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Upcycled Dress turned Pillow

About 10 years ago my friend traveled to West Africa and he brought me a dress made from Bògòlanfini or bogolan ("mud cloth"). The dress was several sizes too large so it sat in my closet untouched. I absolutely love the fabric and wanted to display it in a prominent way - I decided to do what I do best - make pillows. [caption id="attachment_1097" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The Dress"][/caption] I agonized about cutting up the dress, but my friend gave his blessing and I went for it. I was able to make two 22x22 pillows covers. I added a feather and down pillow insert and I am loving the result. [caption id="attachment_1098" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The Pillow"][/caption] Notice the fringe detail at the bottom of the dress? I kept it - I think it adds interest. [caption id="attachment_1096" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Before and after"][/caption] They made a great addition to my holiday decor - red, green, white. Now that the holidays are over, I think I will move them to the guest room or maybe to my bedroom. [caption id="attachment_1103" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="They look great on my red couch."][/caption]

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