Thursday

vintage fabric=new dress construction!

I am making a vintage 1973 dress out of a vintage sheet. I love the details, and the workers in the costume shop told me that the fabric is rare. :D
The instructions actually look pretty easy!
It's the second gray dress! I got the pattern at Salvation Army for .79 cents! Woop woop! This will be the least expensive piece of clothing I have made.
AND just in case you didn't already see it (here or here) my blouse is done! I actually wore it to a friend's birthday party last weekend! :)
love, polly :)

15 comments:

Lynn said...

can't wait to see the finished product, i know it will be so lovely! i once made a skirt out of an old chenille bedspread from childhood, i'll keep it forever. um and cat friend - i love you!!!! ♥

BarnKitten said...

That fabric is soo pretty. I love that it is simplistic but detailed at the same time. I can't wait to see the end result. And the kitty is so cute, I love that gray patch over it's eye.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

The fabric is really beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product... and to finally start to learn to sew one day! ; )

Your blouse looks phenomenal by the way. You must have a special glow of pride when you wear something you've made!

Marja said...

I can't wait to see the finnished product! Im positive its going to look great! Great deal on getting it. Thrift stores are always surprising us arent they?
Goodluck with making it!!

Marja <3

The Lilac Rabbit said...

Your top came out great! I'm sure your dress will be just as beautiful.

Jan said...

That blouse is completely darling! Red buttons! Genius!

Jan said...

I'm loving your new header! Who are the people in the photobooth pics? They look so sweet :)

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

Wow a rare fabric, that is cool! i dont think we have that kind of stuff here!
i'm going to pick costume design next year. I really like what you are doing, and the post before, wow.. you have that kind of subject?! Make up for theater...that is so awsome! I dont think we will have that... I love the dress you will be making, so cute!

xoxo

Marisa Noelle said...

That some seriously gorgeous fabric - can't wait to see the end result. Also - love the blouse and the cat - both utterly adorable:) xx Marisa

Eva said...

adorable kitty!
also, that sounds amazing, can't wait to see it!

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Elia said...

you inspire me to want to make a dress. once i get my sewing machine that will be my first project. haha.

yeah, i went to siuc that's where i met the one and only kyle. he keeps me insane in this overly serious world.

Rachel said...

Such great stuff! Impressed.

cb said...

that shirt is awesome!!! fantastic job lady!!! i love the red buttons, makes it that much cuter!!!

xo,
cb

Alyssa Mae said...

just came across your blog from elsie! I have this pattern too! It was my moms when she was younger, and used it to make her graduation dress! I can't wait to see the finished dress! Maybe it will get my butt in gear to use this pattern too!

Suzanne Amlin said...

Oh, I'm such a pain, I'm browsing a bunch of old entries on your blog (via the sidebar buttons) but I must know: how did the dress come out? The fabric is so lovely!

Suzanne
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