Old Curtain | New Frock


It’s been a long time since I did a sewing post (mostly because the light has been so grim I’ve been putting off taking photos) but last week I made a dress and now I am finally posting I can’t think of anything much to say about it except once it was one of a pair of secondhand curtains from someone on ebay…

…and now it’s a dress!


Here are some details.

And this is the pattern I used, with a couple of adjustments – Simplicity 1080.

Version 2

I do think it’s a most lovely, cheerful, just-what-we-need-in-the-drab-days-of-February-fabric sort of dress :D

Happy Sewing!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare


22 thoughts on “Old Curtain | New Frock

  1. Catherine Pritchard

    You’ll be on the Great British Sewing bee next! I love the pattern but can’t quite see the number in the photo. Could you send it me please? Is the dress lined? It looks a nice easy shape that would suit lots of people. Maybe I’ll give it a go.


  2. Carol

    You have a great eye. I don’t much like the dresses on the pattern front, but your’s does not look like THEIRS at all. I think it’s so cool that you saw those curtains and envisioned them as a new dress. It’s beautiful.
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    xx, Carol


  3. Sandra :)

    Oh my goodness Janine – it’s beautiful! So springy and cheerful – and I can’t even tell you how much I love that it’s made from curtains – HA!! Like a few others have said – the originals in the pattern aren’t very striking, but your version really is awesome :) The blouse version would be pretty too!


  4. Benta Hickley

    Great save! And your dress is much prettier than the ones on the pattern! Funnily enough I have been making a dress out of old curtains today but I don’t think mine will be as great as yours!!!


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  6. Flashinscissors

    Wow, what a fab dress! Great fabric!
    Well done for “seeing” those curtains would make such a great dress!
    I love the dotty angel versions too – I used to follow her blog ….. but she stopped blogging! Such a shame!
    I like your blog and will be back to visit again!
    Barbara x


  7. Mary Baldwin

    I love your dress Janine. I have the pattern but hVent given it go yet. You mentioned some tweaks, I’d be interested to know what you did if you have time to say.


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