Purple Wallpaper

Added Mar 25, 2012

by ILoveTypewri...

Somewhere, Canada

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Description

My first dress! I would hate for anyone who sews to get up close to it, for shame.

It is based on the MARRY pattern, which I am having trouble putting in the “Based On” section (Wait, nevermind-the pattern has magically appeared on the side of the page!). It is made out of an old bed sheet (older than me, probably) that I found in the closet, and the first thing my father said after I showed him was, “It looks just like my old bed sheet!” Thanks, Dad.

I added buttons down the back, omitted the zipper (my skirt was loose enough already to just slip over my head), and added inseam pockets from this awesome tutorial: http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/12/pockets-xiii-inseam-pockets.html. There is also a second skirt layer beneath my dress because it was slightly see-through, and I got that fabric from an old silk skirt of my mother’s.

Material Notes

Cotton bed sheet, two buttons, the skirt of an old silk dress

Categories

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Mar 28, 2012, 03.37 AMby nouvellegamine

    it’s very cute! well done for your first dress :D

    my first dress i had to scrap, but i still wore it a couple times bc i was so proud of it :D

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      Mar 28, 2012, 09.54 PMby ILoveTypewriters

      Thank you so much : )

      And I’m sure your first dress wasn’t as bad as you thought! You probably didn’t have to look up the term “top stitch” like I did, or start screaming for your mother when water came unexpected pouring out of a steam iron. I still don’t know what I did wrong there…

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      Mar 28, 2012, 11.12 PMby nouvellegamine

      lol! steam irons are tricky!

      well, i made it according to my hip size instead of my bust size. since i’m a size smaller on top it swam on me ;) live & learn!

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    Mar 26, 2012, 10.44 AMby carolyn-s

    Beautiful! I love the fabric, never would have guessed it is an old sheet!

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      Mar 27, 2012, 12.00 AMby ILoveTypewriters

      Thank you! I’ll be sure to mention that to my father : )

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/purple-wallpaper