Batwings and old sofas

Added Jul 11, 2010

by sandrasews

Sydney, Australia

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Description

Pattern = Burda 7866 modified to dress length and neckline widened.

This dress is so very soft. I bought a whole lot of modal wholesale and went crazy making batwing shirts and dresses for myself and friends. The fabric is so silky and slinky, lovely on the body.

The belt is made from leather salvaged from an old sofa and four snaps. I’m usually not a fan of leather but I was really happy with this upcycled effort.

Material Notes

modal, leather

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual
Material
Leather/Fur, Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 7, 2012, 07.26 AMby Chrissy Long

    I love how you have made this into a dress

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    Jul 14, 2010, 08.29 PMby parisgirl-1

    You look fab! Love the shape and colour of the dress and the belt is perfect with it.

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    Jul 14, 2010, 01.00 PMby sandrasews

    Thanks for all the very lovely comments!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 12.31 AMby passthepins

    This looks great on you. And the belt is also cool.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 08.28 PMby tangerinesamurai

    This dress is a d o r a b l e! Love it! So beautiful!

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    Jul 12, 2010, 08.28 PMby tangerinesamurai

    This dress is a d o r a b l e! Love it! So beautiful!

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    Jul 12, 2010, 07.06 PMby cantare

    fabulous color, fabric, pattern, and recycling! :)

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    Jul 12, 2010, 02.58 PMby ink

    Gorgeous! You look totally beautiful in this. Love the cut, so flexible and very mod.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 02.15 PMby _Sarah _

    Love the sleeves! And the belt too! Recycling a sofa, a great idea:) Sarah

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    Jul 12, 2010, 10.58 AMby fairytale-thirteen

    such a cute shape :-)

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    Jul 12, 2010, 02.58 AMby shedoz213

    Sew Chic! Great Job!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 10.45 PMby ginasophia

    I love love this, effortlessly chic!!

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      Jul 11, 2010, 11.05 PMby sandrasews

      Thanks GinaSophia, I love love your creations!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 06.15 PMby smalldose

    Beautiful. I can’t believe you made the belt, too! They look lovely together.

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      Jul 11, 2010, 09.34 PMby sandrasews

      The belt was super easy. Just a measure to fit my waist and popped some studs on.

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    Jul 11, 2010, 07.22 AMby rokonela

    Gorgeous

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    Jul 11, 2010, 03.59 AMby honolulukelly

    Beautiful Job!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 03.50 AMby salinda

    I love the cool and casual look of the dress, but the belt makes it wonderful!

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      Jul 11, 2010, 09.32 PMby sandrasews

      Thanks for the kind words! It’s so easy to wear.

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    Jul 11, 2010, 02.38 AMby nikkishell

    Love it! The belt is fab.

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