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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Anne Klein gets a face lift

I found this wonderful Anne Kleine dress at a thrift store. It was again $0.99. I loved the pink and thought it would be good for me to practice working with woven fabric. It can be pretty challenging to sew.

First to compensate the larger armholes with taking it up at the shoulders. Sew down.

Next, the top of the shirt needed something. It was so boring. I decided to change it to a V-neck.

Measure from the center of the shirt, I think it was around 3 or 4 inches.


Pin and sew.

Additionally, I added some fusible interface at the V spot to stabilize it, so it would not rip anymore. That woven fabric really wants to fray with it. I could not take it in much on my dress form. and it was only a smidge so I opted to not take it in on the sides. I used a belt instead with a big cream flower. I also took it up about 4 inches from the bottom too. It was just too long.

Here is the end product.

Love it! Not so mom-ish! :)



sew vala said...

A lovely dress, it looks great with the wide belt.

Michelle said...

So much more modern with the V neck and belt! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

you are so brave and it came out so great! Terrific idea on the V neck! Thanks for linking up to WWWW!


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