Walk in the Wild

Added Jun 27, 2011

by corinaladue

Discovery Bay, C...

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Description

I made this dress for the Walk in the Wild event at the Oakland Zoo on Saturday. It used to be a vintage flat sheet. I used Simplicity 5430 from 1972 with a few alterations, namely the sleeves and some fit work. Came out great I thought. I love the design. I do recommend this pattern. :)

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Material Notes

one vintage flat sheet (I didn’t use all of it), cotton contrast fabric, lining, invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 29, 2011, 12.23 AMby tunfatimah

    I must try … beautiful and interesting

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      Jun 29, 2011, 05.57 PMby corinaladue

      Thank you. It’s a great pattern. Easy too.

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    Jun 29, 2011, 12.23 AMby tunfatimah

    I must try … beautiful and interesting

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    Jun 28, 2011, 04.01 PMby cantare

    This is a great pattern, and what a fun fabric! It fits you quite well!

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      Jun 28, 2011, 10.34 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I pretty much fell in love with the fabric when I saw it.

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    Jun 28, 2011, 12.22 PMby _ Threadie

    Love this dress !!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 08.08 AMby gray

    Wow, love it. What is with the ploofy sleeves?? You did a great job… really stylish!

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      Jun 28, 2011, 10.33 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I actually made the original sleeves but once they were basted on I wasn’t feeling them at all so I made the change.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 10.42 PMby puffling

    Ha! My MIL has that exact sheet in green, and I’ve always wanted to steal it.

    I agree, it really looks modern, not costumey at all.

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      Jun 28, 2011, 12.39 AMby corinaladue

      I bet it looks gorgeous in green.

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      Jun 29, 2011, 09.23 AMby gray

      Steal it!!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 08.21 PMby Kasiorist

    this is fantastic, great match between the two fabrics…

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      Jun 28, 2011, 12.39 AMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I had to go to two fabric stores before I found the shade I was looking for.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 07.58 PMby chula123

    very nice. love the top part. suits you perfectly :-))

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      Jun 28, 2011, 12.38 AMby corinaladue

      Thank you, you’re too sweet. :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 07.16 PMby margaretchandler

    This is great! Despite the fact that you used a vintage print and a ’70s pattern, it looks totally modern :)

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      Jun 27, 2011, 07.52 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I’m glad it doesn’t look too costumey. There really is a fine line and I know I cross it from time to time! haha

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