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African Bird Dress

Added Sep 26, 2008

by islndnthesun

Charleston, Sout...






My boyfriend brought this fabric back for me from his trip to Africa two years ago. I was afraid to use it because I didn’t want to waste it, but after it sat in my closet for over a year, I decided that I had to do something with it. This is the first time that I didn’t use a pattern. I just made my boyfriend draw chalk lines down the fabric as I held it up to me. I am actually surprised it fits this well! This light dress is unlined, but features a slit on the left leg.

Material Notes

cotton fabric, invisible zipper, eyelet




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    Sep 27, 2008, 08.01 AMby amermaid


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    Sep 26, 2008, 10.39 AMby ghainskom

    The dress is great. Good job (your boyfriend too)!

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    Sep 26, 2008, 08.12 AMby elissa04605


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    Sep 26, 2008, 06.36 AMby mirela

    Ooohh what a gorgeous dress! That fabric is great!

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    Sep 26, 2008, 03.38 AMby mjb14

    Gorgeous fabric – its funny but I have dragged my poor husband into helping me sew far more than he would probably like to admit, mind you then I have to put up with comments like “it cant be that hard to just whack in a zip”!! (Great job by the way)

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    Sep 26, 2008, 03.24 AMby polychromatin

    Great job! And after reading this story I have to talk to my boyfriend ;)

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    Sep 26, 2008, 02.51 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    i am beyond super jealous of this rediculously fabulous and stylish dress! ah i want one in every colour! BRILLIANT job.

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