Art Nouveau Meets the 50s Party Dress

Added Sep 26, 2011

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...

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Description

I found this beautiful bedsheet at the thrift store for $3, and I immediately knew that I wanted to make it into a dress to to wear to a friend’s wedding. I drew up a simple, form-fitting bodice and attached a circle skirt for the skirt portion. The bodice is lined, and I included a grosgrain waist stay and a hand-picked lapped zipper. I wanted the dress to be nice and full, so I used a refashioned thrifted white skirt for a petticoat for added fluff. The final touch was a cummerbund-esque belt that tied in a bow at the back, using material that I already had in my stash.

Unfortunately, the actual wedding day was gray and cloudy, but I still loved how beautiful and swishy my outfit was!

Blogged here and here.

Material Notes

Poly/cotton blend bedsheet

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Sep 26, 2011, 10.12 PMby max

    Beautiful! Amazing what can be done with a bedsheet!

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