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Topic: Strapless dress from sheet- with ribbons! Sorta picture heavy?- TUTORIAL!  (Read 38587 times)
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« on: June 20, 2005 12:05:09 PM »

Now there's a very limited number of things a thirteen year old girl can make without a sewing machine.

Thank god this was one of them.

It was an old sheet that I made into a strapless dress thing. With ribbons! I'm so proud of myself because It's actually really really pretty and wearable. Also, this was the first dress I ever made. Ever.

The sheet was like a really light blue with white pinstripes. I added white ribbon-bow things to make it pretty.

Onto the pictures!

And the classic mirror shot:

I submitted this into the ELLEgirl Cocacola DIY contest.
To find more about it go here: http://ellegirl.com/cocacola/

Edited (again) to add the tutorial! Yay!
By the way, I'm a small and the dimsensions I show are the dimensions I used for my size.

Sorry, Craftster resized the pic. Go here to see it full sized: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/loveisstill/tutorial.jpg

1. Cut out a rectangle from your fabric ( I used a sheet- :p ). Make sure you add an inch or two for your seams.

2. Fold hot-dog style and cut the middle part- for me it was 17 inches including the extra fabric for seam allowances. This is the part that connects the skirt to the top and where your hip will be.

3. Open.

4. Fold hamburger style and you should come up with the shape in figure four. This is your skirt. Set it aside for now.

5. Cut out your top according to your size. Bleck. I'm bad at explaining. Haha. Well I'm a small so the dimensions I put are how I cut it. The dotted lines are for your zipper. This is the time when you should add the zipper.

6. Turn the top and skirt inside out and sew with good sides facing each other. Make sure the V-line of the top and skirt match. The back will not have a v-line(unless you cut the top like it).

7. Turn right side out. The dress should have an uneven bottom. Just mess around with the bottom and grab random sections and bring it up and sew it.

8. Add bows. If you want. Haha. :]

Hope that helped!
« Last Edit: June 24, 2005 06:47:27 PM by lalaloveyou » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2005 12:08:06 PM »

oh wow. i applaude you! any pointers on how you made it? it has a lovely shape.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2005 12:09:11 PM »

That is VERY pretty.

mind making a tutorial?

much appreciated.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005 12:24:23 PM »

I like the dress, especially what you did with the ribbons on the skirt. So sweet! And handsewn... wow

Now i'm studying the pictures, figuring out how you did the skirt part  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2005 12:26:04 PM »

That is so effin cute, I really, really love it.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005 12:26:47 PM »

Wow! I'm totally impressed. It's so pretty and creative and it looks great on you.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005 12:34:28 PM »

oh that is gorgeous! i really like it!
i know you probably just winged it but do you have any pointers or the skirt? or how you made the bodicy bit connect to the skirt? because youve done it with such a good V!
Love it if you could make some pointers, Love Milly xx

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005 12:44:31 PM »

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor...
That is adorable, never seen anything like it...Handsewn?!?!?!

Message to lalaloveyou's parent or gaurdian:
I beg you to buy this child a sewing machine! If she can make a fashion thing of beauty like this by hand just think what she would be capable of with a machine? Pleeeze!

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2005 01:36:11 PM »

wow.. hand sewn? you have so much patience woman!!! ..really impressed

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2005 02:22:44 PM »

I'll try to make a tutorial sometime.
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