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« on: July 01, 2010 02:18:36 PM »

This dress was created specifically for this contest. I found out about it and immediately remembered that I had a black twin size flat sheet under my bed, left over from my gothy-teenage days. I only ever used the fitted sheet, so the flat was in good condition, aside from being really wrinkly. 24 hours, a zipper from a friend's stash, and about a million try-ons later, I present my dress.





This dress was inspired by Dior's New Look, and so of course I had to take a shot that showed off the full skirt to its, um, fullest. This is the dress with a tutu-esque skirt underneath it for added volume.



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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 02:33:00 PM »

who would EVAR know that was a sheet?!  It came out so fantastically well!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 02:46:50 PM »

That dress is fantastic! AND IT'S A FLIPPING SHEET! Gobsmackingly gorgeous.

P.S. Is that an orange tu-tu? If so, I love you Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 02:54:06 PM »

Beautiful! I too can't believe its a sheet! Did you use a pattern at all, or just make it up as you went? whatever you did- it worked!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 02:56:46 PM »

That turned out fabulous!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 03:11:41 PM »

That is the perfect 'little black dress' and it looks awesome with the underskirt as well. Great job with the pictures too.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010 03:33:53 PM »

Wowie! Shocked  It's beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010 03:38:14 PM »

Wow, thanks everyone! I had a lot of fun with it. And yes, that is an orange tutu. My mom scours random fabric sales for me and sometimes comes home with things like 15 yards of bright orange tulle. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010 04:05:44 PM »

Its amazing.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010 08:19:05 PM »

That's a really awesome use of a sheet!  I'd never guess what it was in its original incarnation.  Fabulous!
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010 08:17:22 AM »

That dress is gorgeous, and it fits you so well! You did a really awesome job with this! I love the idea that you can whip up a pretty dress like this out of linens you have just laying around. Great work!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010 09:21:51 AM »

I agree with all the comments. That dress is gorgeous, and I love the orange tulle contrast! Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2010 09:22:26 AM »

beautiful!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010 05:21:46 PM »

Not only is it fashion forward, but it's so flattering on you! Really. really well done!
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010 02:29:02 PM »

Fantastic! Love that it is so chic. Who'd ever know it was once a sheet.



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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010 11:50:34 AM »

Very pretty, and great sheet-use! I wouldn't have ever guessed it was a sheet, it has such clean lines.
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2010 06:19:33 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010 09:58:03 AM »

I absolutely love this dress, I have always wanted to make a dress out of a bed sheet, but I have never had the time to do so.
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2011 07:25:38 AM »

I love this dress! The orange tutu really does it for me!
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