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« on: February 05, 2008 02:06:26 AM »

Ahoy! There's something up ahead! Is it a..pile of rubbish?!
NO! It's a dress!

My new years resolution was to get rid of aaalll my scrap fabric. This idea had been playing around in my head for awhile, but finally I had an excuse to do something like it.

I present to you, my dress of many scraps!



Left side

Right side

Close up of front

Close up of left side

I started by cutting fabric into petal shapes, then ordered them by size. Then I sewed them to strips of cotton drill (that sounds SO much simpler than how it really was), and sewed those strips together. Talk about hard work! Then I sewed the whole skirt part to a top I bought.

And after this challenge, I think I'm going to take a big break from cutting fabric. Man. I have sores from using scissors! But I did use up almost all of my scraps of fabric, and now have room for more! Hooray!
Hope you guys like it =) I enjoyed making it!

Edited to add: I like the ideas people are coming up with for their own projects! Make sure you post them!
« Last Edit: August 29, 2008 08:01:05 AM by jungrrl - Reason: Edited to change title. » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008 02:14:34 AM »

This is totally cool! you have the patience of a saint to do that!

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008 02:19:11 AM »

I think this is beautiful, I took photos of a similar dress in a shop a few years back, but I like that yours uses so many different fabrics and colors, and it's such a beautiful use of what could have been considered disposable. Bravo!

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008 02:55:23 AM »

wow! that's insanely amazing! wow!

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008 03:00:12 AM »

I am seriously impressed, wow!
great stuff

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008 03:08:05 AM »

Beaaaaautiful, I'm totally gonna have to start holding onto scraps I think cos that skirt is gorgeous!  Fantastic job Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008 03:27:51 AM »

That's gorgeous! I'm so impressed. I like... want one. omg! *hitting this rocks*

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008 04:38:53 AM »

omg that is so toally awesome.  I can picture it in shades of green and brown making this uber-cool cloak for being out in the woods ... I am definitely putting htis on my inspiration/to-try list

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008 04:38:59 AM »

Holy macaroni! This is incredible, and your design is only matched by the patience it took to cut all those pieces!

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