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1  Strapless Dresses from random duvet cover & ugly retro curtains! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by muppet_baby on: March 21, 2007 02:34:41 PM
Hi, these are the first and second items of clothing I have made! I hope you like them!

This first one is made from a duvet cover

It's a bit... different... lol... and I still have about two and a half duvets left in this fabric.

and this second dress is made from some ugly retro curtains, and I have about 8 of these left. I added the white belt part under the bust as it was very shapeless before Undecided

It's navy, but the picture is a bit dark as unfortunately I had to use my camera phone. The coloured shapes are very brightly coloured.

Here is a close-up of the fabric, but still doesn't really show the brightness, but you can see the polka dots:

I think in total they must have cost about 30 pence each! They are so easy to make I can tell I will end up with one in every pattern and colour!

Comments and criticisms will be very gratefully accepted!
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2  Making the top of a dress smaller? Trying to make a pinafore... HELP! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by muppet_baby on: March 21, 2007 09:45:55 AM
Hi, I am a real sewing newbie and I would really appreciate some help?

So far, I have only made a dress/top like this:

Which is basically just a tube with elastic at the top to draw it together and keep it up.

Now... what i want to do is take a tube like this but make it into a pinafore... how can I draw it together at the top to make it fit at the bust without the elastic? I've never tried darts or anything so I really don't have a clue what I'm doing,  Grin Then all I need to do is add straps.

Any advice appreciated! Thanks!

P.s. Please be kind, this is the first clothing I have ever made and first item I have ever posted!
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