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« on: July 02, 2010 09:12:59 AM »

When I saw this challenge, I knew I had to enter! I found the cutest vintage sheet at the thrift store. (I misplaced my before pic of the sheet, I will take new one and put it in here later). I have wanted to try shirring for awhile now. I was inspired by this tutorial and this one.

I definitely need to play with the settings on my sewing machine more to get the shirring to work better, but all in all it worked ok. I lost my in progress pics (hubby might have deleted them.) but here's the dress:



I used one of my girl's dresses for a general idea of how big to make it. Basically, it's a big rectangle. I hemmed the top and sewed a contrasting band on the bottom. I shirred six rows on the top, then sewed the two ends of the rectangle together for one long seam on the back of the dress. I sewed on four ribbon ties on the top. I made it kind of long, hoping it will adjust with her as she grows a little.

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Closeup where you can see ribbon ties:


Closeup of fabric. It's cotton poly, but it almost looks like linen closeup:


I hope you like it! I learned a lot making the dress. Now I need to make more. Perhaps I'll make a pillowcase dress next time with the same sheet. I have lots leftover for other projects.

C & C welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010 09:23:41 AM »

super cute!  your baby too!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010 09:34:30 AM »

soooo pretty
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It were lightnin'...
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010 12:39:21 PM »

thats so adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010 01:32:36 PM »

So cute and your model how adorable.
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So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010 02:09:25 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments! My "model" will be three months on Monday!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010 06:57:34 PM »

ooo! I love that! And thatnks for sharing the tutorial. I might make one tomorrow!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010 05:41:53 PM »

This is the sweetest dress, and she is too cute!
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010 08:35:13 PM »

this is so precious, what a great sheet, it looks like it was made to be THAT dress!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010 08:05:29 AM »

this is so precious, what a great sheet, it looks like it was made to be THAT dress!!

That's what I thought when I saw the sheet in the thrift store! Wink I'm also planning on making shirt for me and possibly a skirt. Actually I might have enough left over from the set (flat and fitted sheet) to make a dress. Hmmm...might have to tackle the coffee date dress with this "fabric"!
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