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allyourown
« on: February 06, 2011 08:58:18 PM »

This...





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I found this dress for 99 cents + tax at a local thrift store! Polyester, shoulder pads, the fabric's pattern, and the layered, frill waist created quite the outdated look.

Originally I wanted to make a cloche hat by cutting up the fabric into long strips.







The cutting didn't take too long. I was so excited while I was forming the crown. That all ended when I realized I only had enough fabric to crochet the crown! I could have left it and called it a yamaka . However, I undid my work and instead crocheted several circles and braided the rest. I used some scraps and elastic to make a headband with the braided part. I then put the circles together and scrounged up some buttons and sewed a decorative headpiece.











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microjivvy
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 11:30:04 PM »

Great job on adapting you plans mid-way -- who'd a thunk a dress wouldn't have enough material for a hat?!

I'm fairly certain I owned a dress like that way back when... only then it was HAWT.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 02:27:51 PM »

I really like the look of the 'yarn' created from the fabric. I couldn't come up with that in a gazillion years. Your headband is super cute Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011 12:00:32 PM »

It was such a funny idea. God job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011 10:39:35 AM »

i dont know how you came up with the idea of turning a dress into a head piece but its a fab idea.some thing that would never have crossed my mind and it turned out so well i would be happy to wear it. that it took a whole dress worth of material to make though is shocking Smiley
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