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Maxi dress from a sheet

Added Nov 27, 2012

by corinaladue

San Ramon, Calif...






My Juki was being serviced a while back and I was sewing on my backup machine, a Brother. I do not like this Brother much. I bought it in a moment of desperation because my regular machine had broken and I needed something quick to complete an order. I rarely use it. Actually this little top for Nic is the last time I will ever use it because I just replaced it with a new backup, the mighty Husqvarna Viking! My sister sold me hers which was never used. I have always wanted a Viking. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them and I can tell you that they do not dissapoint. I love this machine. But anyway I’m rambling….what was I saying? Oh yeah I made a top for Nic using the lame Brother and small scraps left over from a sheet I thrifted. This stitching came out funky, but will hold. This sheet is magic. I swear. I was able to get two dresses for myself (one a maxi dress) and a top for the bear. AND I still have some really tiny pieces left for who knows what else. Fellow thrifters: if you see a sheet that you like buy it! It is so worth the investment.

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Material Notes

cotton blend sheet, elastic




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Nov 29, 2012, 11.36 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Love the dress! I need to make some of these for my daughter and myself and I love the style of your dress. Did you use a pattern or self drafted? Would love to have the pattern for it. Happy Sewing!!!!

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      Nov 29, 2012, 04.17 PMby corinaladue

      It is self drafted and I admit not perfect. I dropped the neckline a bit too far so it’s a bit cleavage-y. Square neckline, elastic waist, skirt is basically a rectangle gathered. In hindsight I would have made it a little fuller. I wont be doing any running in this dress!

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    Nov 28, 2012, 08.33 PMby nellyvdb

    Very pretty dress, and I enjoyed the ramblings on the sewing machines, as I ponder on a future investment…

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      Nov 29, 2012, 04.14 PMby corinaladue

      Oh I could tell you about sewing machines. I own 7! Although 2 are antiques…

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    Nov 28, 2012, 06.41 PMby asperge11


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    Nov 27, 2012, 06.34 PMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and its gorgeous on you. i can’t believe this was a sheet. great job x the little girls tops lovely as well x

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      Nov 28, 2012, 05.28 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks Mary! The dress is so comfortable too, I pretty much lived in it last Summer.

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