Sunday, January 11, 2009

No sew dress

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I made this. It is the easiest poncho/dress/kimono to make. No sewing (unless you want to hem it so it won't fray, then yes you need to sew) lucky for me this fabric doesn't fray (much) and I like the deconstructed look. I will be wearing it in Tokyo. I bought the fabric for $4 the other day at a 1 day only Lincraft sale. I bought heaps of fabric and have half finished a few other projects, will show you this week.

Instructions: Basically all you do is cut out a giant circle (fold some fabric in half, and then in half again and draw a curved shape in tailors chalk, cut along the line and open up, voila a circle.) Next cut out a head hole, try it on and work out where you want your belt holes to sit (you have 4 holes all up for the belt to come through) You don't need to do the belt part if you want just a poncho. So easy, it took maybe 30 minutes.

23 comments:

  1. It looks great! do you mind me asking, do you just cut a hole in the middle and its just that simple?

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  2. Thankyou for posting up the instructions! very much appreciated.
    i have a bunch of different fabric at home, and ive been using wanting to make cushion covers with them, but just never really happened.
    I might actually try your method out next week.

    Thanks for sharing again =)

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  3. really cool, love it!

    I found something similar this morning:

    http://www.chictopia.com/TeenUgly

    :)

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  4. this is so awesome, i will definitely try it out.

    have been reading your blog for sometime but this is the first time i've commented. simply love your idea for that dress :)

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  5. its as simple as cutting a circle. LOVE IT!
    i wanna make your scarf. so awesome...

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  6. whoa batman, you're quite productive (:<

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  7. I love anything that requires that little effort for that much coolness!

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  8. Due to lack of sewing machine, I love this idea...

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  9. wow, what a great dress! and good job on the bargain fabric too! xx

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  10. He he, that's awesome and looks so great on you.

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  11. The poncho looks great and it appears so easy to make. I love your photos, you are gorgeous with a sense of humour!

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  12. You look AMAZING! These are such great photos!

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  13. Nice reminds me of what I used make for my Barbie dolls.

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  14. this looks so cool and comfy!

    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  15. Loves it!!! You're always so creative Hayley!!!

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  16. scuch a cool look - I love it :)

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  17. You know, i'm not a fan of the whole fringe look, but that bags pretty cute (and a bargin!)

    Kirby
    www.skintbutstylish.com

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  18. what a clever bunny u are! will defo give this idea a spin thanx

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  19. btw meant 2 say love the posing - its an artform - i think u have the gift (i fancy myself as similarly gifted!)

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  20. you look so cute like that!!! I can't believe you made it yourself. awesome. Looks rad.

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