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« on: February 09, 2009 01:35:02 PM »

My very first ever piece of clothing that I made without a pattern!  I'm so proud of it!  Excuse the horrible picture of my face, and the "grilled cheese" shirt I've got on under, lol.

I made it out of a really cool twin-size sheet I found at Goodwill.

I'm planning on using the newspaper pattern I made to make another, as soon as I can find another sheet of comparable awesomeness  Grin  I've found a couple things I'd like to tweak for the next go-round that would just be too much work to fix on this one (I should have gathered the bust pieces more where they meet the waist piece, but I would basically have to take the whole thing apart to change it now).  Because of this, I think it might fit a friend of mine better than it fits me, so after I've got a cool new one for myself, I may give her this one so she can stop wishing it was hers  Tongue

Aww, I'm kinda sad my Chi pass-down doesn't really show up in the picture... it's pretty cool lookin'.  It's been passed from each 3rd Floor Cox Hall RA to the next since 2003... (Chi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood_University#CHI )  It looks basically black in the pic, but it's actually royal blue.  I loves it  Cheesy   It hasn't escaped my excitement over my sewing machine either -- I hemmed it last week because it was getting really frayed and ratty around the edges... guess that's what happens when you just chop a piece of fabric into a square and turn it into an institutional heirloom, lol.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 04:46:07 PM »

Looks good! Im jealous, I cant make anything without a pattern!

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009 08:28:14 PM »

I can't really, either... it mimics very closely a dress I love that I got for $2.50 on clearance from some store at the mall... Body Central, I think.  I basically measured the different pattern pieces on that dress, then redrew them on newspaper with a ruler and a crayola marker... and a lot of patience.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009 08:47:06 AM »

So awesome! You should be super proud of yourself

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009 04:50:32 PM »

That's really cute! 

I have a Care Bear sheet, I should do something similiar!

« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009 06:01:56 PM »

OMG Care Bears =D  I watched my care bears videos over and over and over and over when I was little!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009 09:18:52 AM »

I have that sheet!
You have just inspired me
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009 11:43:10 PM »

It is soooo cute.  You look utterly adorable in it. I love the print because it has big dalmations on it instead of the small ones you barely can see which they sale today. 
Can't wait to see your other dresses.

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009 02:54:21 PM »

Thanks =D  It might be a while before I find more cool sheets... Farmville is a town as small as the name implies, so I have to be patient waiting for gems to pop up in our Goodwill, lol.

My boyfriend and I did find a Power Rangers sheet there the other day, though... he claimed it and would like me to make him something, but he hasn't made up his mind as to what.
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