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If you have a dress that you like the fabric of but don't think you will wear, don't despair, it can be transformed and enjoyed in a different form!

If you have a dress that you like the fabric of but don't think you will wear, don't despair, it can be transformed and enjoyed in a different form!

Unpick the dress and iron flat. The skirt alone yields more than enough triangles in this dress

Unpick the dress and iron flat. The skirt alone yields more than enough triangles in this dress

I used the tutorial at this blog http://www.glorioustreats.com/2012/06/how-to-make-a-fabric-bunting.html which involved a cardboard triangle template 6.5" across the base and 8.5" high.

I used the tutorial at this blog http://www.glorioustreats.com/2012/06/how-to-make-a-fabric-bunting.html which involved a cardboard triangle template 6.5" across the base and 8.5" high.

(This fabric is doubled over). Pin the triangles at their corners to hold when cutting

(This fabric is doubled over). Pin the triangles at their corners to hold when cutting

Cut! I got 18 triangle pairs out of the skirt block

Cut! I got 18 triangle pairs out of the skirt block

With right sides together sew down the long edges

With right sides together sew down the long edges

Trim the sharpest tip to debulk when turning inside out

Trim the sharpest tip to debulk when turning inside out

Turn inside out and use a pin to pick out the hard to get at tip

Turn inside out and use a pin to pick out the hard to get at tip

Iron ensuring that the sewn seams are right on the edges (making the flags as big as possible)

Iron ensuring that the sewn seams are right on the edges (making the flags as big as possible)

Now to join the flags together with the tape. I accidentally got the narrow type, feel free to go wider

Now to join the flags together with the tape. I accidentally got the narrow type, feel free to go wider

Double the tape over (with the hems inside) and sew together to make an end to tie (75cm or so)

Double the tape over (with the hems inside) and sew together to make an end to tie (75cm or so)

Now! Sandwich the open end of the first flag inside your doubled over tape to give a neat finish. Keep sewing beyond the flag for 2 cm then do the next.. And the next..

Now! Sandwich the open end of the first flag inside your doubled over tape to give a neat finish. Keep sewing beyond the flag for 2 cm then do the next.. And the next..

Then another..

Then another..

And another

And another

When you've run out of flags make a tie length at the other end, and you're done!

When you've run out of flags make a tie length at the other end, and you're done!

But then I realized that I hadn't fully utilized the top of the dress

But then I realized that I hadn't fully utilized the top of the dress

And these buttons shouldn't go to waste

And these buttons shouldn't go to waste

So sew to the ends to embellish!

So sew to the ends to embellish!

Looks lovely on the fence in the front patio!

Looks lovely on the fence in the front patio!

I am using this to decorate for a garage sale. But it can keep on giving for many occasions yet!

  • 1.0 Dress with a fun pattern
  • 5.0m Bias tape, comes in many colours
  • 1.0 A4 sheet cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Sewing thread