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Added Jun 20, 2012

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






I’ve noticed that recently (or maybe during the past year) I’ve started to dream about and make more easy, loose and comfortable dresses, and this one is no exception. The dress is made from a trift store curtain, that is a Swedish design from the year 1971 called “Hanna”. I loved the colour and the pattern of the fabric and I instantly tought about 60’s and 70’s inspired A-line dress. The dress is the first one that I have made a pattern for after my pattern drafting course at school and I can really notice the difference in sewing process (not so much unpicking seams) and also the fit of the dress.

Material Notes

old curtain (cotton), zipper




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    Jul 23, 2012, 07.53 PMby catofdrurylane

    So cute! Wish you’d made this from a commercial pattern so that I could make one too! :D

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    Jul 23, 2012, 07.22 PMby pauline alice

    This is such a cute dress! I love the collar.

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    Jul 23, 2012, 05.27 PMby deChez

    I just love this dress. The style is exactly the kind of thing I wore as a teen, and I love that this classic look is still in fashion. So much fun to make such a terrific garment from a curtain.

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      Oct 26, 2012, 09.02 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much! Fun to hear that you have wore similar dresses as a teen:)

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    Jul 23, 2012, 02.43 PMby kess

    I love this! kind of reminds me of madeline! it’s great that it’s loose fitting yet it’s still feminine and flattering also, I love the little pockets :)

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    Jul 23, 2012, 12.33 PMby mokosha

    perfect.. i love that a shape of the dress, and it looks fabulous on you (i never wear it, looks silly with my beer belly hehe).. and i love that you used old curtain to make it, i should look for some interesting curtains next time i’m in a thrift shop

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      Oct 26, 2012, 09.05 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much mokosha! (And what beer belly!?) you should definitely check the curtains in thrift stores, you can make real finds:)

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    Jul 23, 2012, 11.39 AMby Mary Athey

    fab!!! i love.your fabric and the fact it was an old curtain makes it more unusual.i love the style.and the fact you drafted it yourself is brillant. you did a great job on this. i love.it x

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    Jul 23, 2012, 11.38 AMby lennert

    Very cute dress! I love these kind of dresses too, they’re so easy to wear and comfortable… Really like the peter pan collar too!

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    Jul 23, 2012, 09.00 AMby Ezmae

    Oh I love this!

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