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    Apr 23, 2013, 12.09 PMby Mary Athey

    oh wow you’ve done a cracking job on this dress and its lovely on you x

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.48 AMby aur0ra

      Thank you!

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