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recycled paisley print vintage dress

Added Aug 25, 2008

by shortiey

Los Angeles, Cal...






recycled salvation army dress ($3)…
3rd dress i ever made… this is addicting!
what do u ya’ll think of the longer version? original seemed TOO short to me!

Material Notes

not quite sure… silk, polyester mix? it kinda started burning if i left the iron on it for more than like 2 sec!






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    Oct 14, 2008, 02.14 PMby claireissewing

    Shortiey, I love this dress! I can’t believe you’re a beginner! And strangely, I actually like the original dress as well! :s x

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    Sep 26, 2008, 04.12 PMby metropolitanfrock

    Ooo, I want one. Very pretty

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    Sep 26, 2008, 04.02 PMby justmica


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    Aug 26, 2008, 02.25 PMby shortiey

    yeah if the original dress from the thrift store wasnt stained at the armpit area and was in a smaller size… it’d def be cute. but man… the fabric had all these faded spots on it… had to salvage the beautiful print!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 06.40 AMby mirela

    Yup, the short dress is more of a top…wear it with jeans under :) I like the dress you’ve made, I did also somewhat liked the original…but the bottom fabric is really nice so your dress is better!

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    Aug 25, 2008, 04.22 PMby camilaustral

    i think the short one is way too short, the fabris is so beautiful and the longer version looks great :)

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    Aug 25, 2008, 10.06 AMby gjuliem

    WOW!!!! i LOVE the fabric

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    Aug 24, 2008, 11.42 PMby senasews

    gorgeous dress. I like your shoes, too ;-)

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    Aug 24, 2008, 10.49 PMby zebradeb

    Your dresses are awesome! complete and stunning transformations from the original..you are a very creative lady.

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    Aug 24, 2008, 09.41 PMby shortiey

    hey! yeah i heard that actually walmart is getting rid of their fabric dept altogether soon! so no more! so sad… =( thanks for the heads up on the clearance discount though! i’m going to have to stock up! =)

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    Aug 24, 2008, 09.30 PMby erdronen

    That fabric is beautiful! What a find! I love your dresses so far :) It is addicting, isn’t it? I’m finding the same thing. My mom also shops at thrift stores for garments to alter. She mostly does costuming though. Also, if you want another source for cheap fabric, try Wal-Mart! My local store is actually getting rid of their fabric, so it’s on clearance at 50% off (of already cheap cheap prices)! I bet there are others that are doing the same!

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