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Corduroy Dress Redesign

Added Nov 18, 2008

by freedab

Asheville, North...






I bought this dress at Goodwill, and it was a size 10 and fairly shapeless to begin with. Using a fitted blouse as a comparison, I started by taking in the sleeves and then the sides to fit me. I basically just moved the seams in a couple inches. I also added two long vertical double-ended darts in the back to give it more shape. I left the front buttons, collar, and hem like the original.
This is the first time I’ve done something like this that turned out so well. I think part of the success was simply the ease of working with corduroy. Anyway, I love the color, and now it fits me really well. I’m really pleased with the outcome.

Material Notes

Big dress





L.L. Bean (for the original dress!)

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    Nov 21, 2008, 09.55 PMby emsalot

    i love the fit, this style really suits you.

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    Nov 18, 2008, 10.53 PMby erdronen

    so cute! great job with the remake! I love the color of it :)

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    Nov 18, 2008, 08.29 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Great job. The dress is very pretty.

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    Nov 18, 2008, 01.57 PMby polychromatin

    Looks very nice! Great fit and beautiful color!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 01.39 PMby nehmah

    You’ve done a fine alteration on a quality dress fabric. I enjoy working with corduroys. They are so amiable. Nehmah

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