Little Prints Dress (Vintage Hankies)

Added Mar 3, 2010

by loveliette

Los Angeles, Cal...

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Description

I collect vintage hankies (a lot of vintage hankies!) and I’m finally brave enough to cut into them and use them! I’ve been wanting to make a dress for a while but one that was not too patchwork-y or hippie-ish.

Blogged here: http://blog.loveliette.com/2010/03/a-dress-made-out-of-little-prints/

Material Notes

Made from vintage cotton hankies.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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  • Moore50mar_large

    Mar 3, 2010, 07.42 PMby minnieburton

    fabulous! I’m going to follow your blog now!!

    minnie-burton.blogspot.com

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      Mar 6, 2010, 12.44 AMby loveliette

      awesome, thanks minnie!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 06.02 PMby nenasew

    Gorgeous. It looks so delicate and yet wearable. I feel your pain in cutting those beautiful hankies. I always feel apprehensive about cutting expensive fabrics.

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      Mar 6, 2010, 12.45 AMby loveliette

      yes! i feel that way about liberty; i’ve been hoarding some for a while. i hope to make it a dress one day! :)

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    Mar 3, 2010, 04.29 PMby sunnilj9

    So beautiful. I love the way you’ve arranged these hankies and no, it doesn’t look patchwork or hippie-ish. Lovely, lovely.

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    • Burda-avatar_loveliette_large

      Mar 3, 2010, 05.04 PMby loveliette

      thank you! :)

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    Mar 3, 2010, 12.24 PMby janul

    This is beautiful, so romantic and sweet… I would definitely wear it to feel more girly :)

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    • Burda-avatar_loveliette_large

      Mar 3, 2010, 05.04 PMby loveliette

      thanks, i’m glad you like it!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 11.53 AMby josephina

    This is unique and lovely.

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    • Burda-avatar_loveliette_large

      Mar 3, 2010, 05.05 PMby loveliette

      thank you, josephina :)

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    Mar 3, 2010, 08.53 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    What a sweet way to use your vintage hankies I hope you will be brave and make more wonderful creations using them. I think yourdress is very beautiful, no where near hippie, it’s quite summery and light and I think you chose the perfect pattern for the print on these hankies.

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    • Burda-avatar_loveliette_large

      Mar 3, 2010, 05.08 PMby loveliette

      thank you! i do have other ideas for the rest of my hankies, perhaps another dress and a top. :D

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