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Added Jun 7, 2010

by Geeky Seamst...

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ANOTHER dress made from a duvet cover! this time I went the whole hog and even re-used the press stud closure!! WHOOP!! upcycling ftw!!

I can’t get any pics off my phone at the moment so maybe will upoad back shots later.

I used the Ute blouse pattern as a base and added the circle skirt just like in grosgrains brilliant tutorial

I actually cut the circle skirt a little too big so had to gather it, result? EXTRA AWESOME!! ;-)

the whole story is here!

Material Notes

a superman duvet cover! and a little bit of bias tape THAT’S IT!!! XD XD XD



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Garment Type
Casual, Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Grunge, Other, Punk, Rock, Vintage



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  • Green_eyes_large

    Apr 16, 2011, 08.24 PMby frankiesoup

    I dunno why I haven’t looked through all your other projects before now (rather than just coveting your Space Raiders bag…) but this is just too awesome!

    I have a retro Sonic duvet cover that I’ve been meaning to turn into a suit for ages (Sonic on the front of the pencil skirt and the rings background for a waistcoat or something) and it’s so nice to see similar things out there and looking so uttery fabulous! Yay!

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      Apr 16, 2011, 08.44 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      haha, thanks, this is one of my favourite things in the world, unfortunately I made it 10 months ago and my sewing skills were not as good back then… if I could find the duvet cover again I’d make it again… but I’m always over critical of my own work… you always see mistakes no one else notices right?… anyhow… yes :-) duvet covers=EXCELLENT fabric for amazing projects

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    Jun 15, 2010, 09.23 PMby seussian

    I honestly can’t say how much I love this! I regret not buying the strawberry shortcake bed sheets I saw the other day! Good job, God bless, M

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    Jun 13, 2010, 08.46 PMby spcanadia

    next time i go to the thrift store, i’m definitely looking through the duvets. :D

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    • Seamstress_large

      Jun 13, 2010, 09.25 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      :D it’s a good idea! those kids can’t appreciate these things as well as we do anyhow!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.54 PMby cbyrne

    tis dress is so clever

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.20 AMby gelbegardinen

    Love it! Well done you! :)

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.07 AMby laurwyn

    I know some geeky boys that would love that!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 10.23 PMby mmaggiee

    really cute

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.51 PMby assets

    Looks COOL and Fun. I have them shoes great taste!!!

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    • Seamstress_large

      Jun 8, 2010, 05.44 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      lol <3 the shoes . I’m looking for some ‘superman blue’ tights to go with this lot :-) OTT? O yea!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.18 PMby Jodi Wade

    Cool. Now I want to find some super hero duvet covers! What does ftw stand for?

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    • Seamstress_large

      Jun 7, 2010, 08.20 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      “For the Win!” I don’t really know where it came from but it’s geek-speak for like ‘really really really awesome’ :-) :-) thankyou!

    • Black_pepper_large

      Jun 7, 2010, 10.35 PMby blaqkpepper

      Love this dress!
      FTW origanted with the ever popular MMO World of Warcraft about 5 years ago and caught on throughout other games and eventually everyday speak, and denotes awesomeness and excitedness, this dress is defently FTW.

    • Seamstress_large

      Jun 8, 2010, 05.43 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      thankyou BlaqkPepper :-)

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    Jun 7, 2010, 07.50 PMby jade86

    That looks AMAZING! I think i might have to copy you- possibly thundercats :) Well done X

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      Jun 7, 2010, 08.18 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      thankyou! you completely should! recycling kids duvet covers is the way forward!

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