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Refashion: Tank dress

Added Jun 10, 2011

by ndimi

Kerrville, Texas...






What do you do with a string-strap tank top that was too short, and a knit dress that was just awful – a tent with no shape?

Solution: I cut the straps off the top, used the self-belt of the dress to make new shoulder treatment, and then cut the bottom section of the dress into a skirt and joined it to the tank.

Voila! New dress!

Well, it didn’t work out quite that easy in practice, there was a fair amount of unpicking and unmentionable words during the actual reconstruction. (Did anyone notice my “novice” status? Yeah, that’s me. Ambition and a sewing machine, but not much else! LOL)

The concept was brilliant. Or at least I thought so. The resulting dress was marvelously comfortable.

Unfortunately, Himself didn’t like it and it was gifted to a happy recipient. Sigh….

Material Notes

Knit garments, reconstructed.




Garment Type

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    Oct 5, 2011, 01.35 PMby nellyvdb

    I liked your dress very much, but I totally hear you on taking seriously the opinion of the fashion conscious “himself” in your life ;)

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      Oct 11, 2011, 05.30 AMby ndimi

      Thanks! :)

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    Jun 12, 2011, 11.04 AMby ndimi

    Thank you to both of you.

    It’s not that he’s a horrible man, he isn’t, he’s wonderful! It’s just that it’s easier to give away something he doesn’t like than live with his raised eyebrows and “You wearing that?” LOL

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    Jun 10, 2011, 04.15 PMby ccsinspirations

    Agreed! Himself was indeed wrong! It looks wonderful on you! A great job with the refashion, look forward to seeing more projects from you!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.59 PMby mlakin

    I think Himself was wrong!!!!

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