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Upcycled Faux Wrap Dress

Added Jun 24, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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I upcycled an old blue office/work dress into this halter top number for this week’s Sew Weekly challenge (to refashion an old garment).

The old dress was sort of cute, but had one big problem: it trapped sweat in the upper back/shoulders and under arms. I know, gross! But I love the color and the faux wrap with the big waist straps. So I majorly hacked her up, and made a low-backed halter.

I also recycled an old bra by sewing the cups into the front of the bodice for support. Extras: A new purple zipper and yellow floral bias tape.

Daughter Fish

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 7, 2012, 08.41 PMby sophieceejay

    Aha! I would never have thought of using an old bra for support! So clever! Thanks for the tip :D

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    Jun 29, 2011, 07.13 AMby wildcatspow

    Super hip! Love it!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 03.47 PMby inskirt

    Great job! The dress is awesome.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 05.32 PMby ajtak7171

    Beautiful solution to a well-known problem! So smart, so elegant!

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