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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Eco-Friendly, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Cute
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What materials did you use? I found a flowery print rayon shirt-dress in the Bargain Bin (99 cents a pound) at the Goodwill Thrift Store, so it literally cost me less than 99 cents! I took it apart and reconstructed it into this cute 1940s style dress (or a summery top, for the modest woman!). The green halter straps were made from a silk blouse also found in the Bargain Bin (Im estimating about 25 cents for this fabric) and the buttons on the back closure were repurposed from the shirt-dress.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I was able to get all the panels, necessary for the princess seaming, from one dress. It took some manipulation on my part, but I made it work!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't worry if it doesn't work, especially using such inexpensive fabric...you can always go hunt down some more bargains!

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wow! That's awesome!!

04/20/2012 Flag

Thank you so much!

04/20/2012 Flag

Yes, I agree with boxer Mom. Great job !

04/21/2012 Flag

Thank you very much!

04/22/2012 Flag

You're good!

04/30/2012 Flag

Thanks! It was a personal challenge :)

04/30/2012 Flag