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« on: April 02, 2008 07:10:19 PM »

I was intrigued by this challenge because I was sure that anything that was made would look like it was made from a sheet...boy, have things changed!

I found a full set of jersey sheets at a discount store for $9.99.  I barely used half of the top sheet to make a fun summer dress.

I used Simplicity 4577, but since it was a knit fabric, I left off the zipper and serged all of the edges--talk about a FAST and easy dress!  No hand sewing at all!

I added decorative stitching on the piece that goes around under the bust just to disguise some extra pounds that I am trying hard to lose before summer!

Photo courtesy of my electronics challenged hubby...I have more photos but I am having computer issues...I wanted to be sure I posted before the deadline!

This was fun and I encourage everybody to join these challenges for some fun and to sew "outside the box"!

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P.S. I have plenty of sheet left to make some PJ bottoms!
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 07:15:41 PM »

Wow! It looks great!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 07:26:20 PM »

Oh, Bravo!!!  Hey...it's so good to SEE you!  Ha-ha.  I always love seeing the people behind the screen names. That cut is really flattering, too. 

You're beautiful!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 07:30:49 PM »

Wow, that's *really* cute, and to think it was originally a bed sheet!  Love what you did with the stitching around the waist.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008 08:23:12 PM »

dang thats a sheet?? Awesome job!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 08:30:54 PM »

So cute. I love the colors, and I can't believe you made it from a sheet!
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008 09:54:35 PM »

Man! I wish I had knows about this before! I have some sheets that I'm going to make into a dress, but just haven't gotten to it!!!!

Oh, well!

Good luck to all, and you've done AMAZING work!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008 12:46:54 AM »

i noticed that you changed your icon, and i was going to comment on, but now i see why! that's super cute!

i wanna see a close up of the fabric, please?
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008 05:20:06 AM »

Wowie wow wow!!  I was thinking the same thing about your avatar!

This is SUCH a pretty dress!  1)  I wish I could make something like this.  2)  It wouldn't fit me this summer, if I could. Cheesy

Here's the fullsize image.  It shows the fabric a little better.  It's so fun & flirty... I love it!  http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n47/alwaysinmyroom/sheetchallenge_inventory-06.jpg
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008 06:20:10 AM »

WOOHOO!
That's a beautiful dress- I wish I had 5 just like it! I must learn to sew clothing!
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