Jodie Carleton is a genius. She designed and created this dress first; I just stole her idea. Well, stole with her permission that is. What is it that they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Ya, let's go with that.
My momma showed me the original selvedge dress on Jodie's blog and I fell instantly in love. I had to own one for myself. So, my mom emailed Jodie and asked her if it would be alright if we used her idea, and made one ourselves. Obviously, she said yes, and even included pointers on how to make it. Thanks Jodie!
So, here it is. My version of Jodie's creation that happens to look a lot like hers. (What can I say? I love vintage dresses). The only difference is that my selvedges come from my heaping collection of fabric, and Jodie's selvedges come from her collection.
Oh, and for those of you that don't know what a selvedge is, it is the itty bitty piece of junk on the edge of every piece of fabric. And rather than throwing away those itty bitty pieces, I cut them off and individually sewed each of them onto that adorable pink polka dot fabric.
Photos courtesy of sister dearest.