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Topic: cool tree sheet made into dress - TUTORIAL added 22.mar.05  (Read 64145 times)
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a lie mute in rum
« on: June 03, 2004 10:11:25 PM »

i just finished this dress a couple days ago. it's made from a sheet i got at the salvation army that i just had to have because the print was so awesome. the lining (which isn't visible) is another light green sheet. anyway, this is it...

http://aluminiumtree.com/craft/dresses/dress_tree.jpg

http://aluminiumtree.com/craft/dresses/dress_tree_close.jpg

http://aluminiumtree.com/craft/dresses/dress_tree_close2.jpg
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Crafty Jule
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2004 11:07:13 PM »

 Shocked      Shocked      Shocked     Shocked
That dress is KILLER!!! Hot! Hot! Hot!   I love that fabric & the pink &* green look great together!    Is it for a spcial occasion??

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Goddess
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2004 11:08:37 PM »

that is so sexy! the little pink bow is so demure, what a great idea Grin
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piggySTY
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2004 11:38:41 PM »

wow! that dress is absolutely beautiful. LOVE IT.
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phoebe0506
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2004 03:12:43 AM »

 Wow, that is sexy. I need to get around to making all my old sheets into dresses. So much to do.
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a lie mute in rum
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2004 07:56:16 AM »

wow, thanks for the positive feedback guys...

i didn't make this for any special occasion, except the fact that i found this awesome material for like a dollar. i started out with a pattern i've used already (new look 6726) just for the basic pieces. it ended up being way too small though (thanks a lot birth control!), so i had to make up my own extra piece to add to each side. i was scared that wouldn't turn out too well, but miraculously it was perfect. then i figured out that the halter was definitely the best and most flattering way to do the top. i'm not going to keep it tied in a knot like that (although i don't mind it); i just couldn't find any hooks and eyes to make a proper closure.

now here's where i need some help: i was going to add some green tulle around the bottom, coming out from between the lining and the outer fabric, but i think that would have made it more a dressy dress instead of a casual one. however, i know it would look super cute. i'd like to hear what you all think though. (i can post a picture of how it would look if necessary.)
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2004 08:24:51 AM »

i think that dress is just lovely and tulle would take it up a notch on the fancy scale, do you think you would wear it as much as a fancy number or is it worth it to have a favorite summer dress to skip around in? maybe the tulle could be removable with little snaps, i don't even know if that would work or not? either way, nice work.
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2004 08:54:12 AM »

it's lurvely! I'm thinking along the lines of Flyingfish- the tulle would be cute but maybe more than you want- perhaps it might also distract from the lovely ribbon around the neckline- plus it might divide the dress into three, as in - the collar, the pink ribbon sash at the waistband and (proposed) tulle at hem, which could make anyone of short stature seem shorter??  Right now one's eye is on the pinks etc and the bottom just flows, elongating the dress.

But sheesh, I'm not fashion expert, despite my ramblings- you seem to have a definite eye for theset things given your additions so far, lie mute in rum, so I'd trust you to be the best judge!
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2004 08:55:28 AM »

omg that dress is amazing! what a great find on the sheets (they never have fun one when i go Sad ) and you did an amazing job on the sewing too!!!

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2004 09:21:15 AM »

That dress is too cool, and it makes me want some bedsheets with trees on them. Despite the fact that I adore tulle, I think it might take away from this dress. I'm seeing green tulle around the bottom of a white w/green polka dot dress maybe?
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