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Added Jun 9, 2010

by aisther

Candia, New Hamp...






I made a promise to myself not to buy anything new for a whole year (in order to save for a new car, my last one broke tragically :( ) and I’ve set a goal to create a wardrobe to reflect myself and who i want to be. SO since I’m not buying anything, I’m making things :) The first staple to my new wardrobe had to be a new dress :) I had the lovely tablecloth i bought from goodwill and i was waiting for the perfect piece to turn it into, and when i saw the twinkle sews dress in sew stylish I had to have something like it. I didn’t want to print out the pattern so I took some inspiration from it for my dress, the only bit of pattern I used was from the top part of the bambi pattern (which i love!), and all the rest i free handed, and it surprisingly came out very nicely! I loved how the twinkle dress had so many details so i wanted to add that same element to my dress. I folded the large yellow strap and pressed it at the same time then sewed a long straight line across to secure it. I also lined the bust with the same yellow fabric as the straps, and the same red from the strap for the tie. I wanted to add some shape to the dress because the pleats in the front added a bit more volume than i thought was flattering. Over all I’m very proud of this dress, it’s the first really one i made :) I love how the lines and shapes line up, and i got an excellent compliment when someone told me how much they liked it! I hope you guys like it too!

Material Notes

pattern cloth from table cloth, scraps, elastic




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual

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    Apr 24, 2012, 02.40 PMby Lyalya

    wow, this dress is soo lovely, made me want to have this pattern and try turning it into something that amazing :D..very insparational ;* thanks for sharing

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    Jan 27, 2011, 07.08 PMby wafada

    wow ..I love it !

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    Jul 7, 2010, 01.49 PMby mariposa21

    the tie at the front is very lovely :)

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    Jun 19, 2010, 02.28 PMby magentaworstblood

    That is a BEAUTIFUL dress! Good luck with your goal, I don’t think I could make that kind of promise shopaholic, but it would really fun try to do it.

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      Jun 21, 2010, 04.02 PMby aisther

      Thank you so much :) So far my promise to myself is holding true :) and it is fun! I love the fact that I can see something and then recreate, and recreate it better than what i saw! :D Thank you again!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.19 PMby craftycritter

    i cant decide what i am more envious of…the stunning dress or the fact you have the weather to wear it! haha….really great piece

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      Jun 18, 2010, 04.28 PMby aisther

      Thank you so much :D and the funny thing is soon after i took the pictures it started raining! Thank you again :)

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.34 AMby sew-me-the-money

    This is stunning! Maybe you should make stuff and sell it to make money for your car! Love your style, can’t wait to see what else you make =)

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      Jun 10, 2010, 01.09 PMby aisther

      Thank you so much :D And I hadn’t thought of selling my stuff, maybe it will help me get a car sooner :D And thank you again for the compliment :3

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    Jun 9, 2010, 08.18 PMby thesweetesthing1975

    Oh my! I think it’s lovely and it looks great on you.

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      Jun 10, 2010, 01.09 PMby aisther

      Thank you very much :D

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    Jun 9, 2010, 03.21 PMby ranzien

    I love the combination of the different patterns. It’s really nice!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 07.08 PMby aisther

      Thank you so much :3

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    Jun 9, 2010, 02.02 PMby wzrdreams

    Very creative! I admire your use of mixed prints and colors as well as your commitment to frugality. Good luck!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.25 PMby aisther

      Thank you :3 I feel I’m going to have a lot of fun on the way :D

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