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Recycled Dolly Bow Skirt

Added Nov 3, 2008

by ragdollyy

York, United Kin...






A skirt with baggy bow pockets, made from two velvet dresses that my sister and I wore when we were little. The waistband, pockets and bows are made from the larger dress, and the main skirt is the bottom of the smaller dress. I gathered the skirt on to the waistband and used the buttons from both dresses to fasten the front of the skirt. The waistband is fastened using a trouser hook from my mum’s bits ‘n’ bobs jar, because there were too many layers of fabric to sew a button hole.
I accidently deleted this so I’ve uploaded it again…originally entered into the recycle minichallenge.




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    Nov 4, 2008, 11.06 AMby emsalot

    wow, the skirt looks so vintage chick! it’s such a great idea to make it out of your childhood dresses so they can have a new life again :)

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    Nov 4, 2008, 10.23 AMby fabricaddict

    Very cool! and amazing that you wore that dress when you were little girls!!

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    Nov 3, 2008, 06.47 PMby sewzen

    How awesome to make such a pretty skirt out of something with sentimental value. And the pictures are too cute of you and your sister! :)

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