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Shaheen Summer Dress

Added Jan 31, 2008

by clareh

Vancouver, Canada






I made this summer dress from a long skirt with an image by Alfred Shaheen who was known for his florals and Hawaiian designs. I had to use every little bit to fit it together. I’m so inspired I’m making another dress from a Shaheen skirt, this one will be strapless.

Material Notes

long vintage skirt (cotton)
cotton lining




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    Nov 12, 2010, 05.26 PMby nishavinod2009

    fabric is lovely, the dress also has come out very good!

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    Apr 1, 2008, 02.14 PMby reneebeth

    How beautiful! This is a great example of how to re-make one article of clothing into something different! I’m inspired.

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    Feb 10, 2008, 11.44 AMby joqueenbee

    Well done and how inspiring! I also have a long skirt that I’ve been planning to repurpose into something else – this could be the summer that it happens!

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    Feb 5, 2008, 09.57 PMby sewingbecky

    Absolutley gorgeous

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    Feb 2, 2008, 01.16 AMby lanikai

    Great fit. This dress is very flattering on you; it’s very “Hawaiiana”. Nice work! Good job!

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    Feb 1, 2008, 05.12 PMby wendyxo

    The fabric is gorgeous and the fit perfect.

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    Feb 1, 2008, 09.41 AMby lilo


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    Feb 1, 2008, 06.20 AMby sunnyb64

    Love your recon— the placement of the florals is great! Makes a simple dress stunning.

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    Feb 1, 2008, 01.56 AMby yoshimi

    It’s very pretty! I love it, too.

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    Feb 1, 2008, 01.42 AMby lauriana

    Very nice!

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    Feb 1, 2008, 12.09 AMby fashion1

    yes, look great with the flowers!

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    Jan 31, 2008, 11.21 PMby escorpio

    Very cool effect with the flowers. Great job!

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    Jan 31, 2008, 06.26 PMby lunatepetal

    very pretty! I like it a lot ;-)

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    Jan 31, 2008, 05.03 PMby taure

    That’s pretty! Great idea.

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