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« on: July 04, 2010 03:18:44 AM »

I love the shape of those 1950's dresses, and I thought that the print of the sheet would match the style well. I used brown bias binding so I wouldn't look like a lizard woman when wearing it, and added 2 yo-yo flowers to add interest to the bottom part.



The body was a bit too big, so I added elastic through the binding at the back to give the top some shape.



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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010 05:43:03 AM »

Fantastic! I would never have guessed that you used a sheet to make this fabulous dress.  The yoyo accent is perfect for the style!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010 06:14:28 AM »

i love your dress.  I am such a fan of that era and style . I would have had only sweet dreams sleeping in those retro looking sheets.  really nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010 09:29:01 AM »

WOW! You're right, the pattern was perfect! Great job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010 07:50:02 PM »

where did you find such a funky sheet?!  Very pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010 09:09:11 PM »

I found it at an op-shop (Australian for second hand shop)
By the amount of static that built up in my hair when I was trying it on, I think it is polycotton.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010 06:11:04 AM »

So adorable! I love the style of the dress and the print and the little flower. Love it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010 07:33:19 AM »

Pretty cool I wouldn't have guessed it was a sheet
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010 05:44:48 PM »

This is so cool, and I love the flowers!
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010 06:43:07 AM »

I think this is awesome, and have never seen a sheet that nice!
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010 08:51:46 AM »

Lovely! I especially like the coordinating necklace-- don't you love the Aha! moment of finding the perfect jewelry for something you made?
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010 06:10:51 PM »

Donna Reed was an American TV Mom actress in the 50's and 60's, and she would have worn your dress in a heartbeat! Well done!
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2010 05:09:53 PM »

Love vintage styles! Also love green. Totally cute dress.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010 11:33:56 AM »

This is adorable. I love the brown details!
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