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« on: May 10, 2010 06:08:58 PM »

A while back, I posted a thread about the green and gray fringed wrap dress I made out of the leftover material from 2 previous dresses.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341381.0

 Here is one of those original dresses, made out of a light gray stretchy flat bedsheet from Savers. Very cheap.
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Love: wrap dress can be wrapped to fit and flatter without alerations
Not so much: the sheets turned out to be less than square so I was unable to use the finished edges as hems for my dresses. Defeats the only purpose of using a sheet vs. yardage. Oh well. Still cheap fabric.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010 06:31:13 PM »

OOHHH I LOOOOVE!!!!

It looks wonderful!!!
Bedsheet you say..? Never woulda guessed that...

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010 07:44:36 PM »

I LOVE your dress! So cute and looks comfy!
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010 09:23:55 PM »

Oh I love it! Looks so comfy! I have one question that I've been wondering about wrap dresses, does it stay put? As in closed Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010 11:04:15 AM »

I want one, I want one, I want one.

It looks great on you!!

Did I mention I want one?

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010 11:12:27 AM »

Hell yeah, I LOVE wrap dresses! And I will tell with you what my draping teacher told us (when she caught us trying to use the selvage as a straight edge!) NEVER trust they made it right. When thousands of yards of fabric are being made, there will be flaws. I have never seen a set of jersey sheets with a proper, non crappy hem. That was what made me decide to never buy them for my bed. But at least you got a cute dress out of it!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010 12:46:16 PM »

Yep zowie, that was exactly the lesson I learned myself the hard way. After a frustrating half hour of trying to square up the corners, I realized it couldn't be done because it just wasn't square. Oh well.

And yes, it does stay shut without a problem. I think the key is to overlap it enough, and also to use a non slippery fabric, or if your material is slippery you could add a little hidden button or snap on the side that's wrapped under.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010 09:27:32 PM »

I really love this.  I can just imagine it in a soft stretchy hemp or bamboo fabric.  Yum!  Grin
Did you use a patten?
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2010 02:53:55 PM »

Yes I used a vintage pattern, Very Easy Vogue 8437 from the 1970s
http://www.momspatterns.com/inc/sdetail/45253
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010 01:54:26 AM »

L-O-V-E it
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