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Red Cat, White Velvet
« on: January 19, 2007 02:19:33 PM »

This was a dress I fashioned from "Inez" fabric purchased at Ikea for the low, low price of $3.99 per yard (I am seriously cheap, umm, I mean a good bargain hunter and thrifty.  Yes, that sounds much better  Wink). 

While I like exploring Ikea I feel some type of panic attack coming over me each and every time I venture through their doors!  The eyes of the shoppers seem glazed over with mindless consumption and I imagine them ready to attack me!  Obviously, I just don't deal well with the hustle and bustle of the modern, capitalistic world. 

Anyway, I found this fabric and after paying ran for the door and made this dress the very same night! 

I created mocha brown bias binding and a coordinating (but not matching) belt with a different circular pattern in the same colors as the body of the dress. 

Strangely, I happened to notice this same fabric made into curtains in Carrie Bradshaw's apartment in Sex in the City.  Huh, maybe I should see if I have enough fabric left over for some drapes...

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 02:24:55 PM »

Man I want to see .. but your pics didnt show up ... I love all your dresses they are always so cool .. I hope you get the pics fixed soon ... Youve actually inspired me with all your great sheet and pillow case dresses the past few days to try and make one of my own ... any tips would be greatly appriciated  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 02:27:38 PM »

I also enjoy all your dresses.
They are all so amazing and beautiful.  You're very talented, I wish I had as much mad sewing skills!
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 02:29:47 PM »

I'm loving it and the whole outfit!  Rockin'!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007 02:41:39 PM »

I love it! That fabric is awesome Cheesy *you think 3.99 per yard is cheap? it hurts my feelings to pay much over 2 a yard haha.
ps. i like the lamp in the background alot...
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007 02:43:13 PM »

really cutee. and that is amazing fabric. i can never find good fabric. lol.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007 04:41:04 PM »

that is so adorable!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007 04:59:58 PM »

Such a cute outfit with the fishnets! I had no idea IKEA sold fabric. It looks fairly simple to make...did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 05:40:09 PM »

I love it! That fabric is awesome Cheesy *you think 3.99 per yard is cheap? it hurts my feelings to pay much over 2 a yard haha.
ps. i like the lamp in the background alot...

ha ha i just said the same thing in my post ..im scared to use it if it costs more than 2 bucks ..Iv been hording some asain brocade fabric for months ... not wanting to ruin it Embarrassed

great drees also ..im glad the pics are working now ..
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007 07:39:20 PM »

I absolutely love this dress and all the others you've posted recently - they are beautiful!  Do you use a pattern or are you just a dress genius?
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007 08:55:33 AM »

Man, this is another amazing one.  I think that you've actually inspired me enough to go to my craft room and start going on my day.  Great job again. 

P.S.  I am curious too if you use patterns?  Either way, you are a total inspiration. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2007 09:11:55 AM »


I love your dress, the patter of the fabric and the style of the dress are amazing... plus I love the little ties at the shoulders!

I do have a question too! Smiley How do you get a skirt to flare out like that...  is it a bunch of almost upside down "V" shapes? Does that make sense?
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2007 10:30:38 AM »

thats the exact way i feel when i walk into old navy... it seriously scares me...


and i love your dress!
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2007 10:54:23 AM »

Okay... so, first off, you make absolutely amazing dresses. I've been watching your posts for the last few days and I'm hugely impressed.
Do you use the same pattern for all of them? They seem to be in the same general style. If yes, which pattern please? If no, wow, you're amazing.
Well, either way, this dress is my favorite of the ones you've posted, I'm a huge dork for brown.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2007 11:00:23 AM »

I love the way you put your colors and fabric patterns together, all of your clothing I've seen has been beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2007 11:38:42 AM »

awesome fabric!
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2007 11:42:03 AM »

I really like this one Smiley One of my faves from the last couple of days. Do you sell the dresses you make or do you have a whole wardrobe overflowing with goodies?
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2007 12:18:51 PM »

i think i need to plan a trip to ikea.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007 01:53:27 PM »

 Aaah! You're adorable!! Grin I love your facial expressions!

 You make wonderful dresses. ^_^ This one is fantastic, I love the fabric, and the style is great. I love your fashion sense.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2007 02:11:34 PM »

I always see my Ikea furniture on tv and in movies! Haha.

The maximum I would pay for fabric is $2.50.

Great dress!
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2007 09:58:59 AM »

amazing dress!! Tutorial please!!!!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2007 03:15:58 PM »

its fabulous. i love how u put em with fishnets n gold pumps. lo0k Great!
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2007 05:00:22 PM »

WOW!! That dress is stunning!!  Did you make up the pattern yourself?  (If so  then I am insanely jealous of your skills)

I want one! I want one! I want one!
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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2007 05:40:47 PM »

Too funny. I recognized it as an IKEA fabric before I read your post! It looks much better as a dress, too! great job
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2007 05:43:05 PM »

You are a gorgeous girl!
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2007 10:22:17 PM »

WOW, just wow, I keep seeing your dresses as I scroll through the projects posted on the clothing boards, so I decided to click on your name and view all the projects you have posted. I am in awe.  Not only do you make gorgeous dresses, but purses and shirts as well.  I wanted to comment on everything because I love it all (however that would seriously take me all night) I just decided to pick my favorite project you have up. This is awesome, I hope someday to be able to create such beautiful clothing. 
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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2007 09:52:33 AM »

wow this is so pretty!
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2007 07:14:03 AM »

I totally love all the dresses you make, I reckon you must have one for every day of the year!!!!  Good work - I aspire to your level of fabulousness !!!  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2007 07:58:40 AM »

i am in awe with everything i've seen you post. seriously, your dresses are to die for and i even love the stuff in the background. you have awesome skills and awesome taste, bravo!
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2007 11:09:41 AM »

loooks wonderful i llllllllove the shoes very attractive  Grin
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2007 12:29:05 PM »

This looks fabulous on you...I love the contrasting tie belt and owl pendant! Nice work  Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2007 08:37:43 PM »

Very beautiful and I just love the fabric. And it looks great on you!
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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2007 09:24:09 AM »

Your picture location looks more Pier 1 than Ikea to me.. haha.

Great dress, I almost bought that fabric to make drapes for my room.
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