Saturday, July 9, 2011

Maxi Dress Mini Tutorial

Thanks for all the comments on the vintage sheet yellow maxi dress.  I really appreciate it and didn't expect such a positive response, thanks!
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For those that expressed interest in a tutorial to sew their own, I threw together a quick mini tutorial which is mainly text of how I made my dress.

I actually have 2 dresses cut out down on my kitchen counter to make a full PDF pattern with photographed step by step instructions and printable pattern pieces with 4 sizes.
This full pattern will hopefully be available by the end of the month, and available for purchase.

But for those that feel they don't want the full boat, here's the mini tutorial, I did it really quickly so don't expect much!
Print setting to "no scaling" or it may cut off the sides.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, that is awesome!!!!! I have a few sheets just sitting around sI might give this a whirl! Thanks for posting :)

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  2. Thank you so much! I've thinking about that dress ever since you posted it. =)

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  3. Thanks! I can't wait to make one!

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  4. You are a rocsktar. Seriously. I am on the lookout for a great border sheet... I have one that has a 60s illustration of Paul Revere and a 50 star American Flag. I might make that into one for the 4th next year. Ha!

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  5. Oh my goodness. You look beautiful in this dress! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!
    Connie

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  6. Thank you for sharing this tutorial! Your dress is so awesome!!! And I'm just this moment realizing that I think I have a vintage sheet (yellow, even) with a border print stashed somewhere in my fabric closet. Yay!!!

    I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-maxi-dress-from-a-vintage-sheet/2011/07/10/

    --Anne

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  7. How generous! Thanks so much for posting!

    If you need any help with laying out the full-on pdf file or watermarking your images/etc. I'd be glad to lend a hand. I'm a professional graphic designer with the expensive design software, so a lot of time the technical things that stump people usually take me no time at all.

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  8. I would love to know how you determined the dimensions/shape of your pattern pieces to be able to create a pattern to fit me. LOVE the dress! I look forward to seeing the pattern!

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  9. I love this! Plus you used vintage sheets?! I am in big LOVE :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. sorry--but it looks like a sheet

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    1. Everyone has there own opinion but when you can't say something nice say nothing at all and I think we all were taught this by are parents... in my opinion this is a GREAT DRESS. BUT THAT'S MY OPINION

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  11. This is great! A few months ago I bought a great sheet at the thrift store for just this reason but didn't know how to make one! Can't wait to try your pattern!

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