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Napkin Dress

Added Nov 8, 2011

by jennylu2010

Bexley, United S...




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I always get an extra burst of creativity from good, vintage-y fabric, and these napkins from William Sonoma were no exception. I had 6 20-inch square napkins and little room for error. I used 3 napkins for the skirt, doing an inverted pleat in the front and gathering the sides and back with a little elastic. An altered drindle pattern and 1 napkin cut in half served as the jumping off point for the top. The scraps made the belt and a back zipper closed the deal. Took just a few hours. I wonder if my mother in law will recognize the old napkins she gifted us several years ago when I wear this dress to Thanksgiving dinner!




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    Nov 23, 2011, 10.58 AMby u120418

    Love it!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 10.17 PMby Lora Martinez

    Very pretty!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.39 PMby hukilaulei

    phenOMenAL!!!! You did outstanding work. Such a dress really requires precise know-how!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 09.32 PMby nookie

    just amazing – i love the large pleat, really suits the pattern of the napkins

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    Nov 9, 2011, 02.38 PMby heidilea

    Such a lovely idea!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.03 AMby smallone


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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.32 AMby lennert

    Very nice!Who would think you can make that out of napkins…

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.40 PMby lisa g

    that’s awesome! i’ll never look at my cloth napkins the same way again!

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