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Convertible clothes

katina | Posted in General Discussion on

We’ve all seen reversible jackets, vests, etc; this dress is interesting.



  1. Cherrypops | | #1
    1. katina | | #2

      As we've all noted before, there's no limit to people's creativity.

      Thanks for this.

    2. Gloriasews | | #4

      I had read about the convertible dresses, but the articles never showed how exactly they could be changed.  Actually, it's a very simple dress to put together, but what creativity in changing the style, eh?  Thanks for the link.


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      ThreadKoe | | #7

      Thanks for the link. Reminds me of the 70's somehow. Simple idea, give it a twist, and voila! Variety galore. Remarkable. Cathy

  2. Gloriasews | | #3

    That is a very interesting dress - especially the evening version, & the skirt doesn't look bulky, either.  In my opinion, though, the office version shows a bit too much cleavage & is quite tight, but I wonder how the slit in the skirt was incorporated into the evening version, as it doesn't show in the office dress.  The evening version is quite eyecatching.

    Thanks for the link, Katina - it's an interesting website.


    Edited 8/8/2008 4:13 am by Gloriasews

    1. katina | | #5

      No question it's too low for the office. If you look at the before dress in the second set of pics, you can just see the black buttons on the slit. It then seems that the slit edge is buttoned back for the evening version. It certainly is interesting - I can iamgine a jacket made this way. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


      1. Gloriasews | | #11

        Oh - I didn't notice the black buttons on the plain black dress - thanks for pointing that out.  I wonder if the whole dress was lined with the satin (?) or just the trim, as the dress looks like it's a stretchy knit of some kind (it's so form-fitting) &, if it was completely lined, the folded up hem would be quite bulky, you'd think.


        1. katina | | #12

          It's certainly intriguing in its construction. I don't think it's fully lined - just the reversible parts. An article on this type of reversible/part reversible construction would be very interesting and useful, don't you think?


          1. Gloriasews | | #13

            It would be interesting to see an article about this.  We could still try some items using these ideas & see how they turn out.


          2. katina | | #14

            Something else to add to the list!

          3. Gloriasews | | #19

            Our lists get longer all the time :(  - too bad the sewing doesn't go as fast, but then, our enjoyment wouldn't last as long :)


          4. katina | | #20

            Very true, and planning is such a fun part of it all


          5. Gloriasews | | #21

            Yes, but unfortunately, the planning even takes longer than the sewing :)


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            ThreadKoe | | #22

            I am finding the thinking even longer than the planning right now, so many great ideas to sort through! So hard to decide! Cathy

          7. Gloriasews | | #23

            Decisions, decisions, decisions!  They ARE harder than the planning.  I have so many projects I want to do & can't decide which needs priority :(


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    ThreadKoe | | #6

    Interesting concept. Thanks for the link. The buttoned closure will go into my idea file for sure. Cathy

    1. katina | | #8

      Yes, it's got a lot of potential. I'm thinking a jacket where this could have something to do with side seam pockets maybe...?


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        ThreadKoe | | #9

        My thought was along the line of the back vent of the jacket somehow, not clear yet....tuxedo style.......Cathy

        1. katina | | #10

          As you say, not clear yet, but much potential.

  4. Josefly | | #15

    I think it's a hoot that the "office" version of this dress is actually described as "demure", with that much chest showing. Still, it's a clever transformation from one version to another.

    Edited 8/10/2008 3:13 pm ET by Josefly

    1. katina | | #16

      Yes! One can only imagine what inappropriate attire might look like...

    2. Ralphetta | | #17

      Demure..is not one of the words that comes to mind when I see that. That neckline is so wide that you can practically see her armpits...not to mention how low it is. And it's as tight as an Ace bandage. It's a cute dress, but I can't imagine where that would be considered "office appropriate." I immediately scrolled up to see if the reporter was male or female..didn't say.

      1. Teaf5 | | #18

        Do any women in the UK dress like that at work?  This really seems like a Hollywood idea of what a working girl would wear....  Still, the "convertible" details are interesting for other designs; thanks for the link!

      2. Josefly | | #24

        Heh, heh. I hadn't thought of the difference in male and female points of view. I think as Teaf5 does, that this is a Hollywood version of office attire. Maybe I'm just out of touch, though... Last night we watched the Olympics on TV until very late, and then saw a minute or two of the Jimmy Kimmel show, which I've never seen before. There was a guest on his show whose ample bosom was barely covered. My husband, bless his soul, turned to me and asked, "Shouldn't she be embarrassed?" Nothing we've not seen worn to the Academy Awards, though.

        1. Ralphetta | | #25

          You're apt to see most anything on late night TV, but I don't see things like this dress in any movies or TV offices unless they're comedies and trying to be ridiculous. Although, I have noticed the tank tops on CSI seem to get lower every season and it's starting to look like Baywatch.

          1. Gloriasews | | #26

            LOL, Ralphetta!  I've noticed the exact same thing on CSI, but your wording is exquisite!  Thanks for the laugh!


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