Claire Justine

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Monday, 29 April 2013

Re-style : Old Dress,New Maxi Skirt : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


After years of being locked away I have final got around to knocking the dust of my sewing machine and start using it again!!

This week after wearing and loving my new maxi skirt

I thought it was time to start re-styling lots of my old clothes, I no long wear for whatever reason.

I love the pattern of this old dress but I haven't wore it for years due to ~


1.} Halter neck ~ makes my neck ache after wearing a few hours

2} Backless ~ when do we get that much weather to wear backless top in this country? and means no bra !!

3} mid length ~ just feels it need to be longer or shorter

It didn't take 2 long to cut and sew it all down and I love the length of it, also enough to make a hair tie with the straps that's left over.... 

   
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  1. I simply love your skirt Claire! I like the pattern and the shape and it's beautiful for the summer

    Thanks for the party, and have a great week :)

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  2. Very good idea ! Love the skirt...looking forward to restyles in the future .

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  3. It came out great, nice redo!

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  4. Oooh, what a good idea! It looks really nice on you!x

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  5. Congratulations Claire! It is great that you can sew. I am sorry I did not keep up with my sewing! I think I should take it up again. Beautiful skirt! Love it! I am happy to be co-hosting again.

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    1. Thanks Judy, whoo I think you should too :)

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  6. Thanks for hosting, Claire & have a great week...I'll be sending my old dresses your way :o) for when I sew, I sew my sleeves to what ever is going through the machine.

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  7. Claire
    Lovely dress!!

    Thanks so very much for hosting this wonderful hop! It's been a while since I linked and I'm happy to be able to again this week.

    Have a great week.

    xoxox

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    1. Hi Chris, great thanks for joining us :)

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  8. Hi Claire,
    Thanks again for hosting.
    Have a great Monday.

    Ellya

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  9. Fantastic makeover - you'll get far more wear from a maxi than a halterneck in our rubbish climate! Looks great! x

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    1. Thanks Vix, I have more things to go with it now and it will be warmer :)

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  10. I like it a lot better as a skirt, well done!

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  11. I love your new skirt!! I've been sewing more lately too and I love it! Just remembered some knit pink camo fabric I picked up a few years ago and I think I'm going to make it into a skirt soon!

    Thanks for hosting a such a great link-up!

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    1. Thank you, whoo sounds nice, don't forget to let me know if you do so I can stop by and see it :)

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  12. Great re-fashion! The skirt looks great on you. Thank you for the party!

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  13. I love the re-do skirt! Such a great idea! I hate wasting stuff too! Ax

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    1. Thank you :) its likwe having something new now ..

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  14. Absolutely GENIUS idea! Love it. You have given me the best idea for a strapless maxi I have that I never wear. THANK YOU!! Ax

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  15. PS - love the new look on the blog!

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  16. Ooh, another great maxi! You wear them so well! I linked a skirt today too. I'm still way behind on blogging...but hoping to catch up soon! Thanks for letting me show off here :)

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  17. It looks great! I love the fabric! x

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  18. It's Great idea! I love it.
    Thanks Claire for hosting .

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  19. Love your new skirt!! Great upcycle! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a fabulous week.

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