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The £3.60 dress

Added May 29, 2010

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...




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Yep, and it took just an hour to make. I liked this remnant and made it into a dress with kimono sleeves without using a pattern. I violated several sewing laws: sewed wrong sides together (and not because I was making a french seam!); used mismatching thread; didn’t even out my hem, in fact I didn’t hem at all but used the self edge instead; didn’t bother to stitch closed the underarm seams and left unfinished edges everywhere. It felt naughty!

Looks equally cool over skinny jeans, heels with a mismatched long sleeved top underneath or with biker boots and coloured tights.

Not the best picture I’ve ever taken of a project, but I’m feeling especially lazy today!

Material Notes

printed cotton jersey fabric remnant, thread.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Rock

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    Jul 4, 2010, 01.51 AMby skratchd

    love the material. very nice.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 05.46 AMby adeleg

    That looks awesome – you did a great job on that dress.! I wish I could find fabric like that where I live!

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    May 31, 2010, 08.23 PMby storres56

    I am loving your dress. The fabric is so cool. There are no rules in fashion!

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    May 31, 2010, 06.30 PMby assets

    Looks COOL!!!

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    May 31, 2010, 08.04 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    That fabric is so cool! Sod the rules, it was quick, easy and you are pleased with the results, that matters much more!

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    May 30, 2010, 06.08 PMby runningwithscissors1

    To hell with the rules… Whatever works to make it happen is what I figure.

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    May 30, 2010, 02.49 PMby kelepso

    I’ve never had any formal training in sewing, so I make up my own rules too. I think it looks pretty fabulous. I think you did a great job.

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      May 30, 2010, 03.52 PMby flosiepoos

      Thanks! Sometimes rules don’t matter, do they…

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      Jun 1, 2010, 01.46 AMby kelepso

      NOT AT ALL!!!

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