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Curtains Suit

Added Aug 26, 2013

by mlakin

London, United K...






So, I was the only person in my office the other day wearing a suit made of old curtains.

A while ago, I made new living room curtains as the old ones were shabby and stained in places. However, they still contained a whole load of perfectly decent fabric that I decided had a different destiny!

I made the jacket from Burda 7303 and the skirt from New Look 6917.

Continuing the upholstery theme, I used a trim for the jacket from the upholstery section – it was cheaper and nicer than anything else I came across.

Material Notes

A heavy, textured, probably cotton fabric




Garment Type

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.41 AMby mlakin

    Thank you all for your kind comments. I’d love to see some more projects made of curtains, silk ones would be especially nice! I’ve been a member on BurdaStyle for quite a long time, but have never had the courage to post a project before, so this is very encouraging!

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    Aug 27, 2013, 11.51 AMby ioannakotsoni

    Oh My!!! This is fantastic! I wish I had curtains like those. :p I only have shiny curtains (I think silk) and my mom is going to kill me if I use them to make something else. Haha! Great job!

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    Aug 27, 2013, 09.26 AMby Suzanne Ford

    You’ve done a fantastic job! This is close to something I want to do very soon when I find the time, I admire it! Unfortunately I don’t have any spare curtains!

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    Aug 27, 2013, 06.13 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Incredible – great job, looks beautiful :)

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    Aug 26, 2013, 07.52 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!! this is a fabulous suit and looks so good on you, you would never imagine this started life as curtains. well done on reusing the fabric x

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