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JillCaperino
« on: July 17, 2011 05:08:40 PM »

For my Sustainable Happiness class, we were asked to do an assignment expressing gratitude and appreciation.  I decided that instead of a letter to ONE person, I would make this dress that appreciates all the wonderful people in my life.  It took about 30 hours to complete.

The dress is made from 7 White T-shirts to make the patches and 1 Black T-shirt for the trim, so it goes with the theme of sustainability.  Each patch has a phrase of gratitude destined for someone in my life painted on with a brush in black fabric paint.  Some of the phrases include:
"I am enjoying getting to know you."
"Words fall short of what I want to say to you."
"Thank you for respecting my choices and decisions."
"You have always been proud of me no matter what."
"Nobody makes me laugh like you do."
"Our friendship means more to me than I imagined."

I'm not planning on telling what patch belongs to whom, but instead allow people to guess.  I hope you like it, I'm really proud of it! Grin





And some progress pictures!



Any comments/criticisms welcome!  Thank you!
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Lilak Tygress
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011 06:06:58 PM »

That is AMAZING!! And beautiful. Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011 06:29:19 PM »

Such a nice job! Looks great
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seabound23
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011 06:48:13 PM »

This is a lovely idea and beautiful execution. Truly put a smile on my face. Good job! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011 07:17:35 PM »

So positive!  I LOVE THIS! 

The style is great--did you make your own pattern?
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JillCaperino
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011 07:21:38 PM »

I didn't use a pattern, I just flew by the seat of my pants. It's basically just 9" x 9" squares sewn together and hungon a diagonal.  Then the patches meet in the back along the straight edge and I took it in a bit.  It was easy!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011 05:27:50 AM »

I love the style of the dress, and the theme!! It's such a wonderful idea Smiley
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LupitaS
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011 06:39:08 AM »

Oh. My. Gosh...........
I. WANT. THIS!! Amazing job Cheesy
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WhimsySister
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011 08:13:40 AM »

ME TOO!!!  I want this! And I want it in LOTS OF COLORS and themes!!!

I think I can figure it out but did you post a tute for it in case I can't???
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011 12:00:10 AM »

This is the cutest original idea! Hope you get an A!
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