Reconstructing: Gap Maternity Dress

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I not the sort of girl to discriminate against a dress
just because it has "maternity" in its label.
In fact, I own three Gap Maternity dresses which I neither bought nor wore while actually pregnant.

I loved the print of this fabric and since it was
only eight dollars, I couldn't really pass it up, could I?
I took in the skirt with pin pleats in a sunburst pattern down the front since I didn't want to loose the pockets on the sides, (of course); added the cream chiffon underlay just because I thought it looked pretty there, then dressed up and took myself to the only building in town that kinda resembles a castle.
Gotta say, I'm completely happy with the end result.

(GAP Dress, Anthropologie Roaming Frills Cardi, Coded Cutout Belt, Seed Pearl Headband, Shoes, years and years...and years old)


  1. Wow! Great job reconstructing the dress. Hopefully one day my sewing skills will match up with yours. The dress looks like something you could find at Anthro. Never under estimate how a great tailor can make something look made just for you. I suppose it is made just for you as you adjusted it to fit you. And the Roaming Frills look spectacular.

    I love, love, love your style!

  2. That's awesome! I'll have to learn from you and look at maternity dresses now :D

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  3. Kristina, you're amazing as always! =D The dress looks so great on you. And how cute is your little girl? So sweet!

  4. Love the outfit! What awesome talent to see something you like and know how you can make it work for you!

  5. This is so pretty and I love your hair pulled back with the headband:)

  6. What a beautiful shot. As always, I am so impressed with your creativity and sewing skills.

    And so, so cute to have your daughter included in the picture! Love it!

  7. It looks absolutely great! Adorable! You're so talented!

  8. What a transformation!! And you've styled it gorgeously. I find myself itching for the Roaming Frills in that color now.

  9. I love this dress on you! you wear it so well, and very nicely put together with the cardi and wedges. Your little girl is too cute as well!
    Jen @

  10. That's it. You're a magician :) Seriously skilled and so imaginative to boot. Beautiful!


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