An Everyday Party Dress

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I am absolutely in love with my final project for the 2013 Summer of No Pants.  It started with a vintage bed sheet and a copy of the Vintage Vogue V2903 pattern.

pattern and fabric

butterfly dress fabric

I absolutely love the print from the sheet.  The yellow tone on tone design with orange and white accents is beautiful.  You don’t often find something so subtle and fun in bedsheets anymore.

dress in progress

I made a few adjustments to my version of the pattern, leaving off the sleeves and yoke. I also cut almost a foot off of the hem.  I am only 5’4″ and I wanted a shorter party style dress instead of one that went almost to my ankles.

butterfly dress

I finished the bottom of the dress with a narrow rolled hem, and the neckline and arms with double rolled bias tape.

butterfly dress

The dress looks great by itself for an evening on the town, or with a simple cardigan for the office.  And best of all, it’s super fun to spin around in.

yellow butterfly dress

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  1. Diane on June 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Wow! This is a fabulous dress! You’re right-I haven’t seen such a beautiful print on a sheet in a while!

    • Andrea on June 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

      And projects like this one are why you can’t even find them at the Goodwill anymore. It seems like everyone I know cuts up old sheets for quilts and dresses.

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