Today's remake comes from my girl, Nina. We totally think on the same wavelength because just by looking at her before picture, it's totally a dress that I would have scooped up too!
Hi Marisa! One of my best friends introduced me to your website a few months ago because she said my projects that I post on my own blog reminded her of it. Thanks to her, I'm kind of obsessed with NDAD.
(I already know that Nina and I are going to become besties!) And, back to Nina's story...
Anyway, I picked up this dress at a thrift store while on vacation with friends in Delaware (surprisingly, Delaware is a very nice place to vacation) for $5 or $10, I can't quite remember. The bows were intended for the front...
...which I could tell because of the location of the tag and the overall shape of the dress.
I love those bows!! Let's see what Nina does...
I decided the bows would look better on the back, so I reversed the dress. Also, instead of hemming the dress normally, I made three main cuts: one down the sides, one across the waist, and one in the middle of the skirt portion (shown by dotted lines).
I sewed the bottom section of the dress onto the waist in order to retain the design on the bottom. I also made pleats by vertically overlapping the skirt portion and sewing it onto the waist.
Then, I finished the dress by taking it in to fit my shape!
I love the switch-around routine and the bows look fabulous on the back now!
I was really inspired by the dyeing you've done on NDAD, but I'm a little nervous about ruining the dress.
If you have any advice for a first-time dyer or a suggestion about what color I should use, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
First off, the dress turned out SO well. It fits you to a T!! Now to the dye question...I think you should absolutely switch it up! What do you guys think? What color would be fun for this piece - let's hear your thoughts! Whatever color you think will work best, I'll get that color of dye out to N :) In all of my dyeing experience, I always end up loving the piece more after I give it a new coat of paint. Way to rock this out, Nina!!
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