Monday, April 12, 2010

Ruffled Shirt ~Vintage Dress Repurpose~


Note: I have a special surprize at the end of this post, it is somethig to do with the fabric I used...hint hint hint ;)

In the last few posts, I wrote about the vintage dress I found at a thrift store and the things I made out of it.


I still had more fabric left, so I decided to make a top for the upcoming season. I just finished it...


The close up...


I used a pattern from Simplicity(2415), but I changed a few things here and there to make it mine. I made thin strips of ribbon to use as a belt. Also, I couldn't resist to add a feminine touch by adding ruffles in front. I LOVE how it turned out!

I can think of so many different ways to wear this shirt. For example, with some denim...


or, capris and other bottoms, but I think my favorite outfit will be with a white skirt...


accompanied by my favorite white straw hat...


I have a little surprize for you all... The skirt of the vintage dress was made from 4 panels of fabric. Now I am down to 1 panel. Since I had so much fun with this fabric, I thought you would too. I am doing a fabric giveaway!


The rules are simple:

1. Leave a comment on this post (you will get one entry)

2. Become follower of my blog and show me your beautiful face on my side bar (second entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back (third entry)

I will announce the winner on the night of Friday the 16th. What would you make if you win the fabric? A scarf? A bunch of flowers? The possibilities are endless.
I am really excited about this giveaway, I hope you are too. Have a nice week everyone!

84 comments :

  1. I love the top, well done! I'd really like to win this fabric. :)

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  2. Wow I would love to be part of your giveaway I just love what you have done here and would just love a piece of that yummy fabric. How sweet of you to part with it. I am a follower and will blog about this giveaway for sure.

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  3. I would love to win this beautiful fabric!

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  4. I love it love it love it !!!!
    I've been following everything you did with this fabric, it is faboulous, so you are :) I might make ruffles with it and sew them to my shirts, maybe a pin with fabric flowers, oh oh wait and one for my hat!!! I'm so excited.
    I am a follower and I'm linking on my blog -http://ebruozen.blogspot.com/right away. cheers,
    ebru (─░stanbul)

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  5. Cute top! I am so inspired to go find a floral vintage dress!

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  6. I am a follower of your blog! Happily!

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  7. Oh, how sweet of you! The shirt is absolutely amazing--good job!
    Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  8. I am also a follower! I think if I win this, I would have to try my hand at the scarf you blogged about--I have a soft spot for scarves. ;-)

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  9. I love your top! You always have such neat well made things. I would love the last panel of your dress to make some things for my Mom. I am refashioning some t-shirts right now for her and I am using some of your tutorials. I would love to make a flower corsage and if there is enough a scarf. She is a neat wonderful lady. She is 83 and dresses so cute! Thanks for the opportunity. Deb

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  10. You do great stuff and I love this fabric. Great give away, Thank you!
    asklisam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Beautiful fabric - I know I could make something really neat with this. Love your wreath from previous post.

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  12. You're amazing. Talk about more bang for your buck. You've done this to the ultimate with this up-cycle.
    Last week at sewing club one of the gals showed a wonderful scarf. Oh, how I loved her scarf. She used a panel of filmy fabric and added fabric blossoms to each end to lengthen the piece. It was so feminine, I swooned.
    This panel will work like a charm so that I will have a beautiful girly girl scarf of my very own.
    Thanks for blogging, we ♥♥♥♥ your posts.
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  13. here I am. I am your follower since... I don't remember... :-)
    beautiful skirt.
    bye bye from italy.

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  14. Pretty fabric, and pretty top. I think I would do a scarf. The fabric looks like it would work well for that!

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  15. I am an Rss follower. Did not see any where else to be a follower if that is where you wanted us.

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  16. I just subscribed to your blog and i can't get enough! My first project is going to be the scarf you made out of the vintage dress. Next, I'm gonna go flower crazy. I absolutely love your style and appreciate the time you took to make the tutorials. Thanks again!!!!

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  17. I would love to have this! Pick me!

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  18. I would love to win this fabric. It's so beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful! I recently purchased a new couch and I am in need of some pretty bolster pillows - that fabric would be perfect!

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  20. I love this blouse. Now I wish I had saved some of my favorite old clothes!

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  21. Oooh! I could have so much fun with that fabric! I am a follower of your blog also!

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  22. Gorgeous top! Love the ruffles.

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  23. i love this fabric! the blouse is a beautiful and feminine spring summer fashion! i would love to create one or more new creations with this fabric! in this print are some of my favorite colors! Blessings! from melody

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  24. I've shared your giveaway on my blog. I really, really, ummm, really want this gorgeous, lovely fabric. :)


    http://organizedchaos-caldeira.blogspot.com/

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  25. I just found your lovely blog a few hours ago! I love your clothing makeovers!
    Sarah
    handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com
    esgutierrez4@msn.com

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  26. I became a follower on your blog just a few hours ago. Thanks for the chance to win! Im not sure yet what I'd make with the fabric but Id love the chance to worry about that!:)
    Sarah
    handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com
    esgutierrez4@msn.com

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  27. I am amazed what you did with that dress. Seriously. :) The top is so pretty!

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  28. I love the fabric and the top you created it's like, wow...

    I'm not sure what I would create the scarf sounds like an idea.

    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

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  29. LOVE your ideas for this dress--thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Your top is beautiful! You are inspiring

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  31. Your shirt turned out really cute. I would love to win the fabric as I have been trying to find some springy fabric to make a scarf with.

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  32. I am a follower of your blog.

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  33. Wow, you have such an eye for style. There is no way I would have seen that dress and thought to turn it into that shirt. I would have passed it right by because of that cut. But, I LOVE the top!!

    I have don't know what I'd use it for, but I'm sure I could come up with something! :)

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  34. I just love your new top, i would like to use the fabric to make a pillow for my scrappin room, or use it for a beautiful layout.

    Denise
    mommiesmemorie@yahoo.com

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  35. I just love all that you have made for this 1 dress. You are truly an inspiration. I have been looking for a similar dress at thift stores near me but haven't found one yet. It would be awesome to win some of that wonderful fabric!

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  36. I am truly inspired by all you have done with this one dress and love all of it. I've been looking for one like it at the thrift stores near me but haven't found one yet. To win a piece of it would be great! Thank you for sharing your ideas as well!

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  37. WOW! This turned out so great! You are so talented!!

    Check out my new
    GIVEAWAY!!!

    ~Morgan

    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!

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  38. oooooh i have been searching our thrift shops for something remotely similar to this fabric so far i have found NOTHING so i would just love to win this panel, thankyou Satchiko for sharing all your projects on your lovely blog

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  39. Oh wow - I just found your blog( I am now a follower on bloglines)

    I saw your lovely scarf, so I went to the thrift shop on Saturday but couldn't find any fabrics I liked, so YES! I'd love to win a piece of your fabric! :-)

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  40. what a nice giveaway. I'd make flowers if the fabric was MINE

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  41. That pattern is so very very cute! i love it:)

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  42. I absolutely love your style! Everything you make has a romantic feel to it and is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. What a great giveaway! I loved this fabric from the very first time you blogged about it - would love to win it! :-)

    (Beautiful top, btw!!)

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  44. Such a gorgeous top! You're super clever!

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  45. So gorgeous and feminine! I love what you did with that vintage fabric!

    I'd probably make a pillow for my daughter's room if I won!

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  46. I just love that fabric, and you have done so much with it, beautifully I might add. I am a follower.

    Ginger

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  47. Love, love, love the top. Rather creative use of a dress for multiple projects. I'd happily take the final panel off your hands. :)
    amanda @ myramblings.ca

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  48. Wow! I love this shirt. You are so creative. I might make a scarf if I won.

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  49. I would LOVE that fabric! I am already coming up with ideas to use it!

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  50. Love this fabric!!! I think I would go with the fabric flowers...

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  51. And I blogged about the giveaway...

    http://cherryontopblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/long-time-i-didnt-have-any-time-to-blog.html

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  52. Love the top, love the fabric, I have been trying so remakes myself. I had an old yellow t-shirt and used your tutorial to make my grand daughter the cutest yellow ruffled t-shirt and it only took me about an hour from measurement to wearing.

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  53. Oh, thank you! I so admired your scarf, I've been watching in the thrift stores ever since for a dress of my own... :o)

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  54. Beautiful material, makes my imagination go a little wild. Hope I'm the one chosen.

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  55. This shirt is so beautiful! What great re-use of material! (My favorite pastime!) Kudos...really sweet!

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  56. I love the top you made - it is gorgeous!

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  57. I love the top you made. It is gorgeous!

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  58. That is a really cute blouse! Light and airy. I've never done the fabric do~over thing. Great idea, you have now given me a push towards giving it a try! Thank You!

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  59. Everything you make is so beautiful!

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  60. That is some wonderful fabric, and you have done such an awesome job of re-creating it. Jackie

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  61. So beautiful! What fun fabric. Except maybe you can accidentally send me the panel you've already made a shirt out of! :)

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  62. Too cute! Are are just amazing with redoing stuff! I just love it!!

    Check out my new
    GIVEAWAY!!!

    ~Morgan

    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!

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  63. Please pick me. I loves flowery fabrics. I am going to make a dress and add some ruffle to it. Sure it going to be a perfect dress :D

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  64. The top you made is soooo cute! I wish I had it! The fabric is beautiful as well!

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  65. OMG I love the top you made! Love the fabric, I think I just might have a dress like that somewhere in black that Im going to have to dig out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. I just signed up to be a follower too!

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  67. LOVE this... ruffley and feminine and fabulous!
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

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  68. I wish I could pull of that beautiful staw hat, like you do!

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