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Key Element Dress

Added Mar 9, 2012

by chillwear

Cameron Park, Ca...






This dress was a crazy idea from the start, I think I’m watching to much project runway. First I found this printed burlap. Soon after I found the cotton printed fabric (both from Joann’s). I thought about what can I do with these two very different fabrics. I took and leap of faith and decided to use Simplicity (Cynthia Rowley) # 2250. I’ve never sewn with burlap though I’ve seen pillows made out of it. All and all it was a time consuming project, I lined the skirt since the burlap was see through. The top is very detailed though it’s hard to see that in the photos. It also has pockets!

Material Notes

Cotton print (top), Burlap print (skirt), lining & zipper




Garment Type

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    Mar 10, 2012, 06.26 PMby Gurtlamorous

    amazing…. one thing which i would add when styling (using project runway all stars lol) add a grosgrain belt but love how this came out

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      Mar 10, 2012, 06.56 PMby chillwear

      I agree it needs a belt

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    Mar 10, 2012, 11.31 AMby tboneslimluv

    U did GOOD!!!!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 09.55 AMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, u still got that show?

    fab dress,, love the 2 tone colour choice

    I used to love watching it , I know what you mean,, as soon as anepisode was over,, I had hundrets of inspiring moments,,

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    Mar 10, 2012, 09.18 AMby kelerabeus

    I love your choice of fabric! You can hardly go less than beautiful with the print this amazing.

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    Mar 10, 2012, 05.37 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    love the way the two prints look together! it’s a pity though that some of the detail on the top isn’t terribly visible on first glance, but i’m sure it would be much more obvious in person. well done!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 03.24 AMby Abigail8

    Good Idea! Gorgeous Dress.

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