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SHARI dress made from old bedsheets

Added Jul 3, 2009

by paranoire

Bochum, Germany






Ah, how I love this dress! Perfect for the unbearable temperatures here. Made the sleeves longer, added ruffles at the hem, not lined but with neckline facing on the outside. Oh, and I omitted the zipper but with a bit pulling and tugging, I’m able to put it on. Mainly, I was to lazy/cheap to buy a matching one but who would want to fight with a bitchy zipper anyway when the temperatures are 35° C and over _

Material Notes

I recycled old bedsheets that surely are older than I am. I KNEW, I would find the perfect garment to use the fabric for. I also used buttons from the sheets and some leftover satin for piping




Garment Type
Casual, Classic


<3 to the photographer :D

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.53 AMby aimeecrum

    Very cute! I love it! Inspiring!!!!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 10.57 PMby angelavengerl

    Such a lovely dress, really feels like spring.

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    Dec 28, 2009, 09.20 AMby Wendy C Allen

    Beautiful! It reminds me of a flower faerie princess. Sooooo pretty!

    I love that you added the ruffle. I too add ruffles and omit zippers on most of the patterns I use as well. I’ve never liked zippers, I prefer pull on dresses instead. And I’m a huge fan of girly ruffles on everything. :)

    And bedsheets! I’ve done that too! They come in such great designs and are great for cool summer dresses.

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    Jul 11, 2009, 02.40 PMby themisstress

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I can see why you just want to dance around in the photos. Great fit, great colours, great work!

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    Jul 6, 2009, 02.48 AMby anajan

    Love it! The fit is perfect, and a ruffle is a great detail.

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    Jul 4, 2009, 09.08 AMby fairytale-thirteen

    beautiful sewing, your use of the patterns around the neck and hem looks stunning.

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    Jul 4, 2009, 02.27 AMby Galadriel F

    I love it. I always look at potential sheets and duvet covers at charity shops, but I can never see a finished product. I’m so impressed by what you’ve done.

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    Jul 4, 2009, 12.37 AMby fashion1

    wow, the print of the old bedsheet is awesome! like the alterations you made.

    very beautiful dress!

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    Jul 3, 2009, 07.25 PMby judeb

    Love the upcycling, very beautiful.

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