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« on: May 11, 2008 06:16:04 PM »

I recently turned 50. To celebrate I took 15 of my favorite people to my favorite restaurant. It was a marvelous, surprise-filled evening. I knew I wanted to wear something memorable and unique. The ideas began to form and morph months before the actual event.
I was turning 50ÖI was born in the 50ísÖI had just scored, on eBay, a lot of real vintage ties from the 50ís for seven dollars and (you guessed it) 50 cents. Hence, this dress was born.





I created the bodice and sleeves. The skirt and back are from Butterick 6582.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 06:35:36 PM »

Wow! I bet you got at least 50 compliments.  I thought maybe I'd seen all the tie projects on Craftster, but your innovation makes another stylish one for the list.  Well done on the idea and the end product.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008 06:41:14 PM »

I really do like how your project turned out. very cool.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008 06:42:08 PM »

wow, that's amazing!
wow!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008 06:42:52 PM »

Yowza!  That's fantastic!  Congratulations on your celebration and your birthday!
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cool!! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008 07:06:41 PM »

Gorgeous x 50! The dress is an amazing idea and looks great on you.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008 08:02:19 PM »

What a fabulous bday gift to yourself!  I'm very jealous!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008 09:04:55 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008 11:07:57 PM »

WOW!  You turned those ties into a gorgeous dress!
And I hope I have your figure when I'm 50!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008 09:48:27 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008 05:08:43 PM »

Great use of those ties!!!  Really lovely.  As always, so creative.  You do look amazing for 50!!!
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