View Full Version : 1970s caravan curtain + charity shop skirt turned delicate summer dress...

27-07-2009, 12:11 PM
I appreciate this may also go in the recycled area, buuuut I thought I'd try my luck here forst, seeing as it is clothing :D

I was having a mad MAD panic.. I'd been organising a photoshoot for weeks now & promised to supply the wardrobe.. it was now the night before the shoot, and I had one.. unfinished dress!! AAAAHHHHHHHH PANIC! I quickly finished the first dress & all of a sudden I found this skirt in my huge 'reconstruction box', that I'd bought from a charity shop a couple of days before! I then raked about in my fabric stash and found a 1970s vintage caravan curtain that my gran gave me a few weeks before, fortunately the two went together perfectly! So I made a bodice and put the two together, this is how it all turned out :D

ps, the watermarks are there as the majority of my photography goes up online, you'd be surprised at how often these end up on myspace :(!

The whooooole thing!

Detail of the luffly 70s caravan curtain!

The back :D

Any comments & crit is greatly appreciated!!


27-07-2009, 01:16 PM
Oh well done. They say the camera doesn't lie so you have obviously made a beautiful job.

27-07-2009, 01:29 PM
WOW!!!! I'm soooooo impressed, it looks lovely :)

Freja xx

Fluffy Squirrel
27-07-2009, 05:50 PM
This is really lovely - nobody would ever have imagined it was a rush make in one evening - great work :D

27-07-2009, 06:27 PM
Gosh what a brilliant job there! You'd never guess that it uses old curtains.

27-07-2009, 06:30 PM
That's gorgeous! Well done you! Very retro :p

27-07-2009, 09:19 PM
gosh how beautiful :o would never have known was made from old curtains!!!!!

28-07-2009, 09:19 AM
A lovely looking dress, though from your description of materials I had expected to see something retro - I think I prefer what I saw :)

28-07-2009, 09:26 AM
Very professional a beautiful dress.

Aviya Glass
28-07-2009, 10:13 AM
So pretty and delicate! I am not sure what I was expecting :D but caravan curtains don't usually top the style awards. That is amazing and I wish you all the best with the shoot!

28-07-2009, 11:51 AM
Oh, that is so pretty and very feminine. I love it!

17-08-2009, 10:44 AM
Wow! That's absolutely beautiful! I would definitely wear that!

How did you make that out of curtains?! haha! Impressive :D

18-08-2009, 12:19 PM
It's beautiful - and extra points for it being recycled/repurposed :)

07-09-2009, 05:03 PM
OMG I am sooooooooo jealous of you for being able to make something like this!!!

21-09-2009, 08:41 PM
Wow! Looks fab!

LunarraStar Jewellery
22-09-2009, 11:15 AM
It looks amazing, really!

Modelled well as well :)