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prettymisswitty
« on: May 21, 2008 11:56:04 AM »

I made these two dresses a while ago, both from vintage bed sheets. The green one is from a "vintage" pattern- Butterick 4792. Really easy, and cute. http://www.butterick.com/item/B4792.htm?tab=dresses&page=7





closeup of the lovely fabric:


The top of the blue one I sortof made from a Burdastyle pattern, but I changed it, and added the ruffles around the neck, and "made up" the bottom part and sash myself. Both bodices are lined.





Closeup of fabric and serged ruffle around neck:


The dresses are modeled by my lovely dressform, which is slightly bigger than I am and a little lopsided, so any weird pulls arent really there in real life.... and i just put the belt on the green one because I do wear a belt with it in real life. Enjoy!


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008 12:17:09 PM »

Those are adorable. I'll have to pick up the Butterick pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008 12:17:20 PM »

i love them!
great fabrics
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008 12:43:43 PM »

Awesome job! The ruffle detail on the blue one is so great.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008 12:44:28 PM »

They're both really lovely dresses! I think I like the green dress the best, as the style and fabric just fit perfectly together. The belt looks great with it too! I do love the ruffles on the blue dress though. Gah, they're both just gorgeous! I can't wait until my exams are over and then I can start sewing again Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008 02:44:20 PM »

so so cute! the first is my favorite.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008 03:18:54 PM »

OH MY GOD!  I looove the first one!  It is just stunning!  You did an amazing job on both of them, but I just adore the first one!

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008 04:10:34 PM »

Both are lovely! I just went to eBay and purchased the Butterick pattern you used!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008 04:39:03 PM »

Not only is the fabric gorgeous but so are both dresses! The first one is my favorite though.

I'm definitely getting on this as soon as possible!

Way to go  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008 07:31:05 PM »

First of all... BED SHEETS! WOW!
Those are lovely summer dresses. They would be so comfortable.
You did a great job.
The little jacket in white linen would be great with them.
I looked at that pattern link. I like the way they drew the hips on the pattern! I think some women were still wearing petticoats 1957. I don't need a petticoat.
you did great!
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008 07:44:37 PM »

hahaha yeah, theres supposed to be a massive tulle petticoat sewn into the skirt lining of the dress- I skipped it though because I figured it would be kinda impractical, and I could always wear a separate one if I really felt the need to have my skirt extend 3 feet on each side or something, lol.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2008 06:18:43 AM »

I love them both, but the green one is my fave.  Great job.
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008 03:01:28 PM »

Wow! I love the green dress! Maybe I should try that butterick pattern too!  Great job on both!
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2008 04:46:15 PM »

very pretty - I love the green one
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2008 07:53:22 PM »

They are both beautiful.  I adore the fabric in the green one.  You did a great job with these!
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2008 01:00:57 AM »

i LOVE the first one! vintage sheets are the best for sewing
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2008 02:29:50 AM »

wow, absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2008 10:59:28 PM »

Really really beautiful
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Excellent job.
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2008 11:47:04 PM »

the top on the first one is my fav! the fabric is beautiful, yay for vintage sheets!
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2008 11:55:52 PM »

that green dress needs you to wear it to a tea party. bring the hostess a small potted plant and swap recipes for ambrosia.  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2008 08:10:32 AM »

I love them!
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