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Sugar Stripes Dress

Added Mar 28, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Are you someone who likes to “turn thrift store finds into fabulous designs”? Quilter & seamstress Jenny Wilding Cardon has just come out with a fabulous book, ReSew, which teaches you how to do just that. This cute little number was made from a twin-sized fitted bed sheet & a spandex top. Want to take a stab at your own Sugar Stripes Dress? Click the “Instructions” tab at top left for the free tutorial and make yourself something sweet.

Want to add this inspiring book to your sewing library? Comment to win in our blog post. ReSew was published by Martingale & Company, publisher of many more sewing and quilting titles you may love.

Material Notes

Women’s Medium dress yields: 66″ × 96″ twin sized bed sheet (100% cotton), 1 women’s top to fit (95% cotton, 5% spandex).




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Mod, Preppy
Cotton, Blends


Author & Designer

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    Apr 7, 2011, 06.46 AMby skyemom

    I am totally fascinated by reusing thrift store finds to create fashion. I am always looking for ideas about it.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 12.48 PMby ckinger2817

    I love the transformation! Resewing is great because there are such great patterned items in thrift stores that just have no body to them. The bonus is that they are much less expensive as well!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 07.23 AMby Evelyn Vogt

    I love resewing! I have to check out that book! My daughter loves the sweater skirts I made her using sweaters I picked up from the thrift shops. I just about died when after I cut up this gorgeous wool sweater into the skirt pieces and saw the label. It was a $100 lambs wool sweater. The skirt came out beautiful and my daughter poo pooed it. Now her friend wears it and loves it. I used the sleeves for leg warmers. Her favorite skirt came from a hideous Christmas gift sweater my hubby got years ago. (go figure!). Anyway I can’t wait to see what else I can resew!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 01.11 PMby aspilker

    Wow- super cute and creative transformation. It’s hard to believe!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 10.03 PMby pipetpeople

    This dress is so cute!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 08.24 AMby Maryanne Docker

    I have recently caught the re-sewing bug and have been having fun re-cutting adult size cloths for my girls. It is so exciting to visit an outlet store and dig through their “Mend Me” baskets. Cloths that I have bought for an absolute bargain because of broken zips or minor holes are turned into new outfits for my girls within hours. I’d love a copy of this book to get some re-sewing inspiration for myself – I haven’t done any adult size stuff yet!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 05.16 AMby playswithneedles

    I just checked this book out from the library – its an awesome book!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 03.26 AMby sewitstyle

    Love the hem detail with the red squares.

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    Mar 29, 2011, 11.05 PMby seh

    Just watched the great promo video for the book – if you think this dress idea is good, have a look at the other re-sew ideas / designs presented in the book ! Very impressed (with both the promo video and the ideas). Worth adding to sewing library.

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    Mar 29, 2011, 10.11 PMby StitchayWoman

    Great project — I totally want to make this now. Can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 09.51 PMby kitty2010

    I have just entered the thrift shop world and attempt to resew odd bits and pieces, so this has been a fantsatic post to help me to continue on this adventure! Watch out vintage bed sheets I am out to resew you!!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 07.52 PMby cheritwist

    Great idea for the hem and collar details. Very cute!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 07.43 PMby momof11

    Very Cute!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 06.41 PMby cheschiiire

    Love the collar!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 09.31 PMby sandybutler

    Who knew that wearing a bed sheet could look so darn cute.!!!!!

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      Mar 28, 2011, 10.37 PMby thewildcards

      Oh my gosh your comment made me laugh out loud. Thank you for sharing your hilarious thought!

      Jenny (author of ReSew)

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    Mar 28, 2011, 08.18 PMby gr8coles

    Such a clever idea, and darling dress!

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