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Red and white retro dress

Added Jul 31, 2008

by sawa

Lahti, Finland






I sewed this dress of old mattress fabric, but it was too thin so I used plain cotton fabric with it as a lining. I used some old patterns as a starting point and then altered them quite a lot. I’m not sure but I may add some tulle to the hem.

Material Notes

Thrifted cotton.




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    Sep 5, 2008, 04.53 AMby koozithing

    fantanstic dress i love it!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 02.39 PMby annika

    So pretty! Good job with the skirt part, it looks great.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.30 PMby blankiss

    wow… esta increible!! great job.:.:! ;)

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    Jul 31, 2008, 12.49 PMby andreajo

    Really like that open back style and the color.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 09.15 AMby sawa

    Yeah well I actually sewed the cotton fabric and that mattress fabric together, as one fabric you know. And for the upper bodice part I also used that special fabric (with glue in it) that makes the fabric harder.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 08.35 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow, I can’t believe it is mattress fabric! Isn’t quite fragile texture, hence the cotton lining?it looks super. Congrats!

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