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Do the Yellow Petal Shuffle!!!

Added Mar 9, 2010

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






I made this dress last spring when I desperately needed more flowers in my life. Now we just happen to live in an area where there are an abundance of flowers in early spring, and they are SO YELLOW! I insist on wearing this every time I walk in them… It is the best kind of camo (and probably the only kind I’ll ever wear!!) I modeled this after a dress I saw in store that was completely out of my price range. I found an itty bitty picture of the dress in a catalogue and used it (or at least as much of it as I cold see) for inspiration. I love the neckline of the dress, initially I wanted to embroider on it with white thread, but I think the lines of it make it stand out enough. The buttons are my favorite color that I just had to incorporate somehow… Oh how I love buttons!!!

Material Notes

My main dress fabric was found in the basement of my in-laws wrapped around a TV… although formerly a sheet I sensed that it saw itself as something more (since it draped itself very stylishly over that TV) and I couldn’t rest until I turned it into something I could wear! (hmmm… I wonder if I ever washed it?…hmmm)
The only bad thing about wearing other people’s sheets is when they (my brother in law) come up to you and say, “wow! great dress. I can’t place it, but I think I’ve seen that fabric before…” : )
The lining is organic unbleached cotton.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Romantic, Vintage


Chris- brother in law
Dan - husband photographer extraordinaire

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    Mar 18, 2010, 07.25 PMby fanettemdb


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    Mar 15, 2010, 07.49 PMby Erin E

    A lot of what I make are from old sheets, too :) They’re so cheap at the thrift store! I love the neckline on this dress :)

    I featured this dress on my blog!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 03.17 AMby Natalia *

    I, too, love the neckline. I think the whole dress is quite lovely, especially in the fabric you’ve selected. I love how you paired it with aqua green. The combination is really nice.

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    Mar 9, 2010, 09.40 PMby spacexshoes

    So pretty. I want to wear it. :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 09.18 PMby lunatepetal

    beautiful details :) i love it!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 08.52 PMby tilly-vanilly

    Love it! If I had that dress I’d probably live in it all Summer :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 08.44 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    Gorgeous!I love the color

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    Mar 9, 2010, 08.32 PMby sewbissy

    Really cute! Love the bodice and straps

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    Mar 9, 2010, 07.31 PMby anaalves

    love the dress. Fantastic recycling project.

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    Mar 9, 2010, 05.23 PMby fabricaddict

    lovely dress and great story!!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 05.23 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    so dang adorable!!! and i want to be among those flowers right now!!!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 02.22 PMby janul

    Lol, I like your description, very funny :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 12.45 PMby kelerabeus

    Oh, lovely lovely dress.. you’re right, this sheet definitely had potential :) and you’re right, neckline is gorgeous!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 11.28 AMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Really like your dress. And your pictures! Looks like you were having a great time doing them :-) Guess I’d better get my bf to take mine, as soon as I get some outfits done. Normally I’m a “Glamour-Goth” kinda girl, but I really like the yellow flowers and the way the dress fits you! Makes me happy :-) And buttons? I adore buttons ;-)

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