Scarlett O'Hara, eat your heart out.

  I thought some of you might have been wondering what I was making out of the reclaimed fabrics I showed you last week.  Behold!  Old curtains and tablecloth turned into a dress!

  A couple of things.  First, for those of you saying "hey!  She said her face was all broken out!  LIAR!"  ...nuh uh.  I has the photoshops.  Also, the vanity.  Mostly vanity.  Secondly, for anybody who is feeling like this dress looks mighty familiar, that's because it's actually this shirt.  I used the same pattern I had created from my store bought shirt and just made it long enough to be a dress.  I also added some pockets in, because I'm of the opinion that if you can easily add pockets to a dress, it's a sin not to.

  Don't hesitate to experiment with your patterns!  Once you know something fits you well, play with it.  Both the original shirt and the one I made from this pattern were in rayon.  It's kind of incredible how differently it all fits and lays in a cotton.

  I have the feeling this will be one of my favorite dresses this summer.

  Would in-seam pockets like the ones I did for this dress be something you would be interested in seeing?  Let me know in the comments.  I'd be happy to show you how I do them if there is an interest!

Stopping by from Sew Mama Sew and want to see more sewing projects?  You can find all of them in one place here.  Please feel free to look around though, I do a lot more than sew!

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  • 9/18/2012 11:58 PM Melissa wrote:
    Hi Erin, I'm new reader of yours, and I'm very excited to have found your blog. I know you might not read this comment since this post was a while ago... but if you do, I'd really like to see how you did the pockets! I'm sure I could look it up on google, but your way of explaining things is so clear to me. Love your blog, love the dress.
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    1. 9/19/2012 8:50 AM ecb wrote:
      Hey Melissa,
        You were so close to finding that tutorial on your own!  I actually wrote it up for the week after the's right here:  Hope that helps!

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