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« on: July 01, 2010 05:38:51 PM »

Alright, this was my first attempt at making clothing. I saw the challenge issued, and I just had to jump in. I decided to make an infinity/convertible dress, using this tutorial: http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html
because it was supposed to be super easy. And it would've been, if I had known what I was doing. I'm a relatively new sew-er, so I was just kind of stumbling my way through this. But if you know what you're doing, this dress is super easy, and I would recommend it. A couple of things before the pictures... I wanted the bottom-front of the dress to have a tattered, uneven look. And it would have, if I had realized that the straps are sewn to the BACK of the dress, and not the front. So I got my tattered, uneven look, only it's on the back. As a result of this, when I sit down, the dress is entirely too short. Thus, my modesty dictates I not wear it outside the relative safety of my own home.
  I had to run to Goodwill to get my sheets for this challenge, because all the ones I had were boring, solid colors. I was going to raid my mom's sheet stash, but when I told her I was going to cut it up to make a dress, she was almost offended that I would dare to cut up one of her sheets.
  Alright, the pictures...

  These are the sheets, laid out on my bed...

I figured out that I could "cheat" and use the elastic that was already in the fitted sheet for the waist of my dress. Which would've worked, until I sewed the band on. Beginning sew-er.

And this is the finished product:

And the back:

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 05:56:37 PM »

hey, that's super cool!  I really like the one-shot-deal strap at the top and the pointy bottom... great job, from one beginner to another!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 06:11:22 PM »

The single strap makes this! Great job- especially for your first piece of clothing!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 06:34:22 PM »

Wonderful job! doesnt matter that your new to sewing, it matters that you plunged in!! good going girlie!
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 06:39:29 PM »

Love it!!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 08:25:04 PM »

I really like the one strap!  Congrats on your first dress - you've taken a step I haven't had the guts to do yet!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010 08:47:24 AM »

I have those same sheets!  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010 09:25:56 AM »

right one! I love the sheet! the dress is great too!

« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011 10:31:27 PM »

Love the color.
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