Sunday, 19 September 2010

THE FINAL CURTAIN....

This what Saturday night boredom does for you......

After having dinner and watching X Factor with Hubby, we couldn't find anything we really wanted to watch on TV, so Hubby played PSP and decided to see if I could make a dress in a night....

One Butterick pattern £6.00. Cut to size 14, (and that just fits, think I need to lose an inch or two!).

One pair of curtains from the charity shop £6.00.
The fabric for the these is really heavy and quite thick to work with and where I was to gather the fabric I put pleats that laid flat in instead, on the skirt and on the shoulders. I haven't hemmed it yet, but I can sit and do that in front of the TV tonight.



Think I might be making more, I am going to hunt out a sightly thinner curtain fabric and make the wiggle dress next. So if you a hording old curtains of funky fabric and you are looking for an individual look, look no further.
Kx

18 comments:

  1. That was incredibly industrious for a Saturday night! Love the dress, that is a great pattern.xx

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  2. Wow, great dress. What is the attern number.

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  3. Wow, gorgeous dress but how the hell did you make that in one evening! It would take me a week I think. It is a great pattern. x

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  4. what a beautiful dress and you must be an amazingly quick seamstress to get it done in one night! love the style :)

    ps: can you believe they let the girl in on X factor with those awful eyelashes??

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  5. The dress looks fab! It's amazing what can be achieved when there is nothing on the telly! Although I'm not sure I'd have been able to get it done in an evening!

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  6. Fab dress, you must sew super fast!

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  7. How on earth did you make that stunning dress in one night!! :-) xx

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  8. WOW! You made that in ONE night? Amazing! I love it. Thank you for coming to visit my blog, glad you like it ;) I think we have a mutual love for reusing vintage curtains!!

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  9. what an achievement in 1 night well done !!!

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  10. Looks amazing & i love the poses, too much fun for one night!! Love Posie

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  11. That is amazing!! Love it!

    You guys sound like me and my husband... he plays a computer game while I crochet or sew. haha

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  12. Can't believe you made that in one night, it looks amazing!!

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  13. Wow! You made a dress out of curtains! How Scarlet O'Hara of you!

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  14. Beautiful! It looks great on you.

    Thanks for the bird tutorial below this post. I'll have to try it now :)

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  15. Gorgeous!
    I dont know how you manage to make that in an evening!

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  16. Wow! I've got that pattern, and some blue brocade curtain fabric- guess that's my evening planned!

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