Brandi’s Dress

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Someone kind of sort of got on to me for not having a new project up, so I made sure I finished one. I work with a  lady named Brandi and she ordered a dress online. It was super stinking cute, but totally see through. It was from a little boutique-y type shop. From what I have noticed recently, a lot of these types of stores have clothing that isn’t made very well and is kind of see through. It’s not meant to be warn and washed a bazillion times. Just a few times, for a few good times, and a few good pictures. Well, she wasn’t sure what to do with it, so she gave it to me thinking I could do something with it.

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Here is the dress. I told you it was cute, but I may have forgotten to mention that Brandi is smaller than me. I really wanted it to be a dress, but it just wasn’t going to fit around my big booty.

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Lucky for me, this dress was made with a seam right up the back. I split the seam and then turned the edges under and sewed down both sides.

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These doilies were once Christmas tree ornaments that looked like wreaths. I removed the ribbon from them, washed them, and sewed them together so they formed a straight line. Then I hand stitched them down the back of the shirt.

After my doilies were in place I cut the bottom of the dress off to make a shirt. I still wanted it even wider so I used the fabric from the bottom of the dress and made a panel on both sides of the shirt that went all the way to the sleeves. I hemmed the bottom of the shirt and the sleeves.

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Here you can see the back of the shirt. You can still see through the fabric and you can definitely see through the doilies, so I choose to wear a cami underneath.

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There was one extra doily. It had a stain on it, and was coming apart in one place. I used it for a detail on the pocket to tie the front of the shirt and the back of the shirt together.

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I’ve never had one of these short wide funky tops that you wear a cami under (or show your tummy, but I’m not doing that). I think I kind of like it. I think it will be very comfy for summer time.

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…Plus I think it makes for a great dancing top!

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I thought Petoddy wanted in on the photo action too, but apparently she just wanted to make out.

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