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Summer Symphony Dress

Added Oct 3, 2010

by seahorsecaptain

Michigan, United...






I made this dress from a thrifted bed sheet. So comfy! I used a vogue pattern (v1102) but made quite a few changes. I lengthened the bodice to the waist instead of the empire waist, changed the neckline slightly, shortened and widened the ties and made a gathered skirt instead of the flared circle skirt.

The fit isn’t perfect and my zipper skills still need a bit of work.

I made this dress in June to attend the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform the score to Psycho. It was awesome!

Material Notes

Soft cotton bed sheet




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    May 16, 2011, 11.49 AMby aggelicat .)

    such a lovely dress!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.28 PMby yesicap416

    <3 love =] i will make something similar to this =]

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    Oct 4, 2010, 12.39 PMby charlotteauzou

    I love bows and on the back of the dress, it is really lovely !

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    Oct 4, 2010, 07.42 AMby louisebarbara

    awesome dress, well done.

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.13 AMby nishavinod2009

    lovely back

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    Oct 3, 2010, 11.34 PMby gillthecat

    it looks fab your facial expression is priceless, and well done for using a sheet more people should use thrifted things, very stylish and sweet well done you

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      Oct 4, 2010, 11.24 PMby seahorsecaptain

      ;) The boyfriend caught me between words, I think!

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    Oct 3, 2010, 11.29 PMby sewenggirl88

    i like the changes you made to the original pattern, and the white is very striking.

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    Oct 3, 2010, 06.12 PMby lunatepetal

    beautiful! love the big bow tie on the back :)

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    Oct 3, 2010, 05.45 PMby chillwear

    I like your version better then the pattern. I have this pattern and now I’m more motivated to make this dress and apply your version to it. Bravo!

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      Oct 4, 2010, 11.23 PMby seahorsecaptain

      Thanks, I thought lowering the waist gave it a more classic/vintage look. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

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    Oct 3, 2010, 05.27 PMby tejka


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    Oct 3, 2010, 05.13 PMby kezi

    Ive seen this pattern and it is absolutely adorable! I really like the changes you’ve made and love the back, so great you used a bed sheet, it looks lovely :)

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