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rasberry pink

Added Apr 14, 2008

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...






another refashioned dress… er… robe! this creation started out life as a vintage robe I picked up at the thrift store recently. I loved the colors, but what was I going to do with a robe?! (I tend to be a yoga pants and tshirt gal.) I decided that it was also too pretty to just shove away in my box of “gorgeous, but impractical” vintage, so I refashioned it!

the adjustments weren’t that radical: snipping 15" off the hem, hand hemming, shortening the sleeves (and reattaching the original, stripy cuffs), and sewing a snap here and there to keep everything in place. and look: new dress in under two hours!!!

the second image shows the original robe, before my scissors got to it. ;)

Material Notes

vintage robe




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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.10 PMby lisbeth-s

    I don’t know what to say, this is simply stunning Oo I luv how it fit on you and the vibrant color… That’s beautiful :)

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    Aug 31, 2008, 06.40 PMby crinolinegirl

    fabulous refashion!!

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    Jul 24, 2008, 03.03 PMby cherrytop


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    Jul 22, 2008, 09.54 AMby lau-lau

    lovely dress and the colors too!! ;)

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    Jul 11, 2008, 05.48 AMby carottesauvage

    Excellent refashoning!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 05.52 PMby sanjatosic

    beautiful dress!!! :)

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    Apr 28, 2008, 05.20 AMby lybu

    ooo. it looks lovely

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    Apr 26, 2008, 10.52 PMby camilaustral

    incredibly pretty!!! i want it!

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    Apr 16, 2008, 06.54 AMby lxandra

    love your style, love the robe! wonderful colour!

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    Apr 15, 2008, 07.34 PMby calicocouture

    This is great! Its so flattering. I agree, too pretty to hide away.

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    Apr 15, 2008, 01.51 AMby edieg1

    Oh thats stunning. I’ve never been a big advocate of Pink so it usually takes somthing really beautiful in that colour to turn my head, your dress certainly does it!

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    Apr 14, 2008, 06.46 PMby nikkiclare68

    I always enjoy when you post a new creation…always so bright and creative! Really great!! What’s next?

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    Apr 14, 2008, 04.47 PMby keelysews

    So clever! I’m doing this sort of thing with a jacket I found for $3. I forgot to take a before photo and have already cut the sleeves…I’ll have to unpin all of the pleats and get a quick photo of the boxy shape before I finish it off.

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    Apr 14, 2008, 03.37 PMby ceregana

    I love that dress. I love the pink and the leisure chic of the cut. I am not sure that I will ever come to this looking at the robe. Great work.

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    Apr 14, 2008, 03.27 PMby polychromatin

    This is SO nice! I love it :) The color, the alterations, everything :)

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