summer dress for Italy

Added Mar 17, 2010

by helenadoll

Bedford, United ...

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Description

I was going to Italy to visit my family so a made a few things to wear. This dress is made from an old duvet cover! If anyone wants to know I will dig out the pattern and let you know what brand it is etc.

Material Notes

cotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.54 AMby blmfld

    i love this dreas and i am glad i am not the only one that has used a doona cover to create and outfit!! great work!!!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.31 PMby hongkongsewing

    I would love the pattern…

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      Jan 12, 2011, 08.30 AMby helenadoll

      It’s vogue easy options V8470. I hope you can find it!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.18 AMby nishavinod2009

    beautiful dress!

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      Dec 12, 2010, 08.25 PMby helenadoll

      Thankyou! :)

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    Apr 5, 2010, 05.23 PMby vhoward

    Great dress – What is the pattern make and number?

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      Apr 6, 2010, 09.59 PMby helenadoll

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      by HelenaDoll
      It’s a vogue easy options pattern V8470. I used the bodice part of view F. But the skirt is my own circle skirt pattern, but I think that’s what went with it anyway :)
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      i hope this helps :) and thankyou!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 04.53 PMby pcvalery

    I can’t believe you made this out of a duvet cover! The fabric is amazing, it totally makes the dress

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    Mar 24, 2010, 12.01 AMby gfoster

    Re: Mad Men lookalike dress. You should read up on Janie Bryant the Costume Designer for the shopw & how she gets her inspiration. Fascinating stuff for all us sewers : )

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      Mar 24, 2010, 02.22 PMby helenadoll

      oh i’d love a job like that!

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    Mar 22, 2010, 10.47 AMby emilie6709

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 04.48 AMby nessys

    This is just gorgeous it just screams Sophia Loren! I too can’t believe it was a duvet cover! Good for you and have a fab trip!

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    Mar 20, 2010, 09.49 PMby gfoster

    It’s stunning. It is like a dress from the series Mad Men. Can’t believe it was a duvet cover! You have a great eye.

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      Mar 21, 2010, 12.50 AMby helenadoll

      my Mum’s friends at book club said just that! Mad Men!
      Thanks :)

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    Mar 20, 2010, 05.06 PMby monicacaroline

    I am seriously lusting after this dress!

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    Mar 20, 2010, 02.57 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! I love the fabric, it doesn’t look like duvet cover at all. I long for summertime now…

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      Mar 20, 2010, 03.39 PMby helenadoll

      Yeah I can’t wait for summer, it’s been raining most of the day! :(

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    Mar 19, 2010, 01.25 PMby melonhead

    This looks so cute and refreshing! I love am in love with it!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 11.05 AMby milkyway

    Simply gorgeous, elegant, femenine, fresh, excellent option for Italy!! which pattern did you use,. really love the fabric

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      Mar 19, 2010, 04.25 PMby helenadoll

      It’s a vogue easy options pattern V8470. I used the bodice part of view F. But the skirt is my own circle skirt pattern, but I think that’s what went with it anyway :)

      thankyou! I made it out of a duvet cover :)

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    Mar 19, 2010, 05.02 AMby ilovepansies

    Lovely dress……just love how the front shows just enough…..so doesn’t give you that overexposed feeling.. ; )

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      Mar 19, 2010, 08.08 AMby helenadoll

      next time I used that pattern I made it higher up as my “side boob” kept trying to escape! :)

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    Mar 18, 2010, 10.06 PMby sewpretty

    This is so beautiful! It looks just perfect on you! And yes, I would love to know which pattern you used – it is very retro-inspired, and just what I’m looking for. Fabulous job!

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      Mar 18, 2010, 10.50 PMby helenadoll

      It’s a vogue easy options pattern V8470. I used the bodice part of view F. But the skirt is my own circle skirt pattern, but I think that’s what went with it anyway :)

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    Mar 18, 2010, 01.05 PMby helenadoll

    Thanks everybody! :)

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    Mar 18, 2010, 10.50 AMby suzetewilliams

    Ciao Bella! Fa-bu-lous! Very Sophia Loren (not really Marilyn Monroe). The fabric is great too and I wouldn’t be able to tell it’s from a duvet cover.

    Go and dazzle those Italianos baby! lol :-)

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    Mar 18, 2010, 07.55 AMby gimmeonekiss

    sooooo marylin-ish!!!!! which places have you planned to visit? ….the center-south? if so, it’s perfect!!!!! (i’m italian!)

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      Mar 18, 2010, 01.05 PMby helenadoll

      I’ve already been last summer :) We went to Puglia :D

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    Mar 18, 2010, 06.10 AMby sew4my3

    Beautifully made! Who would have thought that bed linens could be so pretty to wear? The design is extremely beautiful on you! Well done!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 05.00 AMby cquinn13

    gorgeous! i love the shape, and the fabric is fantastic!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 09.19 PMby bohemiannow

    Very impressive, I love it!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 09.01 PMby be-bops1

    REALLY cute. Love it.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 08.19 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    i loooove using bedsheets for my stuff, they always have nice prints. i like this dress a lot!

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      Mar 17, 2010, 08.33 PMby helenadoll

      It was second-hand so really cheap too :)

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    Mar 17, 2010, 07.32 PMby nenasew

    It looks like a roman holiday. Beautiful halter top. Would have never guessed it was duvet cover.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 07.01 PMby scheryka

    Oh this is adorable. And you are so cute in it!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 06.51 PMby misssylver

    That is beautiful!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 05.21 PMby helenadoll

    Thanks everybody!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 05.14 PMby anajan

    Wow, I thought I had a narrow waist, but your’s so tiny (in a positive sense)! The dress is just gorgeous, and the fabric is perfect. Combined with your Barbie shape (loved the CampbellTown’s comment), it’s a perfect match.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 05.12 PMby msgems

    How cute – yes let us know what pattern it is!??

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      Mar 17, 2010, 05.21 PMby helenadoll

      It’s a vogue easy options pattern V8470. I used the bodice part of view F. But the skirt is my own circle skirt pattern.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 05.07 PMby irmchen

    Just like CampbellTown – seeing the picture I thought a doll wears the dress! But it is a real person! :-) BEAUTIFUL!

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