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Topic: My stash busting picnic blanket vintage dress!  (Read 2222 times)
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« on: April 21, 2013 03:15:04 PM »

When I saw this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422519.0#axzz2R8ddHXQ3 I knew that I absolutely needed this dress pattern and quickly ordered it.

Anyway, I also have reached the end of the month and have no money so close to pay day and a whole day on my own at a weekend with nothing to do. I had been given this material by a family friend and I can only liken it to a picnic blanket, in honesty I hate it, but I felt that this pretty pattern could transform it and I was so right! I rescued a zip from a dress destined for the bin and I used scraps of iron on interfacing I had left over from other projects, this is only the fourth pattern I have ever used and I am pretty pleased with the result. My zip could be neater but I kind of like the imperfections. If I use this pattern again which I most definitely will then I will spread the gathering from the front skirt over a larger space as it makes me look a bit pregnant with a big poof  I front and I wil probably make this in satin for a wedding I am a guest at in December this year.

Notice my hand up cycled hanger too, that I crocheted over this weekend! I don't want to go back to work!

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013 04:13:56 PM »

Great use of supplies on hand. Your dress is very pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013 08:24:33 AM »

You did a great job stash busting. Your dress looks fab.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013 05:36:16 AM »

This looks great!  Love those cute shoulder bows.  I think an action-shot is called for when weather permits.

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
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