Friday, March 15, 2013

Dress makeover





Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? 
This "French Connection" dress was all black, so I decided to decorate it with gold brocade fabric applique and taffeta belt - both are made by me. You can see the details below.










For this project you will need:
1.Black dress - in classic shape.
2.Brocade fabric
3. Scissors
4.Black thread
5.Pins
6. Piece of parchment or another kind of transparent paper.


I drew the silhouette of the center applique of desired shape on parchment paper and cut it:


Then I pined the paper pattern to the fabric, making sure the decor of the fabric is placed correctly under the paper. Then I cut the fabric, leaving extra space around 0,5 inch for sewing, folded the edges of the applique over on each side , ironed them  and then sewed down to the center part of the dress.



For the belt I used:
1.My old black belt,
2. A piece of taffeta fabric,
3.Faux  leather - for the base underneath taffeta.

I cut the shape of triangle from the leather and wrapped it in taffeta fabric, gluing the fabric on the back. That would be a center piece of my belt. Don't be distracted by the green piece of fabric on the belt. My initial idea was  to decorate the belt with this green trim, but then I thought the black belt  would be more practical without any additions.


Then I cut two pieces from my belt of needed length (measuring my waist first) and sewed them to each side of taffeta triangle part :



My outfit:
Dress: French Connection with the gold brocade applique of my design
Taffeta belt - my own design
Clutch: Urban Expressions
Shoes: Sofia Vergara
Cross and Skull bracelets: "Made by Girl"  HERE
Black bracelets: Accesorise
Thank you so much for reading.
Have a great week end!

41 comments:

  1. МОДНО.СТИЛЬНО.ЖЕНСТВЕННО!

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  2. Рукодельница,белошвейка.Да,это на пике моды.Красивое платье.Хорошо получилось!

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  3. Stunning!! That dress looks gorgeous on you! Xo :-)

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  4. I SO LOVE YOUR BAROQUE-LIKE DRESS, MS. OLGA!!! :)

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  5. WOW!Просто супер.Очень классно получилось!

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  6. Gorveous! Love the dress and all the photos!

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  7. WOW! Your DIY dress looks like a real designer one! Just amazing *_*
    +1

    xoxo, Nina
    www.my-style-diary.com

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  8. I love it! Very Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012. You look great in it!

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  9. Очыень красивое платье.Твой стиль.Выглядит очень женственно и эффектно.Молодец!

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  10. Really beautiful look.Love it.

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  11. Прекрасная идея и с поясом ,и с платьем.Выглядит очень гармонично и модно. Красивый наряд!

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  12. Виктория.Friday, March 15, 2013

    Красивый наряд.Золотые руки.Всегда хорошие и практичные идеи.Как всегда чудесные фото.

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  13. Интересный образ.Женственный наряд.Прекрасные фотографии

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  14. Отличная идея переделки платья!

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  15. Прекрасная идея всегда оставаться модной.

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  16. Love the dress and the belt.Well done!

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  17. wow you did an amazing job! looks totally professional and off the rack
    kw, ladies in navy

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  18. You look pretty nice.Love your dress and belt.Well done!

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  19. Wow!So beautiful look!! Love your outfit and all the pictures.

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  20. Очень красивое платье,очень тебе подходит и выглядишь ты в нем прекрасно!

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  21. Super stylish! You look gorgeous!

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  22. Your dress and belt look pretty nice. Love this post.

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  23. Super tenue !! Jette un coup d'oeil a mon blog, il est nouveau, besoin d'avis
    A bientot :)
    http://roki-blog.blogspot.fr/

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  24. Love this idia with the dress and the belt. You look amazimg"

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  25. The dress looks pretty nice.Well done!

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  26. Красиво,элегантно,женственно.Ну и то,что выполнено своими руками, ценно бесспорно>Молодец!
    Хороший класс для тех,кто не сидит сложа руки..
    Пркрасный пост!

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  27. Wow! You are definitely good in DIY! I'm impressed at your creation =)

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  28. You look amazing!Love your dress !Well done.Love all the pictures!

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  29. 100% elegance! Gorgeous baroque dress! And also in love with the clutch!

    y-yulia-yudina.blogspot.ru

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  30. Очень красивое платье.Хорошо придумала.Выглядит очень женственно.

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  31. Love that idea with the dress.The dress looks amazing!

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  32. Очень красивое ,эффектное платье.Весь образ выглядит женственно и экстравагантно.

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  33. Very elegant! What a great idea - turned out beautiful! Love the dress, the belt, the shoes, the photos, the style and the entire look!

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  34. Very elegant! What a great idea - turned out beautiful! Love the dress, the belt, the shoes, the photos, the style and the entire look!

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  35. You look gorgeous! Love that beautiful dress.

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  36. Love your DIY! Well done!You look very elegant and faminine.
    Example is not the main thing in influencing others.It is the only thing.
    Jynn.

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  37. Love your hand-crafted dress,belt and your own personal style.You look fabulous! Keep up the good work!

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  38. Твоей фантазии нет границ.Желаю новых творческих идей

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