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Yet another refashioned 80s dress

Added May 8, 2010

by lilybart

Perth, Australia






I bought this horrendous elastic waisted 80s suit from an op shop and I had such low expectations that I didn’t take photos of the original. Which is very disappointing considering how magnificent it is now! I’m very pleased with myself, although I’m not quite sure why I spent so long making a summer dress when I have nothing to wear for the Australian winter. Silly girl!

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Material Notes

Polyester (I know I generally really hate polyester, but this stuff is delightful).




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    May 12, 2010, 04.38 AMby jwick5

    This is so cute!! I love gingham, I definitely want to go and buy some. I love the nautical feel of the dress.

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    May 10, 2010, 11.02 AMby kiwistitcher

    looks awesome!!

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    May 9, 2010, 07.17 AMby gdac

    WOW and DOUBLE WOW!!! You definately know how to turn frumpadink into fabulous. How sassy is that cutout! Love it!

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    May 8, 2010, 09.35 PMby sibeli

    Brilliant idea!! and it’s very flattering :-)

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    May 8, 2010, 08.19 PMby jukimoosegirl

    what a unique neckline- I love it, and haven’t seen anything like that before- Lily you never fail to impress me!

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    May 8, 2010, 04.25 PMby mitmit

    It’s beautiful! :-)

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    May 8, 2010, 02.43 PMby eau-sewgreen

    love it! the peep hole is very cool.

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    May 8, 2010, 01.46 PMby susanne2011

    This is really great, I love the buttons. Nice job!

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    May 8, 2010, 01.06 PMby violetsky

    Wow. You look great in it.

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    May 8, 2010, 09.02 AMby Jodi Wade

    That is an amazing dress!! You look fantastic!

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    May 8, 2010, 08.58 AMby carolyn-s

    You’re right, it is magnificent now!! I really like the neckline with those little buttons on the shoulders… a really nice touch

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    May 8, 2010, 08.36 AMby holasoylulu

    well done! it looks great!!!

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