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Topic: Black and White dress with matching boots and sandals, with pictures galore  (Read 9324 times)
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« on: July 06, 2010 02:42:14 PM »


So, for this (my first) challenge, I decided to go with the one sheet I already had and wasn't using, which had the disadvantage of being limited to just the one sheet but the advantage of being, well, in my closet instead of at the store. It is my dorm sheet from college, which I bought at a discount store as a queen size and had chopped to make it an extra-long twin (dorm) size. Double reuse alert!

I used a vintage pattern as a starting point but made lots of changes in addition to altering it to fit me including adding piping at the yoke and buttoned tabs at the shoulders, changing the neck and armhole facings into a full yoke lining to reduce sheerness, changing the french darts which I dislike into a horizontal and a vertical dart at the bust, shortening it and eliminating the center front seam.
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Action shots:
Fixing the pattern

Tracing it onto the sheet with old school carbon paper


Then the matching boots came. I had these really slouchy old boots that I've worn a hundred times but are so slouchy that I had to layer socks and leg warmers to keep them from falling over my feet. I finally remade them by cutting them up the front and adding turquoise zippers, and lining it with the matching fabric so that I can fold them down a bit and get varying degrees of pattern showing.
boots in progress:

And the look!!!!





And I found these old sandals:

Which I couldn't resist turning into these for a cool, comfy alternative to the boots:


Sorry that was way more information than necessary, thanks for looking!!!!! I had a lot of fun, even though it's 95 degrees in Minneapolis and just trying on the dress and boots made me sweat profusely and swear profanely.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010 04:41:17 PM »

Love the boots!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010 04:47:03 PM »

Love the sandals and the dress.  Is the pattern on the sheet flowers or musical instruments?
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010 05:11:04 PM »

This is wonderful, and matching sandals.  Love the retro look of the sheet material and the pattern.  Great job.  That red belt really makes it pop.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010 05:18:34 PM »

Oh, that is just Hot Fun in the Summertime! Great outfits!
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010 05:55:58 PM »

Love the multi use of the sheet!!  And I love your dress!
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010 07:26:49 PM »

Awesome, it looks great! Personally, I don't think you need the belt, but it looks great either way! Love the sandals, too Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010 08:28:45 PM »

Love this.  Love the sheet, love the dress.  Great design!
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010 12:47:17 AM »


Wow! That looks awesome. good job!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2010 05:36:17 AM »

Thanks everyone! I think it looks good without the belt too, my girlfriend liked the belt, I guess it's versatile.

And Karen: the design is flowers and swirls.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010 06:50:07 AM »

I think the true testament to your talent is the rear view shot.  You did a wonderful job aligning you pattern.   I have this very pattern, I may have to make and incorparte some of the changes you did too.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2010 07:59:31 AM »

love love love the dress and boots. too cute
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2010 05:11:26 PM »

Great dress! Love the boots and sandles!
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010 07:32:44 PM »

Love what you did with the sheet! It has such an interesting pattern on it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010 04:07:06 PM »

I love that you also made boots and sandals to go with that cute dress!  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010 06:15:35 AM »

I love your dress.
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010 07:06:06 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2010 04:33:17 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010 12:37:11 PM »

i LOVE what you did to the boots and shoes. what a grand idea!
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010 08:36:12 AM »

Love it all, but the update to the boots is genius!
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2010 11:54:00 AM »

I love this fabric and it goes so well with the pattern you've chosen. Excellent job. Such a clever idea with the boots, as well.
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2010 09:45:22 PM »

Love what you did! Especially the insta' coordinating sandals! Great look and very versatile.

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