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Ninja_Poo
« on: April 20, 2008 04:12:59 PM »

I needed a dress for a recent wedding, so I purchased a XL men's shirt from the local salvation army, cut it up, sewed it back together and ended up with this (I'm not sure why, but it makes me think of the circus):


The buttons in the middle of the bows were my little brother's idea (he's a genius!)

Sadly I didn't finish in time for the wedding, and so I wore it to school last week.  I got a lot of funny looks  Grin.






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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008 04:51:20 PM »

Very cute! I love the bow-- nice touch!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008 04:51:42 PM »

I really love this!!!  How did you do the sleeves?  They kind of look like poofy cap sleeves...?
I'd love to know!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008 05:00:44 PM »

I really love this!!!  How did you do the sleeves?  They kind of look like poofy cap sleeves...?
I'd love to know!
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Thank you!
For the sleeves I just cut out a trapezoid piece of fabric, shirred it on both sides then sewed it together. Like this:
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008 07:09:16 PM »

I love it! Oh, and those funny looks, JEALOUSY.  I'd stare with wide green eyes as well.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008 07:58:19 PM »

awesome, thank you!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008 01:29:39 AM »

I think it looks good.  Is there a collar at the front?
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Ninja_Poo
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008 07:41:07 AM »

I think it looks good.  Is there a collar at the front?

Thank you  Smiley
Yes, there is a collar.  I cut up the original collar, rounded it and added some red piping.
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pandamae
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008 05:54:35 PM »

whoever gave you funny looks is crazy. i bet they are just jealous they probably couldnt  make anything as cute as that.
It does kinda reming me of a female ringmaster costume...
i want one now...in black and white.
good job
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millyco
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008 07:11:31 PM »

Cute dress! I really like the bows and that bit of red piping.
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