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Recycled Curtain Ruffle Strap Dress

Added Feb 23, 2011

by Sallee

Sydney, Australia






I just couldn’t resist turning this cute curtain fabric that I picked up at a local op shop into this summery little number! Other than the easy-creasing factor, the material was great to work with, probably the easiest I have sewn with so far.

This is based on one of my initial inspiration to buy a sewing machine, a girly little dress with ruffles on the straps. The contour bodice is a reworked version of Miasu’s original design (here on Burdastyle, with a great tutorial), which i would recommend for the ‘more blessed(?)’ girls in that region.

I have added a pdf tutorial on how to make the custom pattern block, it is uploaded as a pattern file. Please note that this was configured to my measurements, and as I am not curvy in any manner, if you have larger proportions anywhere you will need definetely need to play around with the pattern to adjust it.

Please feel free to leave feedback! :)

UPDATE The instructions on how to put the pieces together are now up! Please upload your work if you make it, as I would love to see the results and how it worked on other people. I have not seen any responses, despite the number of downloads… I am not too sure if its because the instructions were too difficult, or if they didn’t work out well or the lack of instructions on how to put it together, but looking forward to some great projects that’ll hopefully come out of this! :D

Material Notes

100% Cotton


Garment Type

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    Feb 28, 2011, 10.12 AMby marylisa

    It looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!!! Thanks

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    Feb 28, 2011, 10.12 AMby marylisa

    It looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!!! Thanks

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    Feb 27, 2011, 08.10 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Love it! <3

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    Feb 27, 2011, 02.08 PMby Elena Perletti

    faboulous! i’ll try to make it soon!

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    Feb 25, 2011, 05.39 AMby tashmopolitan


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    Feb 24, 2011, 04.36 PMby blueshoegal

    Lovely dress – compliments your stunning figure! :)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 07.38 PMby tejka


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    Feb 23, 2011, 08.59 AMby sansancouture

    Really like it !!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 08.14 AMby Lana Klimok

    What kind of pattern did you use? Id love to make something like that. It looks great!

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      Feb 24, 2011, 01.21 AMby Sallee

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I will try to put up a tutorial on how i made the dress, though you may have to be patient with me as I have had no formal training in any manner of pattern making/sewing!

      In the mean time, if you wish to get started, check out Miasu’s Contour Bust Tutorial, which i what i based my bodice on. I will try to post a tute with the method i used to make it a custom fit for myself.

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    Feb 23, 2011, 07.33 AMby cazzE

    this is gorgeous!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 06.27 AMby zoe-may

    I love the ruffled straps! They add so much more cuteness =)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 05.00 AMby mandrych

    You make it sound so easy! It’s really adorable.

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