That 70s costume

Added Aug 21, 2010

by pambox

Sydney, Australia

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Description

i had an invite to my supervisor’s 40th birthday party, a 70s themed costume party. i didn’t have a lot of time, and i’m a poor student on a scholarship so didn’t have much money either. so i went to vinnies (secondhand/thrift store) on my way home and bought a couple of tablecloths, and this is the result. the dress is a large tablecloth in icy green with a small diamon pattern on it. i’m unsure what the fabric is, but it frayed horribly. the floaty bit at the top is a square muslin tablecoth, which i cut the middle out of, gathered, and put bias binding on the rough edges. the skirt is gathered at the waist but loose enough to pull on over my head, and there is a press stud closure.
the belt is my mum’s and is authentic 70s – it also covers up the slightly messy and lazily-done join between the skirt and bodice.

Material Notes

two tablecloths, one muslin, one unknown

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Bohemian, Other, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Other

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    Aug 22, 2010, 07.23 AMby northome

    Clever! And becoming!

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      Aug 23, 2010, 12.56 AMby pambox

      thankyou!

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