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Dressmaking

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2008
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Reconned greco-roman dress from old sheet

It's kinda greco-roman ish...
very one-size fits all

It was much easier than it looks. I'll write up instructions if anyone wants them

how is it so one-size fits all?

no zipper or buttons or anything required! yay!

Instructions


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  2. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 1 2

    step 1
    cut a queen size sheet in half.
    discard one of these halves. (save it for later!)

    (the directions of the sheet will not change in these diagrams!)

  3. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 2 3

    step 2
    cut the half you still have in half

    keep both

  4. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 3 4

    step 3
    cut one of your halves in half

  5. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 4 5

    Step 4

    now you have 3 pieces,

    A- the widest one

    B,C - the two smaller ones

  6. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 5 6

    Step 5

    sew b and c together as shown, (this will be the garment's front)leave about 1/4 of the height unsewn.

    hem the newly created front of the neck.

  7. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 6 7

    Step 6

    sew b and c to a as shown. this will create the dress's sides. leave about 1/4th of the height unsewn. these are armholes which you should now hem.

  8. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 7 8

    Step 7

    pin the corners of b and c to a as shown in order to create a good neckline shape. you can guestimate the distance you want it to be. play with it and see what you like.

    this will create the back of the neckine to go along with the front.

  9. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 8 9

    Step 8

    gather the tops of the armholes or fold them depending on the look you want. make sure that they are even and then sew them together as shown.

    now is the time to hem the back of the neckline.

  10. How to recycle a sheet dress. Sheet Dress - Step 9 10

    Step 9

    belt it and you're done!

    I've included a pic of it without the belt as well as two different belts i've used with it.

    you can use ribbons, cords, belts, vines, snakes, whatever strikes your fancy!

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Comments

Kayla G.
Kayla G.

can you do more draping looking stuff? ur real good at it!!!

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Triceratops
Triceratops · Richmond, Virginia, US · 15 projects

Snakes do strike my fancy ;) I'm going to try this, I love Greek-Roman looking things!

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vintage90 v.
vintage90 v.

SOOOO CUTE!! Thanks for sharing i can't wait to try this!!! Is it knee length?

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vintage90 v.
vintage90 v.

SOOOO CUTE!! Thanks for sharing i can't wait to try this!!! Is it knee length?

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vintage90 v.
vintage90 v.

SOOOO CUTE!! Thanks for sharing i can't wait to try this!!! Is it knee length?

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Pam M.
Pam M. · 1 project

wow this is a cute dress !! luv to try it out !! thanx for sharinging!!

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Groshel ..
Groshel .. · 1 project

aha thankyou so much my sister needs a toga outfit made for freshers week at uni. so vair helpful Happy

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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA

How much fabric does it require if it is 115 cm. or 45" wide?

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Emily G.
Emily G. · 3 projects

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress Happy I was wondering....would it be possible to use a twin size sheet or no?

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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects

haha cute drawing on #9.

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