18.4.13

I Made a Dress!! woohoo!

Excuse the dodgy photo of me (it was late and I was tired!) but I have made myself a cute and simple little dress! Copying the shape of another dress, and keeping it really, really simple (ie no zips and buttons for me quite yet thanks!) I used an old bed sheet, some bias binding and some op shopped thread!

 
Here is how I put it together, I am not much of a sewer, so all you dress makers out there, try not to cringe too much about how many corners I cut!!
 
Chose and old sheet from my stash (went for autumn colours to celebrate the new season!)
 
cut out the shape of another dress I have

Chose some bright pink thread (picked this up in a bag of craft supplies from the op shop!)

no overlocker, so just zigzagged the exposed edges
 
started piecing it together
 

used some pretty bias binding on the arm and neck holes.

I'm a bit happy in my new little dress!!!!


much love, leaves and sunshine
Mezz x
 
 

16 comments:

  1. I love it mezz..well done. How do you get it on and off? Is it stretchy material or did u make ita bit loose so it can be put on and off? Maybe when im in my new house I will try one of these. Xx

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  2. hi lovie...the material isnt stetchy but the dress is an a-shape which means its wider at the bottem so can fit easily over my hips etc...maybe come ova and we can make one for u together!btw i just realised the shadow behind my head in the pic looks like some seriously awful mullet hair!

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  3. Very clever and very pretty-i love seeing vintage sheets turned into frocks, patchwork quilts aside its absolutely the best use of them. Happy weekend x

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    1. thankyou!yes quilts are always very exciting!x

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  4. It is so cute...well done on being ingenious with your creativity...will look nice with tight and a cardi too. xxx

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  5. thanks bron...yes i did just that yesterday for work..and boots too, of course!always boots.

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  6. Thats my kind of sewing! Love the final result!

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  7. Now this is just what I'd do...use up all my vintage sheets on fabulous frocks! It's great, well done!!! :) x

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  8. Thats a cutie love it and the colours....and so nice to see you too...Daisy j

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  9. Very clever, very cute! xo

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  10. awesome! you will have to attach a little 'mez makes' tag <3

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  11. gOOD FOR YOU -- IT LOOKS LOVELY X

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  12. Your dress looks really lovely!
    M x

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  13. thank you for all the lovely comments about my dress! I think I will make some more! Perhaps next time I share a photo with you I'll brush my hair first!! xx

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