From dull black dress to....

a black dress with a bit more colour!  

The after!!

The before....

Do you recognise the before? It's actually from another reconstruction where I added lace trimming and made a v-neck out of a boat-necked dress. Gosh, that was a while back.  I've now sewn on teal and black ribbon.   I was thinking of doing a "fake" bandeau dress that you see on television using the black ribbon, but I've had enough just a black dress and I need some colour!!

I wish I had a fabric glue stick because it took an awfully long time to sew the ribbon on and make sure it wasn't wonky!!

Hubby said any further to the right and
the cross would make me a moving target!
The things men say!!!

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  1. Lovely idea! amazing the difference some ribbon can make!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Thanks, Jill! Looking forward to wearing it too :-)

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  4. Wow! What a transformation and such a cute dress now!!

  5. Thanks, ladies!
    @Marilyn - will pop over your blog to have a look :-)

  6. amazing how a bit of ribbon can add so much pizzazz! great job! :) lisa