Retro Dress Takes First Prize in the Dress to Impress Challenge

comments (6) August 2nd, 2010     

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I found this old photo of my Grandma and decided to make her dress!

I found this old photo of my Grandma and decided to make her dress!

UnfinishedProjects is the winner of SewStylish's Dress to Impress contest! Her dress inspired by an old photo of her grandmother helped her win first prize. She is now the recipient of a Style Basic dress form from Manne-King and a $50 gift card from Britex notions.

Congrats to UnfinishedProjects and the other finalists. You all made this one a close race.

Here's a little more about UnfinishedProjects from her CraftStylish profile:

I love to sew, and I also love to write! I started a blog called "The Unfinished Project Party" which is based on the idea that we, as a busy women, still need a creative outlet, despite our hectic schedules. It’s time to carve out four hours a month just for you—four hours where you can push the pause button on work, take a break from Mommyville, and grant yourself an afternoon full of fun, fabric and friends at an Unfinished Project Party!

The first Unfinished Project Party started when I realized that I was guilty of being a “Serial Project Starter,” but not a “Project Finisher.” I had several sewing projects that I needed to complete, but never had the time to finish them. So I invited a few girlfriends over one Saturday and we spent the entire afternoon working on our projects. And guess what? I got all of my projects done and had a great time doing it! Thus, the Unfinished Project Party was born. Now once a month, I invite all of my girlfriends over to work on their unfinished projects, and I encourage you to do the same!

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Comments (6)

Deonna writes: I love this dress. I will have to make me one this spring.
Posted: 9:12 pm on December 30th
AZwanKenobi writes: Very pretty! Congratulations!

I agree with CherieNightOwl...your grandmother's waist was so tiny!!! I love that you recreated the original photo, too.

Congrats!
Posted: 2:45 pm on August 8th
queenietoo writes: How pretty is that, I love the vintage look. you did made your grandma very proud:)
Posted: 4:42 pm on August 6th
cloudyhn writes: Congratulations! Your grandma, for sure, very proud of you . What a lovely thought for the dress...
Posted: 10:27 am on August 4th
UnfinishedProjects writes: Thank you all so much! I am so grateful and honored. My Grandma would have been proud. Thank you!!
Posted: 6:54 pm on August 2nd
CherieNightOwl writes: I adore this dress, but I am so amazed at how TINY your grandmother's waist was!
Posted: 5:02 pm on August 2nd
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