Monday, September 3, 2012

Steel Magnolias Dress Refashion

The Before of this dress (thrifted of course)  feels very 80's, Southern to me, a la Steel Magnolias (of course I could be wrong, having never actually been to the South; my impressions coming strictly from movies):


There was a whole lotta fabric going on here!  The picture doesn't even do it justice - the shoulder/collar things looked like they were swallowing me whole!

But this was such an easy fix.  I snipped off the collar, just cutting as close to the seam as possible.  Then cut off about 10 inches from the bottom and hemmed.

And now:

a great little "fit and flare"

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! It has that fantastic "modern-vintage" look - love it!

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  2. i love the fabric, it looks gorgeous, just right for spring!

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  3. That's a great job, so much better after.

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  4. Lovely refashion, and it looks modern yet still retains the English rose look :-)

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  5. Definitely has an 80's Southern vibe in the before shot - I grew up in GA in the 80's/90's so I know ;) "Steel Magnolias", Mary Jo or Charlene in "Designing Women", etc! Love the after though - Great way to modernize some very pretty fabric :)

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  6. I love the fabric. Great way to bring it into the 21st century.

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  7. Wow! that looks awesome! I would have passed right by that original dress but the new one I would snatch up! Great job!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  8. You did an amazing job updating. I love the fabric. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  9. Just found your blog. What a cute refashion of this beautiful dress. New Follower.

    Jody

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  10. This is such a beautiful dress. You really did do an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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