The Belle of Churchill – Upcycling Old Duvet Cover into Pink Ruffled Dress

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Hello Internet!

And hope all of you are doing great. We like to see the brighter side of all that is happening nowadays.
I know you all enjoyed my DIY and upcycling projects recently, and I promised that I will keep you updated. 

Do you remember that gorgeous blue ruffled dress

Good, coz in this blog I’ll share with you what happened to the other half of that old duvet.

I mean seriously, I am getting crazy upcycling old duvet covers! The fabrics are so versatile to work on, their prints are fun and lively, and best of all – I got these old duvets for FREE.



Just like I always say, I’m not a professional fashion designer, and only knows the basic stitching, and I love wasting my time on creating things that others couldn’t be bothered. I have a lot of time in my hands, what can I say?!

Sayonara old duvet!

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I am having fun playing with this fabric. It is quite big enough for a long dress and all I could do is have more patience (and hope it will turn out great!). 

Do you love pink? Coz I do! 

But I’m not sure if I’m worn a dress in bright pink like this, except for this baby pink dress

That’s why I am pretty excited about crafting this one because it will be a milestone dress for me.

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I love being indoors, and sometimes I thought I’m the modern version of those early Victorian ladies spending their time playing their needles, except I do it while watching Netflix keep me company. While sewing this pink dress, I was watching Selling Sunsets, and this show gives me so much feels. 



The lifestyle, big houses, more champagne, oh those glamorous fashion, including the heated dramas are so good, gives me a lot of inspiration for my designing hobbies. And I learned a lot about the real estate business. After all, I’m in Australia – where real estate industry bubbles are no joke.

upcycled fashion, sustainable fashion

upcycled fashion, sustainable fashion

Safe to say that it took me 4days to finish my dress. And that means I finished the whole episodes of Selling Sunsets, which I may say that I am really looking forward to Season 4.

Have you watched that show? If yes, who is your favorite fashionable villain?

Christine Quinn is such a bitch, but I cannot deny the fact of how she is rocking the whole season. And I think without her (and her glamorous outfits) the show would be just another Netflix show. 



The final look!

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upcycled fashion, sustainable fashion
The Belle of Churchill

upcycled fashion, sustainable fashion

As expected, working on ruffles takes a lot of time but I’m not complaining especially when I finally finished the whole look. 

To celebrate this little success, I decided to wear it to visit our Australian Grandma coz she’s been raving her newly owed pairs of chicken. She lives in Churchill, a 40-min drive from Warragul



Welcome to the Australian country lifestyle!

bantam chicken

bantam chicken

Look how gorgeous their feathers?! They are so fluffy and look glamorous, IMHO.
They are called Bantam chicken, and this specific breed is called Silkies. 

These unique chickens, originally from China, are friendly and docile and thus great for family flocks. 
Silkies are the only bantam chickens for sale that cannot fly! However, the ladies are egg-ceptional setters and lay tiny creamy tinted eggs. Available white, black, red buff, partridge, cuckoo, and a bluish lavender. Bantam Silkie hens weigh 907g, Roosters: 1020g.

bantam chicken

They are perfect pets because they don’t fly and very friendly to humans. I love staring at them and admire their fluffiness, and their gorgeous hair. So much glam! 

They lay eggs but it is quite small, equivalent of half of the regular-sized chicken egg. And the taste really nice too.

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Every visit to Grandma’s comes with an extremely excited baby. Pippy loves my special body massage for her, and she is totally obsessed. She used to hang around more with Dada, but ever since that first body massage experience, she never looked back hahaha.

I guess I have spoiled her a lot! Grandma said Pippy is demanding her to do the same. Crazy little girl!
And I think she loves me more. Or rather she wants my massage, that’s it.


What do you think of this dress? Let me know your thoughts below!



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37 comments :

  1. You look so cute in this! I remember seeing the blue one you did. Makes me want to get crating again...

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  2. Ang ganda niya talaga!!! I watched the video on how you made this dress. Ang galing. Sana all may talent at masipag hehe

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  3. This kind of dress is getting back on trend. I've seen a lot of prom dresses just like this but this one is more on casual days I don't mind wearing it. Ganda kaya 😉

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  4. Thats a very nice, pretty and so cute dress! How I wish I could learn your sewing skills...;) good work sis! keep it up!!

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  5. You're really very creative - well done! Your dog is cute, too.

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  6. Ang galing! Looking back, I also had few attempts on upcycling our fabrics at home. Kaso nasayang lang! Hahahahaha. Gave up on it, wala talaga akong talent. PERO THIS CREATION IS SO NICE! I love it, would consider buying siguro if makita ko sya mall? :)

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    1. Hehehe at start ganun talaga! I still make mistakes and lead to frustrations, ginagawa ko hinahayaan ko muna, then babalikan ko kapag nasa good mood na ulet.

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  7. Now that’s hot pink!!! Hahaha i love how it turned out. You wouldn’t know that it was a duvet before. I’m into a lot of DIY lately but it’s really hard. It takes a lot of time and it’s frustrating whenever i make mistakes. Huhu

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  8. Ay ang cuuuute! Didn't look like much initially but you really gave it a look hehe. :) I can imagine this would be great on a beach trip. Very 'flowy'. (I can only sew small things, but not a dress!)

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  9. What an amazing idea! This looks like a designer dress, I would have never guessed that it's upcycled. You are a fashion genius!

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  10. This is such a cute dress. It looks amazing on you.

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  11. This post had made me realize i need to learn sewing asap, very creative !

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    1. Sewing is something I learned from my Mom and Aunties who are dressmakers.

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  12. This post made me realize I need to learn sewing ASAP, very beautiful and creative

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  13. Oh my! You did an amazing job! This is gorgeous! Great job

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  14. You've done a great thing with it, it looks so good. The color is beautiful, I like pink so much! - Amalia

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  15. Super gorgeous dress. Who would have thought that it is an old duvet ano? lodi ka talaga mommy sa upcycling ng clothes!

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  16. This looks really nice! This is a great project if you have big bedsheets na namantsahan na hehehe and it promotes sustainable fashion too...Also, have ypu tried watching bernadette banner in YT? I think you will enjoy her videos as well and you can take inspo from her like her poofy sleeved pirate dress :)

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    1. Yes! She is awesome and I like her vintage looks.

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  17. Wow sobrang creative. I love this stitch and the color. It suits you well too! This is really a job well done. 🥰

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  18. I love the color and good job on that! I wish I have time to sew things I have in my project box. :)

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  19. Great work and the color of your choice is uplifting :) It looks happy and love the way that you modelled it in the yard! - Knycx Journeying

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