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« on: April 02, 2006 02:13:27 PM »

I've been obsessed with dressing like a jellyfish since I watched a deep sea documentary a few months ago (while hopped up on cold medicine). This is my first foray into jellyfish couture, made out of an old bedsheet (fitted single size):

I started with a big tube and gathered it with elastic at each end, to make the main skirt. Then I added a ruffle, and the weird bodice, et voila! My very own puffy body with ruffles and streamers. There are more complete instructions over at The Pearl of Civilization, but be warned that I am underschooled in the ways of sewing, so the fit and fastenings are pretty kooky.


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006 02:17:25 PM »

i want to look like a jellyfish now too!!

thats brilliant.. i love it... very pretty shape and i like the fabric too

and i love that it's inspired by a jellyfish!!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006 02:56:08 PM »

jellyfish couture -- i love it!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006 03:05:11 PM »

Oh my that is a wonderful dress! Excelent job! I really like the sheet you used! I use sheets all the time and think they are the best way to go!

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006 03:05:59 PM »

Might I just say that that dress just might be the coolest thing ever.
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2006 03:52:30 PM »

Words cannot describe the amazingness that is your dress. I am thoroughly impressed. I wish I could pull of the jellyfish look as well as you do.
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2006 06:13:33 PM »

Ok, I am having trouble putting how-cool-I-think-this-is into words.  So the dress is really beautiful, the fabric is uber-cool and well, the inspiration is fabulous.  There ya go.  Love it!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2006 08:47:09 PM »

Well, aren't you guys nice. Thanks! I think there is much more exploration to be done in the field of jellyfish couture. Keep me posted if you make a breakthrough Wink

And yes, bedsheets! This is the first thing I've sewn out of a sheet, and I'm hooked. Where else can you get a huge piece of nice cotton in a print that looks like an old lawn chair, for 99 cents? My eyes have been opened.

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2006 09:23:16 PM »

"I've been obsessed with dressing like a jellyfish..."
There's a phrase I've never heard before!  And I love the results.  The dress really works on you.
And it's funny that I was thinking how much I'd like a top in the style of your bodice--just before you called it "weird."  I really like it, and I think it's the one part of that dress that I could pull off.
Literally, I could pull it off; I like it that much.  Good thing I can't reach my greedy little fingers through the screen and into cyberspace, eh?
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2006 09:35:28 PM »

This is a really awesome dress. I just love how it looks.
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