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Cate has the POWER!

Added May 12, 2010

by Geeky Seamst...

County Durham, O...






so, I found a He-man and the masters of the universe duvet cover in a charity shop for £1.50! I’m always on the lookout for duvet covers and curtains in chairty shops for cheap material but I just thought this was too good to pass up. I even used the reverse of the duvet cover as the lining! the lilac stuff up top was from my stash, so altogether a very cheap (and eyecatching) creation.

I do think it makes me look like the side of a house…. which is unfortunate…. I need to tighten up the fabric around the bust too… saggy boobs are not a god look :-)

blogged here: http://geekysweetheart.blogspot.com/2010/05/cate-has-power.html

Material Notes

duvet cover :-) woo upcycling!




Garment Type


the Helen & Douglas house hospice shop

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    Apr 16, 2011, 08.26 PMby frankiesoup

    Squee! So cool!

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      Apr 16, 2011, 09.00 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      Haha I wore this to the 6th form leavers ball last year (er… I’m a teacher XD ) but I havn’t really worn it since because I didnt like the fit… it will probably get altered and re-purporsed as a maternity summer dress for when bump gets bigger :-)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 09.18 PMby emilief

    this dress is so great!!!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 12.24 AMby kushco

    This dress is amazing!!!

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    May 14, 2010, 08.52 AMby kiwistitcher

    I had never thought of recycling an old duvet cover!! great idea & I love the dress

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      May 15, 2010, 10.14 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      yea, the fabric is really thin so you do need a lining and interfacing but makes it perfect for summery dresses and floaty skirts :-) kids’ duvet covers have the best designs and there are often loads of them in the chairty shops, go ahead and try it!

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    May 13, 2010, 04.07 PMby caramia-made

    AWESOME!!!! I had a pair of Shee-ra pj’s when I was little, but this is waaaaay cooler!!!!

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      May 15, 2010, 10.15 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      OMG I would have ACTUALLY DIED if I’d been able to find a she-ra duvet cover! <3 <3 She-ra – She’s my feminist icon

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    May 13, 2010, 07.23 AMby candicej

    Ah MAAAN… Where was this in the 80s? I would have killed for that fabric back then! :-)

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      May 15, 2010, 10.16 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      well, I guess on lots of 7 year old boys’ beds lol, I love the concept of taking something typically boyish/geeky/retro and dragging it kicking and screaming into 2010 :-) it is an awesome duvet cover

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    May 13, 2010, 07.17 AMby guerillaembroidery

    seriously this is the DON! woweee, looks freaking ace

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      May 15, 2010, 10.17 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      . THANKYOU! it’s freaking ace to have something I’ve created refferred to as freaking ace :-)

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    May 12, 2010, 08.17 PMby wzrdreams

    That is freaking BRILLIANT!

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    May 12, 2010, 07.51 PMby laurwyn

    Duvet covers rule! And IKEA fabric too!

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      May 12, 2010, 08.28 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      indeed :-) ikea is a dangerous place, it steals all my time and my money :S

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