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Take a shower?! ;)

Added Jun 2, 2008

by fashion1

Dresden, Germany






First of all: I don´t want to copy squirrellypoo´s Glastenburry dress!

Everytime when I was at IKEA, I saw this cool fabric and I thought “Why can´t it be a normal fabric?! Why it is a shower curtain?” And some day I saw it at the repository(?) for half the price. And so I must take it with me ;)!

I used the pattern from Burda Moden Maganzin 5/2007 number 124C, cause I sewed a dress for my sister with this pattern (pics come later).

I add a cotton lining for more wearing comfort. The shower curtain is to 50% cotton and to 50 % poleyster. So not a normal one. Feels like a normal fabric, but it has a coating for keep away the water, so I feel better with a cotton lining.

I modified the pleats, I sewed them about 10 cm on the dress, I think it looked better on me this way. I also cross the straps

I make a bag too. I was inspired by the bag patterns from ottobre design.

Material Notes

shower curtain from IKEA (50% cotton, 50% polyester);

cotton for the lining




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    Aug 30, 2008, 08.15 AMby kamelia

    Very very nice dress…, and what a funny idea with the choice of fabric…, your result is great!!

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    Jun 25, 2008, 02.29 AMby carolinesj

    WOW!!!! Your dress is beautiful!

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    Jun 24, 2008, 09.09 AMby smvphotography

    wow! you’re busy! lovely dress. ikea is awesome!

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    Jun 8, 2008, 02.39 AMby moti133

    so excellent. great dress and bag. proffessinal dress.

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    Jun 5, 2008, 04.03 AMby ursy87

    Beautiful – as always, what a great use of fabric that most people would not think of using!

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    Jun 4, 2008, 02.25 AMby milkyway

    Hello, what a coincidence, I’ve just finished yesterday the same pattern, I am going to upload the picture, it is a very nice dress, super easy

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    Jun 3, 2008, 11.41 PMby flower80

    Great dress and it fits perfect !!!!

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    Jun 3, 2008, 07.13 PMby jj1

    This is my fav. dress pattern, you did a great job. I have not yet found the right fabric. Congrats.

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    Jun 3, 2008, 06.47 PMby wendyxo

    This is gorgeous! Congratulations.

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    Jun 3, 2008, 08.35 AMby mmmrphs

    Beautiful dress! I like how you altered the pleats- it’s lovely. And the crossover straps! Well done.

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    Jun 3, 2008, 08.22 AMby adgentry

    It looks great! The pleats are perfect; and the style flatters you.

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    Jun 2, 2008, 09.58 PMby juebejue

    it looks very elegant! i wish i can make one that fit this well! and hey! its also a rain dress! :D

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    Jun 2, 2008, 06.21 PMby emrichkh

    Looks awesome! I love that you used a shower curtain…great conversational piece. The more I see people making dresses from the Burda magazines the more I know I have to get my hands on one!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 04.15 PMby yoshimi

    Stunning dress. It fits you perfectly!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 01.02 PMby vanessa

    Wonderful fit and fabric. And if it rains, your dress will still look great!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 12.40 PMby olyaboieru

    I like it very much! And don’t worry, one of my dresses is made of the cheapest fabric for shits and everybody asks me where can they buy this dress ;) So, yours looks great! :)

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    Jun 2, 2008, 11.26 AMby mandypandy

    Great dress! I love the pleats!!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 10.10 AMby squirrellypoo

    awesome dress!! I’m so happy I inspired you! :D

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    Jun 2, 2008, 10.05 AMby lcavagnolo

    Very cute!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 07.57 AMby antigone

    Drop dead gorgeous! It fits you perfectly and you look stunning! Great job! (I love the sunglasses too!!!!!)

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    Jun 2, 2008, 07.21 AMby polychromatin

    Wow, it looks so cool! You should definitely make more dresses, they suit you perfect!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 07.19 AMby nikkiclare68

    So pretty!!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 06.27 AMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful dress, the fabric is great!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 06.22 AMby imvisible

    beautiful! fits perfect!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 06.14 AMby christine-1

    it’s lovely!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 01.57 AMby naughtylittlepony

    Wow that is amazing, I love that it is waterproof! and the bag is too. I agree with everyone else; beautiful fit and fabric. You’re a star!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 01.26 AMby lybu

    Your dress looks amazing. Perfect fit. I love the colour of this fabric ( too bad it is not 100 % cotton )

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    Jun 2, 2008, 12.39 AMby toupinette

    okay, this dress is great, retro and modern. It’s fit you perfectly. Now, i’ m jealous ;-)))

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    Jun 2, 2008, 12.36 AMby queenb

    Stunning dress! And I love that fabric! I would have never thought of using Ikea fabric to make me something to wear.

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    Jun 2, 2008, 12.28 AMby susisonne

    Your dress looks amazing! It fits you perfect and your outfit looks very elegant! Cute bag.

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