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shoulder-tie dress

Added Jul 13, 2008

by maya511

Los Angeles, Cal...






A summer dress made from a pretty lavender duvet cover I got for $3.99 at the thrift shop. I honestly cannot stop scouring thrift stores for cheap fabric! I used a very easy vintage pattern I won on ebay — Simplicity “Jiffy” series, #7520. To spice things up, I used a contrasting floral fabric for the inset. I shortened the length so I’d have a sassier, poofier skirt, but didn’t do a very good job creating an even hem, so the back is visibly shorter than the front. Woops. I’m hoping maybe I’ll start a trend? Anyway, if it really gets to me I’ll just have to shorten the front to even out. Overall, I’m happy with the outcome of this quick and easy project.

Material Notes

Thrift store duvet cover. 100% cotton.




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    Jun 5, 2009, 08.20 AMby madebymanda

    I have the same pattern. I love your interpretation!!! Very cute!

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    Jul 18, 2008, 08.34 AMby olyaboieru

    Such a nice dress!

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    Jul 15, 2008, 08.47 AMby toupinette

    very cute!!!!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 05.40 PMby karencilla

    oh maya! this looks beautiful!!!, i wish i could find patterns here in Panama, specially like these. Btw, you cut your hair?? it looks gorgeous!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 02.00 PMby camilaustral

    pretty! you look great

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    Jul 14, 2008, 10.26 AMby nenasew

    I like your dress a lot. The back is beautiful. I am going to have to try thrifting soon.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 09.13 AMby fabricaddict

    So pretty! and i love what you did with the floral inset!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.35 AMby polychromatin

    Looks so nice! Really great result!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 07.59 AMby nikkiclare68

    Oh, I really love this dress!! Another great creation!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 05.09 AMby maldrich

    Darling. I love the lopsided hem. It makes me feel like I’m not the only one who does them… and wears them too :D

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