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The Second Chances Party Frock

Added Feb 10, 2011

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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This dress is actually being featured in the latest issue of Sew Stylish Magazine on news stands now! I believe you can purchase at Borders, Barnes and Nobles, JoAnn’s.

In the magazine I show you how to turn an ugly turquoise prom dress into this! Hence the name. You can see the before in the magazine as well as step by step photos and instructions on how to make this dress.

I created angular sleeves and a peg top skirt and scoop neck and back (I really liked the way the scoop neck turned out in the back, which they don’t feature at all in the magazine. ) And as you can see a red bias tape trim ruffle. When I got the turquoise dress in the mail I knew I’d be pairing it with picnic red. I love the color combination of those two. One word. Pop.

If they send it back to me I’ll offer it up as a giveaway. I’m just not sure if they’ll keep it or what it’s fate will be. Fingers crossed:)




Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Mar 9, 2011, 09.16 AMby tungufoss

    I saw the original dress you tailored it from on BurdaStyle’s blog, and I’m literally blown away. How you can think outside the box so brilliantly is truly inspirational.


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    Feb 14, 2011, 07.56 PMby tracyx

    love the frills

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    Feb 14, 2011, 06.54 PMby Dibaj

    wonderful,wonderful!!! Really.ة_ة

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    Feb 14, 2011, 05.37 PMby Laisa Chavez Macias

    I love love LOVE this dress! The color combo is totally my fav :) awesome job on the restyle! Can wait to go out and get a copy of the magazine now. Lol!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 02.40 PMby kstyled

    I like this dress the way that it is (color comination rocks!) but I like the back of this dress as the front as well. So feminine! Oh wait !!! I just noticed the sleeves…how CUTE !!!!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 03.56 AMby lennert

    Love the frills as well as the red-blue combination…

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.17 PMby madebymeg


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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.13 PMby Yvette Stanton

    The colours are amazing.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 09.37 PMby loyl8

    Thats awesome I got the magazine the other day. Super adorable like everytime congrats!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 09.05 PMby tamezdc

    Very pretty dress!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 06.59 PMby jessdunstan

    love it! would be awesome if you could do a tutorial for burdastyle on how to make this dress. We don’t get the magazine you mentioned in south africa so there’s no way I can see it in there

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    Feb 10, 2011, 05.59 PMby Rain Blanken

    Wow, I really hope they send it back to you. I’ll look for it in the magazine, this one really deserved a feature, congrats!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 05.39 PMby tashmopolitan

    yes, yes yes!!!!! Love this!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 04.50 PMby knt831

    Awesome as usual!!

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