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« on: July 15, 2011 03:54:52 PM »

Well, well, I love these two clothing items I just reconstructed!

This dress was originally a very strange big puffy "pilgrimy" dress made with African batik fabric (I think). It originally was my Aunt's and I told her that she looked as if she belonged with Amish folks, lol. After we both chuckled, she stripped it off and handed it over to me and told me to make something. And this is what turned out! I would wear this for the rest of my life if I could..still looking sane.

This "paper bag skirt" was originally a green-white African fabric wrap around skirt. The outfit was a size large...in children clothing, so I couldn't really use it to wrap around my wide-ranging waist. Lol. So I decided to cut it out and make the "paper bag skirt". And with the little scrap fabric that was left, I decided to make a rope for different things.

I love these two items so much although I'm not a fan of African fabric. You?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011 04:03:36 PM »

I think they are both adorable, but I really love the dress. It looks so comfy and perfect for a summer day.

Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011 04:06:50 PM »

BEAUTIFUL job! I LOVE the fabric from the paper bag skirt! Amazing!

« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011 04:27:38 PM »

I love them both but the dress is my fave.  I love the fabrics too, especially the skirt one.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011 05:43:30 PM »

They're both gorgeous. I really like how you paired the second fabric with the plain white tank--really works! Nice job!

« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2011 04:54:53 PM »

Love both items. Truly inspired....
You did a great job on both of them.

« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011 01:16:01 AM »

Well done on both pieces.  I am particularly fond of the dress. You look adorable!   I think you could probably look cute in just about anything though.   Smiley

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