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Pleated Fun Shirt

Added Aug 9, 2008

by vanessa

Ann Arbor, Michi...






My friend gave me this fabric for my birthday and said, “Make something fun!” Here’s the result. It’s fun to wear, despite the many mistakes, fitting issues, and cheater alterations. I feel more cheerful the moment I put it on!

I used the bubble dress pattern from Burda World of Fashion 8/2007 (101 A,B). Omitted the lining and shortened the pattern to mid-hip. The finished length matches up with a pattern marking for view B.

Material Notes

Lightweight cotton, bias tape, zipper.





Burda World of Fashion 8/2007 (101 A,B) for the pattern.

Rachel and Freecycle for the materials.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 03.05 AMby mmmrphs

    ohhhh thank you! I want one!! I’ve been staring at this dress wondering how to make it work for me! Thanks. Great contrasting colours!

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    Sep 15, 2008, 08.42 AMby cathysews

    A great shape and lovely pleats.

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    Aug 12, 2008, 10.52 AMby grafixconcepts

    this is great…it doesn’t look like you made any mistakes! It fits you really well

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    Aug 11, 2008, 12.25 PMby anitrasb

    So pretty! I love it!

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    Aug 10, 2008, 06.30 AMby sunnyb64

    Hey, if it works, no such thing as cheater alterations. ;-) Looks great!

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    Aug 10, 2008, 02.16 AMby mjb14

    This looks really good. Love the fabric. The pleats look great around the neckline.

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    Aug 10, 2008, 12.17 AMby littlebutton

    I have this BWOF and had considered shortening it to a top. Yours looks really really good and the bias binding was an excellent idea. Love the ties as well, and the fabric. I can see why you love wearing it.

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    Aug 10, 2008, 12.17 AMby fashion1

    that´s really fun and very nice! awesome farbic and the green / yellow fabric combination is great!

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