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New Years/ Free Box

Added Jan 2, 2010

by Ady McLeod

Vancouver, Canada






On a gorgeous summers day last year, I was strolling along when I found a box of free clothing on the sidewalk. Most of the stuff was odd, or claimed by my friends, but I came across a loverly silk “hippie” skirt. Sadly, the skirt was much too long and big for me, so I shortened it and altered it until it was a dress. I was left with a bunch of fabric from the bottom that I didn’t want to waste. Suddenly, about two hours before I needed to be at a New Years Eve 2010 party, I decided to cut it all up and make a dress. Using Maryy’s Hot Hot Heat bodice design, I created my first strapless dress ever.

Props to Evil Patrick Shannon for the photography.

Material Notes

Old silken skirt with a faux-silk bodice.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Blends, Silk

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    Feb 23, 2010, 07.44 AMby Ady McLeod

    Thats hilarious, its not even my bed!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 07.24 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    im completely freaked out. your room and bed looks like mine :|

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    Jan 15, 2010, 04.00 AMby Ady McLeod

    Just save scraps or strips of fabric that are large enough to be a part of a garment. Sewing togeather fabrics to create something big enough for a dress is so much fun! Also, play around. I was debating using the skirt from an existing dress pattern, and adding it to this bodice. Its all about inspiration!

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    Jan 5, 2010, 02.30 PMby scanloew

    I love this idea so much I am going try it!!! I would love any extra tips you could give me!!!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 04.11 PMby harmony758

    The fabrics go together so nicely. Great way to ring in the new year!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 02.56 AMby camilaustral

    free is allways great!!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 02.36 AMby ashchaser


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