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remake challenge: summer romper

Added Oct 1, 2010

by alicia doroteo

Tampa, Florida, ...






Lovely old summer dress
None to fit, none to impress
Wants some lace and buttons
For a new look and bottoms
But what will become
This plain and old robe?
A romper that sways
in light, candid ways!
Cutting and stitching,
Ironing and fitting
For the red and cream mixing
Needs heat for right seaming

… i used to love this dress.. when i was 16!
so i repurposed it to fit me again. it was a lot of fun to craft the finishes :)
i hope it inspires you..

Material Notes

red flowered polyester
ivory lace
elastic on the waist


Spring, Summer
Casual, Vintage

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    Mar 24, 2011, 01.45 PMby mwelland

    Amazing! I’ve been wanting to make a romper, but I’m kind of hesitant. I think I’ll try this on an old dress, to see how it goes! Thank you!!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 03.42 AMby Zyanya Walker

    This is really nice! did you use a pattern for it? id love to have a pattern for this :)

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    Oct 3, 2010, 12.25 PMby polychromatin

    Supercool transformation. Love how it came out :)

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    Oct 3, 2010, 09.02 AMby fabricaddict

    What a beautiful dress and how amazing it’s from when you were 16, I love your re-make and what a cool poem to accompany it!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 02.20 PMby helloakinom

    the lace ties it together so well, this is wonderful!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 06.40 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    so cute! love everything about it- and the headbands, they’re so beautiful!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 05.22 AMby mahaila

    Really nice. good work. love the lace and florals

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    Oct 1, 2010, 05.11 AMby nishavinod2009

    Nice piece! poem for description-unique!

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