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The Porsche dress

Added Apr 28, 2008

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






Vroom vroom! I made this dress from a vintage Porsche duvet cover I bought off eBay! Read loads more at

Material Notes

100% cotton duvet cover, cotton/poly bedheet for the lining, recycled zipper, lace, and boning





FehrTrade for the creation

Simplicity 3780 for the pattern

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    Aug 30, 2011, 07.10 PMby dabura

    very original dress! Great work!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 04.02 PMby ladymacbeth86

    I love the fabric, it’s vintage feel and the fact that it came from a duvet at ebay! you’re talented and creative and I love your stuff. Good luck and tons of success

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    Apr 30, 2008, 01.04 PMby meretebh

    My husband sure would love to see me in a dress like that! ;-)

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    Apr 29, 2008, 01.32 PMby mariegirl

    Too cool! Very original.

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    Apr 29, 2008, 06.16 AMby kasia26

    Awesome dress! (I bet it will be a guy magnet :)

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    Apr 29, 2008, 04.32 AMby stepanka

    You look like a 50’ pin up girl. Very pretty. I bet Dita von tease would love this dress.

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    Apr 29, 2008, 02.42 AMby maha1965

    the idea is great very creative and the dress is perfectly fit i love it it,s so qute

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    Apr 28, 2008, 04.17 PMby oonaballoona

    LOVE IT! i want to go to a nascar race in it! and oh yeah, there are plenty of flag girls at the races still… only they are usually in bikinis. feh.

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    Apr 28, 2008, 12.24 PMby annika

    Awesome. You would make a huge success as the “flag girl” at the car races. Or do flag girls only appear in old James Dean movies?

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    Apr 28, 2008, 07.41 AMby jj1

    Very cute dress. Great photos, I love the first one.

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    Apr 28, 2008, 07.20 AMby nenasew

    Its adorable. The fabric is hilarious and looks so cool in that 50’s dress.

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    Apr 28, 2008, 06.58 AMby squirrellypoo

    aww, thanks everyone! Lauriana – yeah I’m really pleased with the matching at the bust, but don’t look at the back bodice (which would’ve matched if the centre and back pieces were swapped like I thought when I was cutting!) And mirela – good eyes! yes, that pattern is a reprint of an original 1950s Simplicity pattern. :)

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    Apr 28, 2008, 06.53 AMby mirela

    Such a fun dress! looks very 50s to me, I love those times.

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    Apr 28, 2008, 06.35 AMby fraufrohlich

    yes looks really cool!

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    Apr 28, 2008, 06.34 AMby jd98

    it’s gorgeous! one more thing to add to my eBay searches… :o)

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    Apr 28, 2008, 06.17 AMby lauriana

    Wow, you actually managed to matched that crazy print at the seams… the dress looks great and I really like the pictures

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    Apr 28, 2008, 05.39 AMby lybu

    Great pattern, perfect fit, funny fabric.

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