Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dandelion Dress remake


Yesterday, reordering my wardrobe I impulsively decided to do something with my Dandelion dress. I worn it twice last year, and I didn't enjoy its length at all. I didn't feel comfortable in it.


So, I butchered it successfully. I cut it off just a little above the knees, I took in the front and the back darts, and took off the unfortunate dandelions I wasn't satisfied either because I didn't like how they appeared sewn on the velvet. Instead I made three rows of ruffles and attached them as a bib.



Next, with the left over rectangle piece I made myself a bolero. That was the easiest thing to do.
I added a ruffle along the neckline and I got the cutest little thing! Now, I am sure I am going to wear it a lot.

15 comments:

Papgena Made It said...

oh I think it's much better!!
That color looks very good on you! And the bolero was a great idea indeed!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Looks wonderful Maya!! great photoshoot, the bolero was ingenious.

by night said...

This is super cute! I like the fabric you used. It seems so warm.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you my dear ladies!
At first I thought the lacey ruffle for the bolero might be a little too much,but when trying it out as a complete outfit, I liked it a lot, and believe I have not made a mistake creating it!

Ophelia.K said...

Oh this is a pretty make over! I like this one better. Short dress and ruffle makes you very charming!

cucicucicoo said...

wow, i like this version so much! and it looks fabulous with the bolero! you can't really see the length in the original version, but you look great with the dress this length :) lisa

Clara in Paradise said...

Excellent job. That dress can go to casual to fancy in no time with the right accessories. You look stunning in it, and whoever made these photos is also good. I need to train my subjects, er, I mean kid and husband, better.

Allie said...

Isn't that the best part of refashioning? You can make something you don't like in your wardrobe work better for you! Good job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
I can't wait to see what you have next week!
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DeniseAngela said...

This looks so pretty on you - great job, I like the bolero too!

RheLynn said...

I love the way the shoulders fit (or at least look).. still having trouble with that on mine. Very nice fabric too!

Sarah said...

Visiting from Grosgrain's link-up- following you now! :) The dress looks great!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you all on the lovely comments!
I must say that now it looks way better!

Ruth said...

I love the dress. The rows of ruffles are so fun. It looks spectacular.

I just popped over from Tea Rose Home Link Party.

Ruth

Sachiko said...

You look very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

PEACHES said...

Gorgeous!!! the little ascot ruffle in front really sets it off. Love it!