A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 306,057
Currently Running With Scissors:
421 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Red Dress from Thrifted Fabric  (Read 1693 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
mouse123
« on: May 05, 2011 01:10:47 PM »

I've noticed a few dresses in this style in the stores.  The construction looked simple so I decided to try one myself.  This is my first unlined dress!  I thought a lining would be too bulky, and I didn't really know how to/want to draft facings.  I got the fabric at the thrift store for $1.  I have no clue what fiber it is, but I liked how it was more flowy than regular cottons. 

Anyhow, it's super simple.  Just a baggy t-shirt on top and a rectangle for the skirt.  The elastic is sewn into the seam allowance at the waist.  I had problems with a gaping neckline, but I fixed that by handsewing a pleat at each shoulder, and at the center front neckline.  Because of the patterned fabric it's basically hidden.


If I had any modeling potential I would pose better, but I'm honestly the most awkward model ever!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011 02:01:16 PM »

Quote
If I had any modeling potential I would pose better, but I'm honestly the most awkward model ever!

Maybe, but you still show the dress to be a lovely creation. The fabric is nice too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
dustbunnyodoom
Offline Offline

Posts: 227
Joined: 09-Jan-2008

Too many hobbies, too little time


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011 02:22:27 PM »

Your dress looks great and I love the fabric, what a find!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

graced
Offline Offline

Posts: 929
Joined: 24-Jul-2006

Whatever! (Philippians 4:8)


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 02:41:49 PM »

It's beautiful! I like how you just headed out with what you had and made it the way that worked on YOU!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Words to craft by: Un homme a cheval va jamais voir ca...  "A man on horseback will never notice that."
laura_alexandra
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011 05:24:07 PM »

I want that fabric!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Stenciled Table
Tute Tuesday: Mrs. Weasley Inspired Burrow Afghan
Creative Craft Supplies

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.