Wednesday, 20 March 2013

vintage sheet dress









the vintage fair on the weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my first (successful and complete) dress constructed from a vintage floral sheet. i'm very happy with how it turned out and am currently cutting out another one ready to stitch up.
now the zip is a bit wonky and the hem may be a bit uneven but i figure practice makes perfect and with this dress being so comfy and the ideal base for Autumn layering i should have the construction perfected as i make one in every colour of the rainbow.
this turned out to be an inexpensive piece too. 50c for the pattern from Vinnies, $2 for the sheet and 50c for the zipper.


joining in with wardrobe wednesday

20 comments:

  1. Love the cut and the fabric is so pretty. Well done you! xo

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  2. It's beautiful Zara and the fabric you picked is really pretty and what a gorgeous bargain as well. xx

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  3. bargain! Looks fabulous xx

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  4. What a lovely day out it must have been. Weather was perfect in Orange on Sunday, too. Hi Zara, I thought of you while having brekky at Dotted Eight on Monday morning (when it was too early for Vinnies to be open!!)
    Love your V.S. dress, it turned out great. We have a local shop selling these V.S. dresses now ... for $78!! You need to make some to sell on a market stall in your new location.
    X

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  5. How lovely! What a pretty sheet/dress!

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  6. Magnificent! You've done a champion job lovely Zara :) x

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  7. gorgeous, you clever thing!

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  8. Its a lovely dress and great vintage fabric. Im yet to try understand patterns so well done!

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  9. It's gorgeous on you! Very pretty x

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  10. Clever you! Very cute. And a perfect outing for your new dress. Yep, I can see it with tights and a cardi as well. You need another one for sure. :)

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  11. Oh that dress is wonderful Zara and will be perfect layered with a cardi, tights and boot in the cooler months. Well done.
    x

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  12. Such talent!!! I might add a skinny belt, and agree this is going to be fun to layer in winter. You choose a beautiful pattern/colour and I can't wait to see what's next. Thanks so much for joining up with WW xo

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  13. Yay! it's beautiful miss :) well done, can't wait to see more xx

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  14. Gorgeous! Love the shape and pattern!

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  15. Clever and bargain of the year or sure. I have been making some grown up clothes. It is so satisfying isn't it? I haven't been brave enough to model them but maybe I will. You look very cute I your new dress Zara.

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  16. Beautiful job Zara! I believe there's no greater satisfaction in the world of fashion that when people ask you about your outfit you can say that you made it yourself :)

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  17. That looks fab! Well done.

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  18. I've been dropping by here a bit so finally I'm stopping long enough to say hello. I love your dress and am inspired to try sewing for myself.
    PS Before I came to Norfolk, I was Bathurst girl. Not too far from you I think :)

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  19. You did a marvelous job on the dress.. I like the flair on the bottom of the dress.

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