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« on: June 14, 2011 07:25:48 PM »

People know I sew and do a lot of reconstructing, so they're constantly giving me stuff they find/buy/etc.  Sometimes this is good because I get awesome stuff. Sometimes this is bad because I'm a packrat and can't say no to free stuff.

My MIL in particular likes buying me vintage tablecloths. This one in particular was circular (Hello, perfect circle skirt!) and had really cool crocheted trim. So I paired it with a houndstooth knit and some metallic spandex (I was going for a leather effect) and made this swing dress. I usually make shorter dresses, but this one I made fairly long. I love it!





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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011 07:48:03 PM »

I love your stuff!

Very inspiring!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011 08:27:38 PM »

When I saw the dress I thought is that leather?  I'd say you succeeded in getting your leather effect.  Love the dress...especially the hem detail.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011 08:50:01 PM »

This dress is SUPER cute! I love the sleeves, and the color of the top (especially paired with the skirt!) I would say this project is a major success.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011 08:57:20 PM »

Love it. It looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011 02:24:44 AM »

I love this, do you sell any of your makes? and where? x
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011 10:23:09 AM »

So THAT's what I need to do when I find a beautiful old tablecloth - make it into a skirt!  Of Course!  Why didn't Ithink of that?  Tongue

The bodice is pretty cool too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011 07:49:15 PM »

Thanks everyone!!

I love this, do you sell any of your makes? and where? x

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011 05:14:58 PM »

i adore this!
love the lush skirt. very yummy!
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011 07:24:21 AM »

Gorgeous - especially the color of the skirt in the sunlight.  It's such a beautiful shade of golden yellow.
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