November 12, 2009

The Poodles make it legal: The dress

Some time a go I asked you all help on deciding inspiration for my dress, but at the end I only made the dress for our E-Pics, things got really crazy with the move so I couldn't even start the dress I had planned for this occasion.

So because my first attempt of finding a budget-friendly-casual-beach-wedding-dress from a stores I was not successful at all, I told Mr Poodle I could just get a plain dress and transform it. We head over to Sears and found a long turquoise dress at $9,99 - That's an awesome price to me hehe!

So this is the dress we bought

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…and the transformation began! I first cut it to the length I wanted, take the necklace kind of straps and cut two stripes out of the leftovers to add at the bottom.

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and as usual, while I cut and hand sew, Curly slept like a baby!

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After I pinned and sew the bottom ruffles, I cut different sizes of circles to make fabric flowers

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I made 3 different sizes of flowers and played with them on the top of the dress until I was happy with the way they look.

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I sew the new straps, the flowers and little beads to the center of the flowers and TA DA! the dress was ready!!

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Here a little close up to the flowers :)

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and the final pic!

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I'm really happy with the way it looks now! So one thing out of the list for our legal ceremony!

next up on The Poodles make it legal – Gifts and ceremony preparations!

Previously – The Plan

9 comments:

  1. Wow. I seriously wished your FI lived in NYC and that's where you moved bc I would hire you to make my wedding dress in half a heartbeat!!! You are so completely awesome!!!

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  2. WOW! I second Sweet Tooth, you really are amazing.

    Can you make me some clothes or teach me :)

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  3. Wow. You are absolutely amazing, right? What's your day job again? Because if it has nothing to do with creating clothing, it should! fantastic...

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  4. PS: Because I LOVE your blog and all your amazing projects, I left a little goodie on my blog for ya.

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  5. amazing!! te pregunté esto en WB, pero tienes una máquina de coser en Cali? o hiciste todo esto a mano??
    and again, you're amazing!!

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  6. Wow! And Wow again! That looks gorgeous!!

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  7. how do u make those fabric flowers?? i LOVE the new dress btw!

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