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« on: October 20, 2010 04:51:50 PM »

Last Friday when DH and I were looking for "treasures" at Goodwill, one of our favorite thrift stores, I happened upon a beautiful piece of fabric. I didn't know until I'd opened it up, that it was a shower curtain. Oh, well. fabric is fabric. who cares what it was in a past life! I had enough to make two dresses for my 2 and three year old girls for Christmas. This is the first. The other will be identical. No pattern needed, just some measurements.

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010 05:05:07 PM »

The dress looks beautiful - great job repurposing!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010 05:14:47 PM »

beautiful dress!
And your model seems quite pleased with it also!
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010 06:37:48 PM »

So amazing that that used to be a shower curtain. Looks awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010 11:58:13 PM »

Adorable! I love it when you can take inexpensive fabric finds from thrift stores and turn them into things you'd normally have to spend quite a bit on.
I don't have any girls of my own (yet) but I'm curious, are you going to post a short tute or advice?
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010 03:49:33 AM »

Great Repurposing!!
The dress is gorgeous and who would suspect it was a shower curtain!

Your daughter looks thrilled with it as should you be!

Fantastic work, specially without a pattern!
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010 07:41:51 AM »

I learned pattern making through trial and error while making doll clothes. I took measurements of her chest width and length from neckline to mid chest, upper arm, length from mid chest to calf, length from where the shoulder seam should start and where I want the sleeve to end, and added for seam allowances and turned up areas on the sleeve. The dress fits her very well. I hope she doesn't grow too much in the next 2 months! I may be able to make a tutorial. I plan on making another dress for her, so I'll take pictures along the way.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011 04:22:55 PM »

BRAVO , BRAVO.  I have been using shower curtains for making dresses for Costumes for a theatre group here at home... Some of the best material I have found to work with to make Renaissance dresses have been beautiful shower curtains..

This is a beautiful dress... a beautiful little girl to wear it..

Congratulations on a wonderful project... a great job of recycling
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