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Ruffled Refashion

Added May 17, 2010

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






This is a dress I designed from an old slip (see last photo). I had a vision for a cream ruffled dress and to my amazement I found just the slip I needed at Goodwill! I pulled it all apart, drafted the under dress from an old bedsheet and then used the pattern pieces to selectively cut the slip. I made a princess-seamed bodice with an A-line skirt. I had to repair a small tear in the lace on the front. Because of the limited slip fabric, the ruffles are attached to just a beige colored used bedsheet. It is fully lined and has an invisible zipper in the back. I ended up cutting out 2" strips of fabric with my mom’s rotary cutter, ruffling each with a basting stitch and then stitching them down on the skirt. I am really happy with the result!

The first pictures are from the same fashion shoot as a coup of my earlier garments (Fountain of Youth, Origami Butterfly Skirt, etc.) and then there are some pictures of the fashion school my school just put on, called ‘So Fresh, Sew Green’

Material Notes

Some sort of synthetic slip, cotton (maybe blended) sheets.




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Polyester



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    Mar 2, 2011, 10.34 AMby wonderlandalys

    Really amazing! I love it.

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    Nov 7, 2010, 07.04 PMby aluckmann

    I love the photography, and you made something lovely out something not-so-lovely. Great job!

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    May 28, 2010, 03.46 AMby kristenpage

    OMG! This are soo beautiful!

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    May 24, 2010, 11.22 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    love love love…. the photography rocks too! looks magical :)

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    May 24, 2010, 02.02 AMby seussian

    Stunning dresses, stunning pictures, pretty models. Amazing, refashioning things is fun isn’t it? =) God bless,M

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    May 21, 2010, 01.43 PMby davee09

    i love all three of them!!! specially the white one wit ha bow in the front!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    May 19, 2010, 04.59 PMby lelie

    great clothes and great pics!

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    May 17, 2010, 08.53 PMby milkyway

    Simply love it!!!!!!! love the pictures too

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    May 17, 2010, 02.27 PMby mlssfshn

    Beautiful work,wish you would have finished the edges of the ruffles.

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      May 17, 2010, 11.38 PMby misslivia

      While that might have looked nice, I was so limited on fabric that to do a rolled hem finish would probably have taken up too much of the slip! I prayed the whole time that I would have enough fabric….

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    May 17, 2010, 11.56 AMby helenadoll


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    May 17, 2010, 04.58 AMby pink-cornelia

    they are all so pretty and chic.

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    May 17, 2010, 02.34 AMby eau-sewgreen

    very nice job. (and i like the name of the fashion show too!)

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