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« on: July 29, 2012 01:30:14 PM »

Ok, before you start with the "but it's a bedsheet so it should be on the reconstructed board", it may be made from a sheet, but it was a brand new flat sheet purchased because that's the cheapest way to buy cotton fabric in pretty colours.  Tongue
I've been making a bunch of dresses using the bodice from Elainemay's Coffee Date Dress on Burda as a foundation. I've frankensteined on different skirt patterns, drafted my own skirts, and changed the neckline around in various combinations. I'm still not 100% happy with the fit but I'm learning more about alterations with each incarnation.
For the latest renaissance of the pattern, I knew I wanted a fun, sweetheart neckline and a big full skirt. The striped fabric is just so lighthearted I wanted a really easy-breezy dress. I opted for a full square skirt just because I've never used that before, and I felt it added a bit more personality (also, so much easier to hem than a circle skirt!). I also made the back a little lower than the pattern in it's original form, and the bodice is self-lined rather than just faced because the fabric was a little sheer (and this way the darts are hidden so I don't have to worry about finishing them more neatly!).





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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012 01:52:39 PM »

Those stripes are very pretty and I like the way you have used them.  It is a very nice dress.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012 02:18:00 PM »

Stripes and a sweetheart bust line, two of my favorite things! This is so cute.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012 05:37:02 PM »

I'm not a fan of the sweetheart neckline, but I love how you used the stripes and shaped the skirt.  Such a pretty summer dress!  Awesome that you found one pattern that you can alter and change-up to create a whole new look.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012 11:20:02 PM »

wow the pattern/stripes on that fabric so cute!! I love it!! And i love the horizontal stripes on the waist its adorable!! Great job!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012 11:39:53 AM »

Cute dress!  I love how you played with the stripes.

Also - a bedsheet is really only hemmed fabric...there's no shape or construction, so I'd say a garment made from one isn't a reconstruction and therefore wouldn't be appropriate on the reconstructed board anyway.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012 04:24:12 PM »

First of all, I totally have that bed sheet.  Second of all, great job.  I love the drape on the skirt.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012 04:52:55 PM »

Love the stripes!  Such a fun and festive look Smiley  I love the chevron stripe match up on the back.  I have SO many bedsheets, both new and old, and I have SOOOO many projects in mind for them.  They really ARE some of the best ways to get large quantities of cotton fabric, good and durable fabric at that, too!
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012 04:57:02 PM »

Dress is beautiful!  Love your choice of fabric/bedsheet.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012 11:46:47 AM »

Wow how cute! I love the stripes!

I think the bottom of the dress definitely suits the 'easy breezy'  look you were going for Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013 04:09:43 PM »

I have those same sheets that I bought for the fabric but hadn't decided what to do with them yet...love what you've done. I always look for sheets on clearance making it an even better fabric deal
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014 05:44:16 PM »

Love it.  so clean and fresh.

I think that unless you bought the sheet retail for this purpose, it still counts as construction!  you have repurposed it to something entirely new and beautiful
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014 11:44:36 AM »

Cute dress!  I love how you played with the stripes.

Also - a bedsheet is really only hemmed fabric...there's no shape or construction, so I'd say a garment made from one isn't a reconstruction and therefore wouldn't be appropriate on the reconstructed board anyway.  Wink

Anything that used to be something else (a bedsheet) and got turned into something else ( a gorgeous dress) is a recon. thanks for posting your wonderful dress!  It came out great.
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