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« on: February 24, 2010 01:32:05 PM »

This is my first post with pictures here on craftster, so bear with me.

My friend invited me to her winter formal at school a couple years ago. It was supposed to be before Christmas, so I told her I would make her dress as her gift. I was minding my own business at work one day and happened to notice this gorgeous flocked polyester shower curtain that I thought would make an amazing dress. I had also been wanting to make this cocktail dress from McCall's pattern #5382 ( http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5382-products-8750.php?page_id=109 ) and thought the two would make a great combination.

So, the next step was convincing my friend, who isn't in love with fashion as much as I am, to put the two together and wear this kind of risky dress. It worked! The formal turned out to be postponed until January so it gave me more time to put the finishing touches on the dress.

Here is the final product:

She was a little nervous that the dress wouldn't stay on her if it was strapless, so I found some inch-wide velvet ribbon that matched PERFECTLY for straps. In the picture, she is on the far left, I am on the far right. I bought my dress.

I loved the bodice of this dress and thought it looked great on her!

Here is better shot of the dress as a whole.

AND, I had so much extra fabric (I actually bought two shower curtains) that a year later, I decided to make myself a skirt to go to the same friend's graduation. I used Simplicity #2512 ( http://www.simplicity.com/p-3066-misses-skirts.aspx ) and loved how it turned out. I only wish I made it a size smaller because I wanted it to fit higher up on my waist.

Here it is:

P.S. I also made her dress, but it's under her robe.

And another.

I hope you enjoy.

I welcome any comments or criticism!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010 01:50:20 PM »

Both are gorgeous!!! I never would have guessed that was once a shower curtain. You have NO idea how many times I look at my shower curtain and see a gown! I have to improve my sewing skills first but I know exactly what I would do with it!

Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010 03:44:56 PM »

Lovely material into a lovely dress. Cheesy Fabulous tights by the way~
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 02:21:33 PM »

Thank you ladies! It is always good to hear others' comments to justify my weirdness. Smiley

And lindsycarranza, I have since made SEVERAL things out of shower curtains. They are an easy way to get a bunch of yardage for very cheap.

They make great skirts!

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010 05:29:06 PM »

i've also used that dress pattern and it's definitely a show stopper, especially with that fabric. great choice! beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010 12:08:50 PM »

Pretty fabric.  I love that dress Cheesy


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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010 07:47:31 AM »

great job on the dress and picking out the curtain to use for fabric
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