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Red Roses

Added Jul 17, 2010

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






This is my project in response to my sisters’ challenge and I am delighted to post it! This simple dress is made from an old fitted bed sheet that I bought at Goodwill. Though I was traveling at the time, I just could not pass up the beautiful red color, so I found a way to shove it in my backpack for the trip home. Each rose is handmade, as I had been hankering to try making the trendy rolled fabric roses that are popping up all over etsy. And though it is a deep red, the material is a lightweight cotton – perfect for the summers!

I am currently interning at NASA Ames in CA, so my roommate and I ran all over the research park to find fun locations for the photos!




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    Aug 18, 2010, 07.24 AMby louisebarbara

    What a great colour! I love your bike as well.

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    Aug 8, 2010, 07.40 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    great work!

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    Jul 31, 2010, 04.19 PMby peaches2218

    The roses are really beautiful, and that red sets them off majestically.

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    Jul 22, 2010, 10.52 AMby milkyway

    I adore your dress. the color is magnificent I think this color suits you wonderfully. Love the roses, very femenine!!

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    Jul 22, 2010, 03.44 AMby jadedrabbit

    Awesome! Lady in red.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 02.52 PMby sewella

    I like everything about your dress!! It’s gorgeous!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 06.41 AMby learningnewtricks

    Dress is beautiful, plus the roses are so lovely. Would love to know how you made the roses. Gorgeous rich red color. Who would have thought a bed sheet would reincarnate into such a stunning dress!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 02.57 AMby olystyrene

    This is simple and lovely. I hope the edges of the neckline adornment don’t fray!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 06.13 AMby steph6467

    Absolutely stunning! FABULOUS pictures too!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 02.33 AMby nessys

    Like I said – can I vote for both? Both such lovely, rich colours . . .I am a sucker for primary hues. . .

    I do like those roses though! You did a lovely job of them. And that sheet was a find!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 04.58 PMby ink

    Wow really beautiful! lovely flowers!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 02.43 PMby mlssfshn

    Cute! Love the hand made roses, I’ve seen some made with bias strips out of voile I want to try.

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    Jul 18, 2010, 12.09 PMby feetyjammies

    Wow! Well done! I will never look at a goodwill sheet the same way again. :)

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    Jul 18, 2010, 08.17 AMby sew4my3

    How wonderful the pictures turned out. I love the design of the dress and the lovely rose details. The color is beautiful on you! Well done!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 06.19 AMby laurwyn

    Ooooooh, so nice and simple! The color is so vibrant! And the flowers are great!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 01.35 AMby Natalia *

    Really pretty and the hand rolled fabric roses must have been really tedious to make, so great job (despite a few loose threads). After reading your description, I voted for both your dress and your sisters dress -tying it up at 8 votes each so I guess that didnt help very much. haha, but they’re both fantastic.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 07.56 PMby nefersecret

    It’s beautiful! Would you mind telling me how you did the roses…?

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      Jul 23, 2010, 02.22 AMby misslivia

      They were really easy – just take a strip of fabric (maybe a yard long) and knot it on one end. Then just start wrapping the fabric around, tacking it as you go. I generally folded the strip in half and twisted it as well as I went along. If I have time, I can make a ‘how to’ but in the meantime, google ‘rolled fabric roses’ and you should find some tips. Enjoy!

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