Refashion Runway Sewalong: Metallic

I found this awesome two piece prom dress (or costume…) for .99 cents, as always πŸ™‚

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It’s too awesome for just one “before” shot!

I modeled this just before heading out to the gym. Though the material looks like glitter it is actually metallic floss thread, making it perfect for the RR challenge.

I used the skirt portion of the dress only. I removed the elastic waist and the lining (I hate linings!).

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I had intended to use a pattern (*gasp!) to make this into a blouse, so I cut one of the seams out (to figure out how best to lay it out for cutting).

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After I did that, I draped it over Minnie (my dressform) and I ended up taking a completely different direction…

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I pinned the sides, cut off the excess, and serged the side seams.

I tried this on to make sure it fit and I really liked the look of it. Unfortunately, I was a little concerned about all the metallic… I mean, it’s pretty but it’s very flashy! I like to stand out/look nice/pretty/whatever but I also lean more towards the “classy” genre. This didn’t feel like something I would wear. Why refashion something you don’t plan to ever wear???

That’s when I decided to make it reversible. I had to hide the side seams by sewing a straight line with the wrong sides together to do that. So, basically, I did a poor man’s french seam πŸ™‚

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The Janome 9400 went through this like a boss!

This is how it turned out.

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The metallic doesn’t translate very well at all so just take my word for it when I say it’s LOUD. Luckily, I can wear the reverse though now, right πŸ˜‰

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Paired with white leggings and flip flops, this is more my speed

It’s also the “mirror” image. Did you notice? Not only can I wear this metallic or black, I can wear it over my right or left shoulder.

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See the pop of metallic at the neckline?

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This is actually the look I had *intended* to make for my Asymmetric challenge in my season of RR last year… better late than never.

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Which way do you like it better?

But wait! There’s MORE!

BECAUSE this looks like a lot of other refashions I’ve completed… I decided to play around with the drape some more. Guess what? I could fit my neck through the arm hole and wear it as a halter!

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The sun would NOT cooperate with me during this shoot.

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Too bad you can’t see the metallic underneath 😦 It’s quite lovely πŸ™‚
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Peek-a-boo (the metallic, of course!)

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Just like the off-shoulder look, I could also wear this in the reverse:

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Hai

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At least the sun finally came out for these pics.

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Which way do you like the halter style better?

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I like all 4 of these looks. My personal favorite would be #3 (Black halter). If ever my mood changes though, I’ve got 3 other options to choose from. Versatility is always a good thing.

I hope you’ve had a chance to vote for your favorite Contestant’s Metallic look for RR. You’ve got until midnight, so click here and vote if you haven’t already!

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19 thoughts on “Refashion Runway Sewalong: Metallic

  1. Oh my goodness! I love how this turned out! My favorite is the black halter, and second is the black dress. I hope you get a perfect occasion to wear the purple though!

  2. Wow! What a great refashion! I like the purple dress the best, followed by the black dress…but the halter styles look great too πŸ™‚

  3. Love all three of these! My favourite kid of refashion – the one that leaves you with more options than you started with πŸ™‚ Fab job!!

    1. Haha! I agree, Linda. I had this in my stash forever, thinking it could only be reused for a Halloween Costume… This challenge is the only reason I chose it. I originally paired the off-shoulder black tunic with black leggings and my husband was the one who told me to pair it with white instead. I’d seriously be lost without his fashion sense πŸ™‚

  4. These are FABULOUS!! I love them all, but my favourites are the purple dress style with black leggings and the black halter with white leggings. Such a great piece!

    1. Clearly I was so excited I didn’t describe the second one correctly πŸ™‚ shd be black dress with white leggings

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