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« on: June 12, 2011 11:58:44 AM »

This is only the second bit of clothing that I've made without a pattern. I found a sheet at a thrift store for 60cents that had a cream background with green butterflies and leaves on it. I love green and butterflies so knew that it was perfect material for me to play with. I also found a coordinating green tank top to use as the waistband. I found a tutorial on here somewhere for making a double handkerchief skirt and followed hte instructions for that. I traced the top of a dress that I have that I liked the neckline of and altered that to suit. The hem of both skirts was about 12 yards which took hours to hem by hand. Well worth it though. Smiley I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.     


Here's a pic of just the dress








Here's a pic to show the twirlabilty of the skirt. I'll have to be careful not to twirl too fast.











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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011 12:38:13 PM »

How cute!  Turned out great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011 12:43:34 PM »

This is so cute! I love the hem line.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 01:00:49 PM »

Super cute! I totally love it. What size was the sheet you used?
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 01:40:49 PM »

This is great!  I've got a creation in the works that I'd like to look a little like that - here's hoping my fiddling with patterns works out.

It's a wonderful dress and you look great in it!

(Love swirly handkerchift hems!)
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 02:35:54 PM »

LOVE! The shape of the skirt part is really awesome, and so is the color! Any chance you remember where you found the tutorial?
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011 03:20:30 PM »

Very cute!!! I wish I had more luck finding cute sheets at thrift stores Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011 03:23:43 PM »

Here's a link for the tutorial for the double hankerchief skirt.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242660.msg2680663#msg2680663

Very cute!!! I wish I had more luck finding cute sheets at thrift stores Smiley
It would work well with plain sheets too if they were in decent condition and you could add more details to make it more interesting like flowers, motifs, or beading. Or you could go really crazy and tie-dye a large sheet.

Super cute! I totally love it. What size was the sheet you used?

The square parts of my skirt were 60" squares. So I guess the answer is full size sheet. I'm a size 16/18 and I cut it be enough to go over my hips but miscalculated so it ended up being gathered. so if you were a smaller size and cut it just big enough to fit and add a zip then you might be able to get away with a twin size sheet.



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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011 03:31:54 PM »

Thanks!

Yeah I'm definatley not small enough to use a twin size sheet lol. But I wasn't sure if you'd used a full or queen since the skirt is so full on it I'd have though you'd have to use more fabric. But now that I know I'll store that info away in the back of my mind so i can be on the lookout for cute sheets to turn into even cuter dresses.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011 04:49:26 PM »

cute dress! and might i add i'm very jealous i can't find anything good from my thrift store for under a few bucks.
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