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« on: July 24, 2008 07:14:29 PM »

I had this old white nightgown that I never wear even though it had some nice lace panels around the bottom that I really liked.  I decided to try to make something to hold back my dreads fashioned after this awesome thing my friend brought me from China.  My hand-sewing skills have much to be desired, but then again, so do my dreads.  It's comfy and I love it.





It's basically one big tube sewn to a little tube with some elastic in it.  Everything is pretty much the right size exept I should have made the little tube a little longer for some more give with the same sized elastic, yk?  Anyway, so you can get the idea of how it is made...





Thanks for looking!  Sorry if I put this in the wrong place, I don't know where head stuff goes but at least it's reconstructed out of clothes, right?
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008 07:16:46 PM »

how pretty.
i want dreads soooo bad.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 08:57:49 PM »

that is very pretty, really feminine
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008 02:20:48 PM »

My hand-sewing skills have much to be desired, but then again, so do my dreads.

you're cute, and so is your dread band Wink

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008 03:08:37 PM »

I was looking for ideas for something like this! Your dreads aren't too bad...just need a little maintenance is all, which can be a killer, no?

I love your dread holder backer! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008 02:05:29 PM »

i love it!  i have dreads, too, and i'm constantly on the hunt for things to recon into headbands.  sleeves of old shirts work really great!
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008 02:14:03 PM »

I do have a few headbands/wraps made out of old sleeves.  Smiley  I had one with bell sleeves at the end was perfect.

No kidding on the dread maintance.  I mean, the appeal to me was the lack of maintance.  At least as I'm nearing a year with them I thought.  And to top it off I left my dread products in a hotel I was staying at due to some major work on our house so I hate to buy more when we are broke as a joke.  I guess that is why I'm reconstructing my old things too...

Thanks everyone for the comments.  I know the pictures don't do the best justice, but I really like the idea of this type of construction.  Looks like a headband on top, but elasticy and scrunchy underneath.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008 08:46:11 AM »

Cute! I need one of these. I cheat and wear extensions, but I only take them out long enough to reseal and wash, and back in they go. They're about to my hips now... so heavy.

Anyways... rambling... Great job!!
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