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« on: July 06, 2010 02:39:37 PM »

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I used the Ute bouse pattern as a base for the top. http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/ute--2.

I did intend to maje it with sleeves (even cut them out and interfaced the cuffs and everything) but I ended up omitting these because it has been REALLY hot in the UK for the last week or so and I really wanted the dress to be finished ASAP.

Then I used Grosgrain's tutorial (http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/05/mamas-gonna-buy-you-mockingbird.html)on turning a blouse into a dress ... I could just simply cut off all the pattern pieces at the waist add a circle skirt! ET VOILA!

Originally I'd planned to make a longer circle skirt by adding panels ot the bottom... but again! it was hot and I was impatient!

also ANOTHER cool thing about this dress.. the 'button' closure? PRESS STUDS! from the bottom of the duvet cover! upcycling FTW!!

Also, that bias trim :-) I MADE IT! ... that took a while... but I've got loads left! It's the first time I used bias biding, it's not that tidy, but not many people are looking at my arm-holes! ;-)

I'm very proud of this :-) I love this dress :-) hope you feel the same!

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010 04:01:54 PM »

LOVE this dress! Not only is it super-cute, I love all things Superman. Half of my craft room is taken up by my ever-multiplying Superman memorabilia collection. Awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010 04:09:44 PM »

Now that's talent!  Way to go, it is awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010 05:31:54 PM »

That is just fab, and you wear it so well! My comic book geek DH and his friends would drool over that dress (and you!)

Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010 05:59:34 PM »

that's awesome!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010 10:33:36 PM »

YEYYY!!! thankyou guys :-)
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010 11:29:43 PM »

love the fellow superhero dress. i was hoping there would be a few of us
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010 09:27:38 AM »

we rock :-) I'm surprised there weren't more childrens duvet re-makes, I've also got a He-Man dress but I could only enter one :-) http://geekysweetheart.blogspot.com/2010/05/cate-has-power.html :-)
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010 01:21:05 PM »

wow thats awesome.  not a huge he-man fan but its still awesome
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2010 05:08:27 PM »

Love Superhero stuff! Great dress!
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