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Topic: 6hrs + bed sheet = a new dress!  (Read 4540 times)
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« on: July 29, 2012 12:06:19 AM »

Did I mention Im plus sized to begin with AND was pregnant when I made this dress? lol
    suppose I didn't considering that would make my title entirely to long!  Grin

This dress was born out of a lack of things to do and an intense urge to make something for myself, which I rarely have time to do.

I looked at my stash, pulled out an old bed sheet and started working. I wanted the top to wrap because Id been eyeing a shirt in that style so I took a stab at it. It was all really eyeballed honestly. I made a circle skirt and with the left over fabric (it was a king size sheet) I made the top and attached the two. there is a long wrapped belt part that I made from the top part of the sheet and from making my own bias tape (which was CRAZZZZY and wont happen ever again  Tongue lol) but I love that whole thing because it hides all the flaws that I made in attaching a wrap top to a circle skirt.

anyhow here it is! thanks for looking

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(please excuse the background, my friend was redoing her house, so its under construction in these pics)

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012 12:21:23 AM »

Clever way to use a bedsheet.  I'm amazed it took only 6 hours. I like the wrapover top and the back yoke with the stripes going horizontally. It is a lovely dress.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012 02:47:51 AM »

So awesome! And the skirt is big enough that you can sit on the floor with your little one without flashing your knickers!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012 04:17:52 AM »

love this! love your pretty bump! you look very happy too, wonderful dress
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012 04:52:53 AM »

I love all the directions the stripes run.  It looks great!  Well done, Mama! 
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012 04:53:28 AM »

I love this! You look radiant in it too!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012 06:03:34 AM »

wow that you even MADE this dress while pregnant!
you did an awesome job--how you lined up the stripes is wonderful--and you look fab in it!

congrats on the kiddo!
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012 06:58:27 AM »

I love the picture of you seated. You just look so... contented.
The dress is wicked cute too, I adore that easy-breezy fifties style, you can dress it up and down and it can take you from playing in the sandbox at the park with the lil one to dinner somewhere swanky (it's all in the shoes!). Aren't bedsheets just the best source of fabric?
And you're so darn crafty you made a PERSON! Congrats! x
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012 12:07:21 PM »

well done on the dress, and also on looking so pretty and happy in your avatar Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012 03:55:09 AM »

The  dress is great looking and you look so pretty in it.
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