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frolickingmango
« on: April 12, 2006 02:53:36 PM »

I made this dress with my grandmother yesterday. The fabric is a sheet I found at Goodwill and I got the pattern at the dump. The pattern doesn't have a date, but I'm pretty sure that it's from the 60s. The dress was pretty easy to make, and I love how it turned out!

The pattern I used:


As you can tell from the illustrations, the dress ties behind the back, and then it wraps around the front. It resembles a hospital gown, since it's backless until you wrap the front up. It's pretty risque to wear in breezy weather, as the front kind of flaps open, exposing some areas that are meant to be under cover.

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I'm off to go whirl away!

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006 02:57:08 PM »

that looks really great!  and i looove the fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006 02:59:53 PM »

Oh wow Shocked This is so FAB! I would just die for a dress as cute as that. Beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006 03:01:44 PM »

the fabric, the dress, and the buckle are all insanely adorable.    mind sharing where you found the buckle?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006 03:02:53 PM »

Great job!  I love the style and fabric - couldn't be any more perfect!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2006 03:05:30 PM »

That is absoloutly gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2006 03:06:05 PM »

That is one great pattern! Awesome dress! Perfect fit.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2006 03:07:12 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2006 03:10:07 PM »

This dress is amazing and it looks fantastic on you. Very cool that you made it with your Grandma. Patterns from the dump? You rock!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006 03:14:56 PM »

Wow, such an awesome pattern & dress!! Smiley
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