Cameo Dress

A Cowl Back Conversion
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I was quite happy to stumble upon this dress with a lovely cameo print.  :)

 

I’m running out of “before” poses, you guys.

 

I was even willing to look past those gigantic shoulder pads!

 

Herm. :/

 

Okay.  I clearly have some work to here.  First, I made a few chops.

 

Not a bad start!

 

Don’t worry!  I know some of you guys hate it when I remove cuffs & collars, but I’m keeping these.  They’re just being relocated!

With my cuffs chopped and those pads removed, I was ready to take in this dress a bit.  I took it from the back like so:

Pinned!

 

Stitching down the elastic…

 

Then stitching each side of the leftover elastic down, so it lays flat!

 

I took the cuffs and pressed the raw edges down.

 

Do you see where I’m going?

 

Then, I stitched each side down.

 

Just a lil whirr!

 

Then I took one cuff and pinned it under the largest lapel on my new dress.

 

Getting a lil creative!

 

In case you can’t tell, I’ve been on a bit of an asymmetry kick lately, hence my ‘do!  This dress was going to be a fun experiment in balance or lack thereof.

I stitched the cuff down…

 

I think this is going to look just swell. :)

 

Then I chopped a bit more from one of the sleeves.

 

Just a lil bit.

 

I hemmed the raw edge…

 

Just a lil hem.

 

…then I attached the remaining cuff!

 

Crazy, no?

 

Too late to go back now!

 

The other sleeve got a different kind of cuff!

 

Roll it, pin it, then stitch the top and bottom down! :)

 

Now I just needed to get rid of some of that length!

 

Rising to new heights!  My foot says “hai!” btw.

 

I hemmed my new dress, and stitched that bottom part into a sash.

That’s right…this was almost a totally no-waste refashion!

 

Ah! So close!

 

I’m really happy with this one, you guys!

 

Ta-Da!

 

Seriously…this is one of my faves!

 

And here it is from the back!

 

Le back!

 

My cameo dress and I made a cameo (har har) appearance at my pal Phillip’s house for some tasty chili with friends!  :)

 

Pals!

 

Such deliciousness! :)

 

A perfect way to spend an early Fall evening!

 

Jillian is a deep person who feels things deeply.

 

Cheers!

 

 

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