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Candy Skulls Dress

Added Aug 1, 2011

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...






I haven’t been able to catch up on posting projects lately!

I made this dress in about an hour for a pin up photo shoot I did today. I made it using the Retro Butterick ‘47 pattern for the halter style dress. I love the great pin up girl feel of this dress! I saw this fabric at JoAnn’s and immediately knew it was destined to be a crazy dress.

I adapted the pattern a bit by cutting out the lining (it’s wayyyyy to hot out) and instead of cutting four skirt panels, I used two large rectangles of fabric which I pleated to create a skirt I could easily pair with a crinoline.

I already wore it out last night to a burlesque show, and today for a photo shoot!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Other, Punk, Rock, Vintage

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    Aug 1, 2011, 10.44 PMby lizajane09

    Very cool. And how awesome is your hair!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 01.21 PMby mlichtenwalner

    Super cute and super fun.

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    Aug 1, 2011, 10.35 AMby yrr

    COOL!!! Love this dress;)

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    Aug 1, 2011, 06.52 AMby sewtake2

    great dress- I wish I could sew as fast as you!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 06.12 AMby janene

    I can’t believe you made this in just an hour…. this is amazing! Fab choice of fabric. Goes great with your hair! x

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    Aug 1, 2011, 05.16 AMby teenee

    super fantastic material! perfect choice of dress too! <3

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    Aug 1, 2011, 02.03 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    looks pretty incredible with your hair! I hope you post pictures of your dress in this shoot!

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