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Topic: 2 Dresses from Vintage Sheets (one "vintage" pattern)  (Read 5362 times)
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« 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
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008 02:44:20 PM »

so so cute! the first is my favorite.
« 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!

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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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