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« on: April 29, 2008 08:54:40 AM »

I haven't posted here in a while, but my most recent project was prompted by a vintage Porsche duvet cover and pillowcase set I bought off eBay for 8.



I cut the seams from the duvet cover, laid it flat, and carefully used the fabric to make Simplicity 3780 (one of their reprinted 1950s patterns). I shortened the hem and made a few other changes, but it's mostly made as printed (though probably nothing close to what the original pattern drafter intended, hahahah)!





There's more photos and construction details up on fehrtrade.com, or if you're interested in what I've been up to in my craftster absence, here's a couple bits and bobs from the past few months:



Refashioned Ikea Patrones skirt and bag




BurdaStyle's JJ blouse




Tuxedo-inspired suit from vintage wool




Yellow satin cocktail dress and fascinator tutorial




Go Patterns perfect little black dress


And some helpful informational posts with no eye-candy:
How to trace a pattern
Burda WOF vs KnipMode vs Patrones
Spanish sewing terms
inside La Mia Boutique pattern magazine

Hopefully these will help someone fill a rainy afternoon or two. Smiley
« Last Edit: April 29, 2008 08:57:20 AM by squirrellypoo - Reason: typo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 09:01:07 AM »

THIS EFFING ROCKS!  i love your porsche dress. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 09:10:53 AM »

I'm not a car person, but I would wear it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008 10:11:10 AM »

Vroom Vroom!
Cool Dress!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008 11:37:34 AM »

holy heck!
that's amazing!  you're probably every guy's perfect woman in that thing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008 01:45:02 PM »

Um .... can i please have that dress? Thats f-in sweet!!!
Everything else is great too! Mad skills darlin'
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008 08:58:40 AM »

That Porsche dress is the most bad ass dress ever!
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008 09:53:08 AM »

that's the coolest dress I've ever seen!
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008 10:57:21 AM »

nice!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008 01:33:34 PM »

SO CUTE!!!



I've tried making skirts and dresses from sheets before...and have epically failed every time.
It seems you've perfected the art.
Great job!  Smiley
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