A Vogue Dress, via Ikea.

by Chris Gardner

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They're sturdy, bold, and always under $10.00. And though intended for upholstery, Ikea fabrics can be entirely wearable.

From CraftyCrafty:

"I'm always impressed by DIY-ers who choose less obvious fabrics to make up their patterns (remember the shower curtain dress?) so I was instantly drawn to this delightful dress that Chic Steals made up from a Vogue pattern using Ikea's Patricia fabric. Ikea's a good place to find bold, clean and eyecatching...

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Sew a Newspaper Dress.

by Chris Gardner

Know how there's some really great final projects in the how-to blogosphere, but the means by which they getcha there are quite muddled and badly conveyed?

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This newspaper dress from PrixPrix sho ain't oneofum. With an Instructable as fine as the outcome, this "Old Gray Lady" dress created completely of the New York Times and thread (no tape, glue, or staples) will inspire you with every pleat, fold, and seam. These things can be done, friends, and this is how we do 'em.

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