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Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 59: Sequin skirt to a dress

Wow if I had stayed on track I would have been almost close to being done with my posting. But then life changed and the wait for the move has  been extended. Darn! But let the projects continue!!!

Found this skirt one day at goodwill for $0.99. Initially I wanted to tear it up and turn it into a bellydance costume. I changed my mind, it was kind of pretty.

I decided to change it into a dress with a slight slouchy sort of feel. First I pinned where in the waist I wanted to cut off to fit me!

Then I cut straight down the line.

Good bye fabric!

Sew down and sew very slow. I even increased my stitch length to lessen the amount of times the needle went into the sequins. This was hard b/c the material was additionally slippery.

I also wanted to hide the elastic band. I folded over to create a casing for more elastic. Hand sew down leaving a gap. Then I wove a piece of elastic through. Find the sweet spot to stay up on my body. Sew the opening shut.

Dress is done.

So the secret to keeping the slouch? Elastic belt.

I need a better one but you get my drift... I hated sewing this sequin material. So I cheated and went with a hidden belt to make it pool. This dress could be lots of fun with a night out. If only I didn't want to fall asleep at 10:00 pm every night...

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Penny-Rose said...

Lovely transformation - the colour is beautiful and the shimmer is great.

La La Lauren!!! said...

Thank you Penny-Rose!

Eddie Roued said...

Wow this is one of my favourite of your dress refashions. Love the colour and effect :-)

Thank you for sharing this dress with the dress refashion round-up on Refashion Co-op :-)
I would be ever so grateful if you would help me build an awesome resource for dress refashions by sharing your favourite tutorials here: http://www.roued.com/the-best-dress-refashion-tutorials.

xx Eddie

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