Monday, April 19, 2010

Extraordinary mondays - kids *sigh*

I found the best reconstruction of a man's button shirt to a girl's dress recently. It was designed by cheytown and posted on Craftster oh so many years ago in 2007. You just have to look at the genius of the design. It is pure lateral thinking at its best! Front of shirt becomes the back of the dress and the back of the shirt becomes the bodice front! Ingenius!

I wasn't looking for anything in particular but when I saw this. I knew exactly what shirt I was going to recon. Khoa had this blue floral button shirt that had these stains on the sleeve that would not budge. It was the perfect candidate for the shirt to dress trial.

So last night, I set about cutting up the shirt and putting it together. I made a few changes to the design of the dress and found the perfect sash and bow to complete the dress. (Oh Tina, I kept forgetting to ask if I could use that bow/belt thing I found lying around!) It took me a total of 1.5 hours! WOW! That's record time and so very easy!

Front of dress

Back of dress

I couldn't wait for the look on Amelia's face the next morning! She absolutely adores "preetti" dresses. My first recon and what a success! I was elated.

This morning, I showed her the dress, brimming with pride and anticipation. Guess what she said?

"Dada's dress"

I tried to put it on her but she down right refused to try it on and would even run away from me whenever I approached her with it.


Tina, I guess you could have your belt back and the dress can go to someone else. Gina, you interested?

Note to self: Recon a shirt that Amelia does not have a conscious memory of.


1 comment:

  1. I guess if it were me, I wouldn't want to wear a reconstructed shirt from my Mum's dress either. ^_^


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