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Frumpy plaid thrift store dress turned burly table dancing gear.
poor sewing skills + bad taste + ugly thrift find = outfit.

I saw this long, hideous plaid dress in Goodwill for a few bucks and wanted to make a Halloween costume out of it. I've named this atrocity The Lumberjackie. Unfortunately I changed jobs and wasn't able to get out for Halloween.

I cut the long skirt off and resewed it into a bustle skirt and created the waistband and ruffles out of some black fabric I had left over from a different project. I made the dress strapless, lined the top with heavy interfacing and added boning to make the corset.

I don't have a good photo of the front yet, but it looks like a button-down plaid workshirt with a faux collar and pockets. I made a halter strap (removable and adjustable) that looks like suspenders.

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They ARE a pair of those ridiculous hiking boots : ) I like to think the four inch heels (I'm really short) keeps me above the snow. And DarkAshHurts, I would totally post directions if I had any idea how I made this, but I'm afraid it looks the way it does by a series of mistakes, then trying to figure out a way to un-make them. Usually by making a different one.... as far as the bustle, I used this how-to:

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/burlesque_bustle_skirt
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aranumenwen
aranumenwen · Aurora, Illinois, US · 117 projects
I really sincerely hope those are a pair of those weird hiking(ish) boot high heels, ya know like the timberland ones.
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
I actually love it! Good job. Lol wish I could see the front.
I actually have an ugly dress similar to the original ...how-to??
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