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« on: June 25, 2009 08:07:01 PM »

When I was little, me and my sister had this huge blue and white sheet that we used in any occasion when a fort, picnic blanket, princess gown, pirate ship, or stage was needed. This sheet was mostly forgotten after we entered the double digits, packed away in the basement, waiting for someone to discover it and realize that it was destined for 1, nay, 2, beautiful dresses.

So that's what it became. I found this sheet a few days ago, remembered a tutorial i had seen on here a while ago, and decided that it was my new summer project! I used Roethke's fabulous tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118888.0) for this, much thanks to her for putting it together Smiley

It is so far from perfect, but I'm really happy with it. I didn't actually have the 12 inch zipper that was recommended, but being me, I dug through my supplies and decided that 6 hook and eye fasteners would work. They didn't work as well as I would have hoped, but that's okay. In order to cover up some truly atrocious stitching in the fastener area, I decided to make a sash, or two.  1 is the same fabric of the dress. It's actually the old hem of the sheet (4 inch hem? odd, but useful). The other is plain white scrap fabric sewn in a tube. I like the look of the dress much better with the sash, actually, so, long story short, I'm happy with my dress  Cheesy

After that long winded introduction, pictures! Please excuse the general horrible-ness of them, it's late for me  Roll Eyes

Without sash:


With blue sash:


With white sash:


Back view (i'm in need of a strapless bra, no?):


After seeing this, my sister insisted that I make her one too. Being the nice sister that I am, (and having a lot of extra fabric, and extra free time), I made it for her. Pic here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310672.0

So that's all. Questions, comments, concerns are appreciated. Grin
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009 08:20:42 PM by lime_rising » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009 09:23:05 PM »

Looks fabulous with that blue sash. So retro!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009 02:59:22 AM »

I agree that looks fab! I love the cut and you have sewn that so beautifully!
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009 08:00:04 AM »

I love both of the dresses!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009 06:54:50 PM »

I like it. Its like a 50's/Rockabilly swing dress. Very retro and nice.
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