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DIY: Sherlock Inspired Sheet Dress


DIY: Sherlock Inspired Sheet Dress

Just when I thought I couldn’t get any crazier, I decided to swathe myself in sheets and leave the house like Sherlock.

Sheets are really an underutilized resource. Where else are you going to find almost 3 yards of 81″ wide fabric (full sized flat sheet) fully hemmed for $15-ish (or much less if you go to the Goodwill or a garage sale) with a bunch of extra fabric for stuff like sashes and sleeves and bows if you get a sheet set? This dress is modeled after the horrendously overpriced Le Sac dress from American Apparel, the easiest dress to make ever. I don’t sew well, I sew pretty poorly, in fact, and I don’t even own a sewing machine. If you can follow directions and sew hems and seams with a plain old straight stitch (i.e. sew some long straight lines), you can do this. You could fabric glue this thing together and it would still look great.

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a Sherlock Prom to attend. Do you think this will make for a dramatic entrance?

DIY: Sherlock Inspired Sheet Dress

12 thoughts on “DIY: Sherlock Inspired Sheet Dress

  1. this is absolutely fantastic! I love it! Now I want to make one, and I don’t even sew either, I’m terrible at it, or just not very patient. 🙂 but this… I want to do this. 🙂

  2. Would love to try, but would you please clarify steps 2,4, and 5?

  3. I think I figured it out, what confused me was which piece of fabric and which side of those pieces I was supposed to be sewing together. Thanks for the awesome post 🙂

  4. Wher does the length of your dress go down to?

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