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2012/06/29

Downsizing the Supersize

The plus size dress section at goodwill is usually taken for granted. Though I fit in small to medium size dresses, I didn't hesitate to delve in to try to find for a fabulous hidden treasure among these oversized clothes that I could use.

I saw this dress while shopping at Goodwill. It was half off so I never let it go off my hand. It screamed challenge. I really liked the pattern and I envisioned a dress that is an H&M material.. Also this is perfect to practice using my sewing machine. So this is my very first time to alter a dress


So basically, the lines represents where I cut it. I detached the sleeves and cut it at my desired length of sleeves.

Then I sewed it all back together. The sleeves are a little tricker. The sewing job is not at all perfect though.
Oh well, there's always room for improvement right?

I thought it would be fun to put black lace around the skirt bottom.


Now it is ready for the church...




...or without belt accessory!


great to match it with doll shoes.





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21 comments:

  1. This dress is so adorable!

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  2. Holy moley girl! You rocked it! What an adorable new dress you have! So impressed!!!

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  3. Holy smokes what a great transformation!! Love it!

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  4. Goodness, what a transformation! What a talent you have; you did a brilliant job. And I love your shoes too!

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  5. Wow! That is a great transformation and you look so cute in the dress.

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  6. How adorable you look, Myric! You would never guess that this is your first dress makeover! It looks oh so much better after you've worked your magic, love it belted!

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  7. You really are one talented lady.. I am trying to get to grips with sewing too, but this is amazing and how well it all turned out.. I must give it a try!! Well done, and just keep up with the blogs its all so interesting!!

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  8. Wow, that's amazing! So cute now! Visiting from the Sunday Showcase.

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  9. You did a fantastic job......and it looks great on you....awesome job....and what a awesome idea.....tfs

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  10. What a GREAT idea! It looks gorgeous and so good on ya, girl! Thanks for sharing at WGW!
    We'll be featuring you this weekend :)
    XOXO

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  11. You are a great inspiration to me! I love to refashion thrift store dresses. I haven't done a lot of them, but it is a fun challenge. Great blog!

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  12. That is an amazing transformation. It's so cute.

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  13. Oh my goodness I am so in love with this! You did such a wonderful job!!! I'm your newest follower!
    xo,
    Jacinda
    www.yellowcloth.com

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  14. I so wish I knew how to do this. Instead, I will have to be amazed and inspired by watching you take something mundane and creating something chic and memorable. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful. So glad to have you here.
    p

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  15. Clever woman! I've been trying to get the courage up to alter some of my things --- I can try it out on a Goodwill outfit. Thanks!

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  16. Wow, I am thoroughly impressed! This kind of thing is not easy to do, but your new dress looks FANTASTIC! Wow {did I say that yet?}. I love the idea of looking at the plus-size dresses. I always skip over them! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  17. FYI-feauted this today http://cupofdelight.blogspot.com/2012/07/delights-of-week-71512.html

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  18. This turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing I am featuring it on scrappy saturdays this weekend :)

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