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Thursday, July 18, 2013

anchor dress

I've been loving all the anchor fashion out there on Pinterest and Etsy! Luckily, I still had some fusible fabric paper left over from my last pillow case project (find the tutorial here), so I could stow one on my beach cover up! My inspiration for my dress came from this anchor top from Olivia Paige Clothing on Etsy
Olivia's top has a cool pinup look! Sorting through my thrifted top basket, I found some bold stripes to up-cycle. After ironing in place (tutorial link above), I machine stitched my anchor around the edges.
We've got record temps this week, and this dress will be perfect for the beach or boardwalk! 
 My project was featured:
anchors away dress by Sew Sweet Vintage


74 comments:

  1. I really like the striped anchor!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. I featured your dress at this week's Submarine Sunday link party! :-)

      Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    2. Cool! Thank you so much! I'll be stopping over:)

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  2. Cute dress! The color is great and the anchor is fun!

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  3. Cute project! I love to recycle thrifted clothing. Looking forward to seeing more of your efforts. Sally

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  4. Hi Michele! Love the dress! You look great in it! I love how you used thrifted clothing to make the anchor! Thanks for the pillow tutorial to show us how it's done! I'm loving the nautical look too! Blessings from Bama!

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  5. Hi Michele, this dress that you made is so pretty, you did a great job. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Crocheted American Flag dishcloth. Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. perfect! I love the color, the style and the anchor. Have fun and stay cool

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  7. Ooh, love it. The upcycled striped fabric you used for the anchor really makes the dress!

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    1. Thanks, I was really torn about cutting up that striped shirt:)

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  8. Hi Michele, I love your dress the anchor looks great!Elisa - Lemon & Lime Thyme

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  9. It gives your dress a whole new, custom and cool, look. I love the addition of the anchor and well...now, I am kind of obsessed with anchors now too (thanks to you!).

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  10. Love this dress...looks so comfy!

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    1. Thanks! It's great for so many uses, pajamas, out or beach!

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  11. that is adorable! i love the anchor and color- so cute!

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  12. You look adorable in your anchor dress! Great job, Laura

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  13. Very cute idea! Thanks for visiting me.

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  14. That is such a cute dress and so perfect for summer! Pinning!

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  15. That is such a cute dress and do perfect for summer. Pinning!

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  16. This is so cute! Thanks for dropping by tinysidekick earlier! Pinning!
    Corey from www.tinysidekick.com

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  17. how cute is that?! Love that striped fabric too! Great job.

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    1. It was a toss up to use that shirt for anchors or a skirt:) Thanks so much:)

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  18. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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  19. What a cute dress! I love the anchor. Would be perfect for a day at the beach!

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to get another becah day:)

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  20. so cute!!! Wish I sewed!! darling!!!

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    1. You don't really have to sew the edges! Just wash gentle. I love no-sew stuff:)

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  21. This is adorable and perfect for summer! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts...newest follower!

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  22. Love it! You look like a real beach babe! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. So perfect for summer- what an easy, cute DIY project! Love the preppy feel and combo of nautical blues. I can just picture someone making matching mommy/daughter coverups.
    Have a great week :)

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    1. That would be so cute for mom and daughter! Thanks for visiting:)

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  24. I am loving all things anchors and nautical this summer. That dress is adorable!

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    1. Anchors are everywhere:) Thank you and thanks for coming by:)

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  25. that dress is perfect on you! there is something so pretty and cool about anchors during summertime.

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    1. Your sweet thank you! Luv, stripes in summer too:)

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  26. Definitely a cute dress! The anchor just says summer! Cute mirror pic too! :)

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    1. Awe, thanks! I couldn't find my tripod:)

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  27. The dress turned out so well! Anchors are so en trend right now. I love the stripes with the royal blue.

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    1. Yes, anchors everywhere! Thanks very much for visiting:)

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  28. Ooooh I need one of these! So cute. Of course I would need to wear a bathing suit to need a cover-up....and that's not likely to happen.

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    1. Thank you! I wear this for pajamas and when it's hot too:)

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  29. I love the anchor and even love it more that you did it in a black and white stripe! Super cute and super summery!! An easy way to dress up a plain tee or cover up! I would love it if you shared it at my Weekend Beautiful blog party too!! :-)
    Shawna

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  30. Love your dress! That colour is just wonderful, and the anchor is so nautical and fun.

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  31. What an adorable dress...perfect for the beach and warm weather!

    ~Trisha

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  32. I am a HUGE fan of blue. And stripes. So this added touch is right up my alley! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! Just can't get enough stripes:) Luv um!

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  33. I love your anchor dress! So pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you. Summer is going by too fast! Gotta make another:)

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  34. This is adorable! Love it! Thanks for stopping by Stringtown Home.... I'm excited to be following you on Bloglovin' so I don't miss anything! EEEEEek!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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  35. Great dress!!!I'm your new follower-amazing sait!!!
    big hugs
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/

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