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Hairspray Dress

Added Aug 4, 2010

by Shalyn McFaul

Toronto, Canada






A fun new dress with an early 60’s vibe to it.
My own design. No pattern used…sort of.
Check out my blog for more photos and the full story:

Material Notes

stretchy blend
16" zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Aug 12, 2010, 09.16 PMby asherdasher

    what a great dress!!! I like your hairstyle as well!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby Jacqueline Kellly

    So adorable! Congrats on the super cute and well made dress!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 04.51 AMby louisebarbara

    this is really cool, great job!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 06.31 PMby sykoart

    I LOVE YOUR DRESS.. ITS CLASSIC… every time i would attempt to make a dress it wouldn’t turn out anything like a dress. wow i love it..

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    Aug 8, 2010, 04.32 PMby krmcdonagh

    Just watched that movie the other day to lift my spirits…it always does…love this dress! You did a great job!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 12.02 AMby thefabledneedle

    adorable! i love gingham and early ’60s dresses!

    Is there some kind of waist detail?

    Anyway, I love full skirts but sometimes I think they make my waist look thicker than it is; the drop-waist in this scenario is very flattering – i’ll have to remember this for next time. :)

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    Aug 6, 2010, 08.18 PMby reds-princess

    Gorgeous! you need to post a pattern! im new to dress making and cant do anything but patterns yet!

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      Aug 6, 2010, 08.24 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      I truly wish I could. I would happily post patterns for alot of things, but it requires Adobe programs and such that I don’t have and can’t get. So sorry not to be able to pass the joy along.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 05.54 PMby anneholtz

    I love the cut and colour of the dress!!! Very stylish!!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 02.24 PMby Kaela Roy

    Ah, I love it! You did a great job :)

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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.44 AMby tatyanaci

    Very nice!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 02.20 AMby weiweigirl

    Beautiful dress and you can really work it too! :)

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    Aug 4, 2010, 11.17 PMby bubblegumgirl55

    I love Hairspray! This dress would fit right in! :)

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    Aug 4, 2010, 09.15 PMby kjbuff

    Very adorable in deed! The drop waist is very complimentary.

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    Aug 4, 2010, 05.57 PMby never2old2sew

    Did you post this pattern? I dance contra and swingy skirts are perfect! This is a cute dress.

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    Aug 4, 2010, 11.38 AMby nidhi

    what a cute dress! the fit is perfect!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 09.28 AMby soubrette

    Very very pretty!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 08.54 AMby hdk100

    great fit! cutie!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 07.23 AMby davee09

    cute!!!!!!!!!!! i love that movie!!!!!!!!!!

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