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Miss American Pie
« on: March 31, 2008 06:38:45 PM »

Some background info: my friends and I have a tradition of dressing up in vintage looking outfits and playing croquet on one of the quads here at school. We're scheduled to play next sunday but it looks like it might rain.  Embarrassed  We'll keep our fingers crossed. anyway, without further ado, my croquet sundress...



I got the vintage bedsheet at a garage sale last summer for 50 cents. The material is really great, so it must have a high thread count or something. I embraced my shirring obsession and used it on the waist, neckline and sleeves.

I took way too many pictures, so I'll just link to them at the bottom so it doesn't take ages to load.







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Sorry, I guess I just got a little model-happy. Thanks for looking!
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hokiekate
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008 06:41:46 PM »

This dress is fabulous, and I think dressing  up for croquet is hilarious.  I mean, in a good way Wink.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008 06:47:18 PM »

I think this dress is great.  I just saw Enchanted - it's exactly like something the princess would make out of the curtains.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 06:48:22 PM »

So cute!  Where'd you get the pattern?
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 06:49:47 PM »

So cute!  Where'd you get the pattern?

Thanks! I didn't use I pattern, I just made it up.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008 06:57:42 PM »

Oh my gosh, I LOVE it!  I had a shirt sort of like this once.  The style looks so comfy!  And I love the total ensemble.  And playing croquet in vintage wear is something my friends and I totally would have done, had we all stayed at the same college.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008 07:30:05 PM »

omg... what a FABULOUS dress! I love it! Wow. This rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008 07:30:58 PM »

You are so talented. I love all your dresses that you make. I can't believe you made that with out a pattern. You are so stinking talented. Good job.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008 07:52:40 PM »

that is totally adorable! i love it!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 09:03:57 PM »

Too funny!  And what a cute dress- very sweet!
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