DIY For A Cause: Proactiv's XOut Inspired Dress Challenge

16 January 2012

When the makers of Proactiv's XOut  reached out to me to DIY/Design a dress inspired by their new skincare line, I immediately jumped on board, not only was it a chance to do a little DIY/Designing but it was also for a great cause since we're auctioning off our dresses for 100% of the proceeds to go to Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center
After signing on board, I immediately got to brainstorming on how to incorporate the "X" in the design, I knew I wanted to cut the gifted American Apparel maxi  off and dye the dress black because white felt too harsh. I toyed with ideas of using sequins, and feathers but ended up going with (faux) leather. At first glance, I thought the dress dying was going to be a bust especially after a few failed attempts with one brand, but was quickly remedied when I switched over to Dylon (If you need to dye clothes, use this, amazing saturated hues without boiling water!).
 Left After Dylon, Right 4 RIT Attempts
 Leather Trimming and Collar with Sketch
My end design was a black high-low mini with a (leather) peter pan esque collar, and an extreme low back trimmed with leather. What do you think? 
And How I wore It-
 Dress American Apparel/DIY, Tights & Sweater Old Navy, Shoes Vince Camuto, Bag Target, Ring H&M

42 comments:

Katie Kondek said...

This turned out absolutely amazing! I love the low back and how you incorporated the theme into the dress. Absolutely stunning!

Lia said...

KILLER job! I love it. The back is so sexy, and you are smokin hot in it!
xoxo
Lia

Kimberly said...

Um, ah-mazing! I would kill for just an ounce of your creativity! Clearly you need to get back into designing & making clothes, girl. :)

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Call me M said...

You did a fantastic job! Love its back and the leather details.

Ariel said...

Love it! That collar is too cute.

Annie said...

Love how you incorporated the X into the back...very sexy!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love this!! The X in the back is fabulous and I love the color. Looking fabulous lady!

Alex Elizabeth said...

You are so talented! This is a fab dress, I don't think I'd be able to part with it. I love the leather details.

Jill said...

I am so impressed! Amazing job. Great cause.

Bonnie said...

This is one of those perfect dresses because it can go anywhere and do anything. You look beautiful.

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Maca said...

I love what you did with the dress! It looks amazing!

hautepinkpretty.com said...

amazing job! Love it!!

Erica said...

It looks amazing! Great job Megan!!

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Alexa said...

Amazing! A fantastic job!!!!

Erin- Thanks I Made It said...

Ooh fab! I really like what you did with the collar!

Erin- Thanks I Made It said...

Ooh fab! I really like what you did with the collar!

freeteyme said...

Oh wow! UI wish I have the talent to do DIY like you do - I would have saved tons!

Found you on BobBon rose =)) like your blog!

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alicia said...

love it!

Candy Apple Fashion said...

Oh my goodness you look stunning! The back is so sexy and I love what you did with the collar! -Dreama

Alyson said...

WOW, impressive! Love the gorgeous back detailing.

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

SO creative! LOVE the back! I especially love the leather touches. Awesome!

navy and orange said...

Love the dress!

xoxo navy & orange.

Roxie Fitz said...

wow, great job <3

Heather said...

What a fabulous opportunity - you look amazing!

XO
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Collette Osuna said...

You killed it girl!! The dress turned out fabulous....you had me worried the other day, but I knew you would pull it off:)

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Ashley said...

Wow! Great transformation! Love the shoes too

Kerri said...

Very very sexy dress, and so are you!!!!!!!! :)

Kristin said...

You did a fabulous job! Love the back!

Heather said...

This is such an amazing idea. You did a fantastic job!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

well done. this is awesome.
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Tamera Beardsley said...

Such a great execution...beautifully done!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

You did an AMAZING job... and the make over looks sooo good.
Daphne.
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JJ said...

Terrific job! I wish I could DIY as well as you - the back of the dress is perfect.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

You did a great job - nice work!!

Paperdoll said...

Your dress looks stunning! I love how you incorporated the X.

Franca said...

awesome, great job!

Alexandra said...

Very cool!!
Would you mind describing how you use de dylon dye? I too am struggling with dying...

Great job again!

Alex @ Harvested

Dana said...

Really cute!

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CutieBoots said...

A fantastic transformation!
I love your DIYs - I'd love it if you'd take a look at mine :)
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Natasha said...

AMAZING!
I love what you did with the dress...so creative and classy!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Real Girl Glam said...

What a transformation! The dress looks great, love the low back!

Shasie of Live Life in Style said...

Great dress! I love the new version you did, the back is gorge! And congrats on being offered to participate in this charity!
Shasie of Live Life in Style

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