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Old 07-02-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am recreating Miroslava's look in the denim belted/pocketed dress, leather jacket, etc below:




I feel like I've been looking forever for a similar dress, but none fit the bill of my budget ($100 or less)...and if they do, they don't have the kind of 'flare'/A-line look of her dress.

So....I realized that my favorite dress in my closet is VERY similar to the look I want to re-create--it's the American Apparel pinstriped belted dress shown below:



^^This dress fits me PERFECT.

I was thinking I could take my American Apparel dress to the seamstress and either:

(1) Buy a dress off Ebay (like one of two below) and ask them to alter it to be shaped exactly like the AA dress




-or-

(2) Just buy the denim material and findings and have them make it from scratch, again, based on my AA dress

Anyone done something similar before? Do you think this is a good idea? Which would work best you think or be the least expensive route? #1 or #2??

Thanks!!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Cabin a Wonderful Time Dress | Mod Retro Vintage Dresses | ModCloth.com

Seams a bit higher but unbuttoned and with the belt it would work (though it is close to the top of your budget)

Have you checked Old Navy or Forever 21? I got a cheap denim dress from ON. Looks awful without a belt but is magically transformed with one.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Best option? Either make it yourself (it's actually pretty easy) or have one custom-tailored to your body.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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That style of dress was so popular in the 70s and 80s, you should hit the thrift shops to find one.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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is this too long or too much ..


Dark blue denim shirt dress - Day dresses - Dresses - Women -

or is this more like it.. looks similar
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?start...71&tx=63&ty=84
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The second one is sooo cute!

I was actually looking at that one, but I was trying to make sure that whatever dress I got had:

-long sleeves
-side pockets
-lots of flare at the hip

....so since this one didn't have sleeves I decided to skip it...
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