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Recycled summer sundress

Added Feb 13, 2010

by carolinesj

Dunedin, New Zea...






In a last ditch effort to prolong my summer wardrobe I made this light summer dress. In a previous life it was a standard shirtwaister and I noticed it at an opshop due to the gorgeous pastel print. Plus we all know I love a good elasticised waist.. It wasn’t a major, just cut the shoulders, pleated them a bit, chopped down the sleeves a little, took it in a little and took it up a few inches. It’s not rocket science, kids.

*before and after pics below

Material Notes

Cotton blend




Garment Type

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    Feb 14, 2010, 03.18 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    oh no but it IS rocket science to me!!! i’m still just learning to sew from patterns let alone upcycle a good fabric into something far more flattering. that takes real vision, and you’ve got it for sure. great job!!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 06.49 AMby carolinesj

      you can do it! just put it on inside out, stick in some pins and voila, a new dress… good luck!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 07.40 PMby omgdora

    This is so cute and flattering!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 06.50 PMby susanne2011

    Great job! I often have a hard time ‘seeing the potential’ in these 80’s shapeless dresses, but here you show I should just give it a go. Well done!

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