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Topic: Thrifted & tiedied lace tablecloth = new bell sleeved empire waist dress! W/Tute  (Read 68757 times)
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« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2008 08:10:46 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #71 on: May 29, 2008 03:56:19 PM »

I'm scouring the thrift shops!  Lovely idea!

? Could you give a little explanation of how you dip dye?  Thanks.  I sew a lot, but I'm nervous about trying to dye. 
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« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2008 08:47:30 PM »

I'm scouring the thrift shops!  Lovely idea!

? Could you give a little explanation of how you dip dye?  Thanks.  I sew a lot, but I'm nervous about trying to dye. 

I boil a large pot of water and stir in Ritz or some other grocery or craft store dye.  What I meant by "dip dye" was that I let the bottom of the fabric sit a while in the dye with the top part hanging over the pot. (good idea to turn off the fire at this point and prop the fabric up and over another pot so it doesn't touch the burner.) Then I just dipped the rest of the fabric into the dye until I got the secondary color that I wanted, and left the very top really pale.  Try it on a tee shirt first.  There are also tutorials online I'm sure about how to tie dye using string or rubber bands on the fabric.  It's alot easier than you think and pretty much there's no wrong result if you're only using one color.   
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« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2008 01:15:36 AM »

What a wonderful idea - and so simple! The dress looks amazing.
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« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2008 07:06:57 AM »

That is completly beautiful.  I'm inspired, I have several lace tablecloths from the MIL that I've been trying to think how to use. Great Job!
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« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2008 11:00:46 PM »

That is completely beautiful.  I'm inspired, I have several lace tablecloths from the MIL that I've been trying to think how to use. Great Job!
Thank you, thank you! I found a slip to go under it that I already had. It had also been tiedyed a darker shade of pinky or maroon.  I think it's a nice contrast under the dress.
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« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2008 07:00:58 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful!  Also, thanks for the explanations.   I'm off to find a tablecloth! Grin
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« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2008 07:20:51 AM »

wow! im really impressed. i like how you used the curves in the pattern of the tablecloth to make your sleeves.
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« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2008 08:38:13 AM »

I love it.  I love the simplicity of this and the fact that it is a recon speaks to my inner thrifter.  My dye jobs never turn out that pretty.  so jealous.

Your so right about the money, jeesh it's tight.   I agree, the only shopping joy you seem to get anymore is the thrift store! Thanks for this idea.  I have been looking at curtains, table cloths, formal dresses and even some bed spreads for fabric, especially since the major discount store in my little town has pulled thier little stunt by refusing to carry fabric and most craft stuff...except scrapbooking stuff Angry

You look lovely in this outfit, It complements you in everyway.

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If I looked that good without makeup I would never wear it.  You look gorgeous!
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« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2008 03:01:54 PM »

This is sooooo pretty and wearable! I love the color.
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