WOW, that is fantastic!I had no idea what you were going to make, it is one of a kind for sure. LOVEyyiy IT.
simply stunning! I thought you would make a quilt or something, but this is absolutely amazing. I'm so impressed and envious!!! Well done!
I know its impossible to show in pics how truely amazing the dress really is. Its stunning Jodie, and Jemma looks great! Congratulations on the big project reveal! xx
It is absolutey incredible. I never imagined the big project was something to wear. I was thinking of a slip cover or something.Ok, that's a lie. I only just thought of the slip cover idea but still i didn't expect a dress.
Jods this is AMAZING. Even though you had said a dress, I never imagined one so incredible as this. That skirt! Is it heavy? Jemma looks wonderful - you must feel so elated to have this finished and photographed! You rock Jods - really!
wow. that's about all i can say. wow.
oh my gosh! that is amazing!
Oh my goodness!!! I am completely lost for words! You are a truly talented lady Jodie!
Truly brilliant, Jodie! Such an amazing dress, you clever woman. Love it!
The first thing I mouthed was WOW! Just AMAZING!!! I wish I had more to say... I guess you wouldn't want to look at another selvedge anytime soon...
i am lost for words.............OMG...thats all that comes out...take a breath...WOW... that is the most amazing dress i have ever seen...so beautiful, so creative, simple DIVINE...
Oh my God, I really love that dress. The "fabric", lol... But most of all I love the pattern! It looks amazing with all that "down" Great!
I'd love the dress in any fabric, but it is mind boggling with all the selvages. Fabulous.
There is only one word for it - incredible. I thought you were making a quilt!! This is fantastic, amazing, wow wow wow!
That is amazing!! I just swore out loud when I saw it,it is so incredible so I'm in trouble again in my house again.
Jodie that is just amazing. It looks fantastic. You should be very proud of yourself!Michelle
You're married to the selvedges! Incredible effort Jodie. Well done.
Now I did guess a dress, but didn't realise it would be for a REAL human! LOL all I can say is HOLY CRAP!!!! Lissa
When I saw it in person a few weeks ago it took me ages to pick my jaw back up from the floor!!! It is a real stunner Jodie and Jemma has done well showing it off so beautifully! It's amazing! The black trim looks great too.
Oh my! What a dream dress. Its beautiful & awesome.
Holy Shit Jodie, that is amazing!! I never imagined the 'big project' to be a dress. Incredible! You must never want to see another strip of selvedge again, and yet you tell me there's more projects planned. Crazy Lady.
Eeeeeeeee! Covet. Love.
Lissa told me to come have a look - what an amazing dress. Well done.
Holy Moly, that is all kinds of AMAZING!!!!!!
Eeeeek! It's soooo amazing...wow.I'm lost for words which is quite unusual for me..
OMG Jodie,That is incredible , the patience you must have says it all.
Wonderful! Simply WONDERFUL!
I love the dress. I love the photos showing off the magnificence of it all and your daughter is a stunner! That is truly a work of art-whatever will you come up with next?
OMGOMGOMGAbsolutely a work of art and amazing and stunning and so retro and fits so well and......Such fabulous photos too!Now tell me it is actually going to be worn, not just hang around!
OH MY! Gasp! Sudden intake of breath! Jodie that is absolutely INCREDIBLE and I would never have imagined that the project would be a dress! Jemma looks fantastic and I am out of words to describe how truly wonderful this is. Congratulations!
Wow!!!!That is an amazing creation you have produced.
WHY?????!!!!!CheersDbtw Lissajane sent me.
To re-echo a few other readers: Wow!!!!When DD [22yo] was little she would have called that a 'twirly-whirly skirt'
It is stunning in real life but I think the photos ALMOST do it justice! Gemma looks amazing, the photography is wonderful and Jodie you are truly inspiring. Fabulous!!!! Bxx PS I thought the accessories were red?
OMG it is wonderful.........you have done an amazing job with this one Jodie and should be very proud of yourself harassing/stalking all those people for selvedge......now I want to see it for real........oh and great pics.....looks like a fun time.........
Um, wow.Just, wow. You are quite amazing.
I love it!!!
That is, by far, the most wondrous project involving selvedge I have ever seen.Stunning.Well done!
Oh. My. God. It's amazing!
Your daughter is gorgeous!From one Jemma to another, I'm so jealous!I love it.
Fantastic Jodie you really are the Selvedge Queen. You rule supreme!
OMG, I can't believe you completed that without going MAD!What a stunning dress, I am simply amazed...Fantastic work
Wow what a seamstress you are, it's a perfect fit! Totally surprised me with what the project was, well done!!!
Jodie that is absolutely FANTASTIC. I would never have imagined all that selvedge as a dress. Your daughter looks beautiful in it. Well done!
AWESOME!! INDIVIDUAL!! FANTASTIC!!!
That's hilarious.And beautifully executed. I'm thinking that Jemma will never be in danger of turning up somewhere and seeing someone else wearing the same dress!
its all been said, but it is incredible
That is mind blowing! Absolutely fantastic and fabulously modelled too!
Speechless here! Well nearly what an incredible piece of work Jodie!Truly inspiring
HOLY MOLY! That is utterly fabulous Jodie!
I really didn't imagine it would be a dress. It looks brilliant!By the way, is the dress made with a commercial sewing pattern, and if so, which is it? Because I love the dress, even if it wasn't made of such amazing fabric!
I did not guess wearable project at all... that is amazing, have you contacted the guiness book of records yet??? That is absolutley retro selvedge wear... Love it!! the buckle and black trim look great too!. Your model looks as excited as I was when I saw it.. So very cool and original.. You are amazing!
Oh My God was the first thing that came to my lips! then a big smile! Goodonya Jodes (I reckon that last photo is probably all you, too)
I just showed my hubbie and he thought you were fantastic!
That is just absolutely stunning!
What an absolutely fantastic dress. It would have been adorable in ordinary fabric as well, but the selfedges give it an extremely cool look.:) Victoria (from Sweden)
Holy freakin' Shamoley!!!*gasp* *gasp* babble, babble, babble...
OH MY GOOD GOD!!!! I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!!!! Amazing, totally amazing - I'm speechless, gobsmacked...so frikkin' jealous it's unreal!
WOW! That is amazing! Congratulations on such a beautiful project. i'm a little envious. erika
I can't believe the dress - it is AMAZING. I explained what selvedge was to my hubbie and he too was amazed. FANTASTIC. You must have the patience of a saint and the dress pattern is beautiful.
Wow! It looks fantastic! You've done an amazing job.btw, Lissa does have friends - i'm one of them! lol
If I don't eat btn now and Christmas I should just about be able to fit into that wedding dress;-) Thank you for taking all that time to make it. It truly is beautiful and I have tears ;-);-)
Oh my goodness. That is amazing. You must be a very patient lady!
Oh, it's beautiful! Well done :)
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW That is one amazing dress!!!!
*S*T*U*N*N*I*N*G*That's not 'sewing' Jodie - that's art. Absolutely jaw-dropping. You are one clever woman. And your daughter looks gorgeous.x
Love it! Such incredible goodness!
Wow - how breathtaking!!! What an amazing work of art.
WOW it's Just Gorgeous very Stunning. Hugs Mary.
WOW! Absolutely amazingly awe stopping! you are very talented and it looks amazing on.
Oh! My! Goodness!That is an amazing effort, congratulations. It looks stunning.
I can't believe it. I'm speechless. Just speechless.I LOVE IT!!!!
One word: AMAZING!!!
Like everyone else, this doesn't need many words just AMAZING!!!!
It's amazing Jodie. You sure are one crazy lady!!I had heard whispers that it was a dress. But I wasn't expecting the tailoring and the detail you've put into making it. Well done, I can't wait to read all about it on LC.
Fab.U.Lous! You must have RSI though, seriously, after sewing all those bajillions of seams?!
Oh my goodness Jodie - it is truly amazing!!!!! How clever are you? Jemma looks gorgeous modelling it for you too - I am totally blown away by that dress! I am no longer worthy to call myself your friend - my sewing is appalling in comparison!!!!Locket xxxx
P.S. - I would never fit in it - not in a million years!!!! I don't think there are enough selvedges in the world to make one in my size!
That is museum quality! I can only echo everyone else - such an amazingly gorgeous work of art. Did you, by chance, keep track of how many hours it took? You are absolutely incredible - your creative abilities leave me in awe every time.
Oh Jodie, your selvedge dress is beautiful beyond words!!! You are so clever and soooo patient to sew all those selvedges together.I agree with LadyDi - the dress should be on display somewhere for all to see! Maybe the dress should do a world tour?!!Your daughter models it beautifully - loving the final picture :)xxxxxx
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!That is so totally awesome!!!what a great job you did!totally impressed!
Oh my goodness - this is truly an amazing dress!! It's absolutely gorgeous.Fantastic work, I love it.
OMG!!!!!you must be so incredibly happy with that, just amazing. You are such a fabulous talent can't wait to see what you create next.Simply Stunning!!!
That is just stunning. Amazing work.
I knew there would be much dress love!!! And doesn't your daughter look absolutely beautiful in it. Great photos. Stupendous effort!
Absolutely amazing, like others I thought it was going be a quilt! What a wonderful piece of work.
Wow, sometimes there are not even words. I am collecting more as we speak, how can you top this one??!! Thanks too for the lovely gift, Caleb thinks it is the best mouse house ever!
That is AWESOME!!! Not only the selvedge but even the style of the dress!Beautiful!!
all of the above Jodie - just brilliant!Kerry
92 comments before mine, and many more to come I'm sure.This is jaw droppingly, tummy turning, drooling on keyboard, absolutely bloomin' fabulous. Jodie you truly are a genius and I bow down to your skill and talent. How long before we see this in fashion magazines and exhibitions/galleries? Not long, I can guarantee it.Mondax
really lovely Jodie...soo much work!!! you are very clever!!!
Wow! Now you have to share how many hours you put into that gorgeous dress! Totally surprising and wonderful!
That is the coolest. That looks like a ton of work. Great job!
That is awesome! I am in awe of your patience and talent.
Simply amazing. Totally gorgeous!
I am in awe! That is one awesome dress! I wondered what the project would be, but this exceeds my expectations!Great job!
Oh my GOODNESS. this is amazing. I'm totally shocked/stunned/amazed. It's the most cool dress EVER.
*gasp*Which is what I did as the post loaded.That is amazing!
No way! That's not what I even expected to see. It is beautiful! -- Michele
Woo-Hoo! Supa! How adorable is that!!! It must have taken FOREVER.
you are my hero!!!
I am gob-smacked & in awe of your amazing creation - clever girl indeed!
wow. wowee wow wow. that is amazing, and wonderful.
Absolutely amazing! It is a stunning piece of work. Bravo!
how very, very cool! i love the skirt - with all the crinoline? underneath! and what fun! - all the spots and letters and numbers - it's perfect!
OMG, OMG, OMG!! So simply amazing! It is gorgeous and looks terrific!! So when are you making the next one???? LOL!
my jaw dropped when I saw this. it's beautiful and stunning. wow!
A. Maz. Ing.
Jodie, I think that is one of the cleverest seewing projects I have ever seen!
ditto, ditto, ditto - amazing dress Jodie!
Jodie, That dress is totally, totally AWESOME. Man, you must be the most patient woman in the world - either that or completely insane! :oD I LOVE IT!!!!!!!Can't wait to see what you come up with next - a matching Tux maybe?!
Wow that is truly incredible!It would be enough for me to make the dress, to have made t from selvedges is mind-blowing!Congratulations.
OH MY WOW!I cannot think of anything else to say but WOW!WOW WOW WOW WOW!Truely amazing!
not much more to add - except this dress is incredible...
Stunned!!! Overwhelmed!!!! Totally inspired. It is just amazing what you have created from selvedges. May I never discard another selvedge from my stash......
Wow, wow and wow again!
How beautiful! Jodie, that's just an amazing creation. I wondered who the model was.. now I know and she's perfect!
SOOOO amazing Jodie. You have definitely exceeded yourself this time!
Holy cow! such a beautiful design and the photography is excellent too! Would you mind if I pop it on my blog?Hollie
Oh my gosh Jodie! That is so incredibly amazing. I've never seen anything like it in my life. You are so so sooo incredible. I can't even imagine what it would take to make this.
I am usually underwhelmed by what I find on most blogs.Yes, this is mildly impressive. But beware, don't sit on your laurels or it will get too big!Jan
That is stunning, incredible and amazing. Well done.
Brilliant! Your dedication is astounding. This is like something you'd see in a museum.
that's the most amazing thing i've ever seen!
Beyond amazing Jodie. Truly a masterpiece and work of art. I think everyone else has pretty much covered every superlative I can think of!
Holy COW!!! That dress is unbelievably gorgeous!! Take about recycle and reuse. Definitely should be in the Guinness Book for most salvage used for clothing :O)
this is the best! what pattern did you use? great job!
both art and craft - simply wonderful.
Breathtaking. Like, seriously - I stopped breathing there for a second!
omg, it rocks.
holy amazing-ness. I just want to stare at that gorgeous dress all.day.long. I am in awe!
no way!!! that is the coolest dress ever! With the sheer number of selveges you have used, I bet this dress has the same value as a Prada would!
That is just amazing. Truly stunning - you are a very talented lass. Congrats on a real winner!
All I can say is...thank you Whipup for the link to this amazing blog!!! I don't know which I love more - the dress itself, the awesome girl in the pictures, or the way it all works together in that last smashing shot. What an awesome project!
I know your eyes must hurt from reading all those comments!this is one of the coolest things I have ever seen... just one question: If this is what you are making with selvedges then shouldn't I send you my little stash? Do you still want to see selvedge or will you suddenly vomit ?;)
wow, wow, and bloody wow. what anamzing piece of art, so beautiful. wow....totally lost for words now...
That is the most amazing dress I've ever seen!
Wow! That is the most amazing use of selvages that I've ever seen. It makes me want to start saving mine!
Incredible.I can't decide whether you're brilliant or insane. Possibly both.x
Hi Jodie,There is the Ballarat Trash and Trivia market at the showgrounds every sunday then there ia a farmers market at Lake Wendouree I think one sat a month and one at Pleasant St School which I havent been too yet! The Trash and Trivia had lots of great collectables and vintage and retro stuff this week.
Wow. That is stunning! I cannot even imagine how long it must have taken. Supurb work, great model!
I love it..... did you join all the selvedges first or applique them onto a frock?
WOW!!!! Fabulous dress. Well done.
its just so beautiful!!!!
Add me to the chorus. That's the most beautiful dress I've ever seen.
Oh....WOW!!! I'm lost for words!
Amazing, a real work of art. You must exhibit it! It's so beautiful.
Oh Wow!!!It's an amazing piece of art, Poppet's right, you MUST exhibit it!
ee ghad, whimsically wonderful.
I never imagined it would be a dress! It is amazing!
Absolutely amazing! Very impressed, the result is beautiful!
wow - no wonder you were calling it the 'big' one. I was expecting a quilt or maybe the couch cover you were teasing us with!Looks just great!
That my darling is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
Well Jodie, all these wonderful comments for such a fantastic job done by a wonderful lady! When will you find the time to read all these comments? Your dress is truly inspirational and needs to be on display in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery so all these bloggers can come and see it in real life. Hip Hip Hooray to you!!
That is the most incredible frock I've ever seen. Just amazing!
Absolutely stunning, Jodie. Sensational.I'll happily save selvedge for you anyday!
wow! that is one extraordinary dress. so very, very beautiful. You really are quite brilliant, Jodie. well done!!
i just had a thought. you should really send a photo to that ace magazine of the same name. This has to be published!
oh my word! it is FANTASTIC!!!! what a lot of work must have gone into it! so creative ...
O!!!!M!!!!!!!!!!G!!!!!!!!! absolutely mind boggling!!! gorgeous!!!!
that is GORGEOUS !! great job!
brilliant! fantastic! adorable!
that's really neat!-nicole
Very impressive! I love the lines and the full skirt - brilliant idea!
WOW! O_O I am just stunned at how cool this is! It looks amazing! Good work! ^_^
This is utterly amazing. I've loved all your selvedge work and this dress is just a whole other level! Beautiful work!
Holy... wow... I... just...Yeah. I'm speechless.You have outdone yourself with this one, lady. Amazing!
that is completely AWESOME!!!!! must have required a serious amount of patience...
Incredible. Beautiful. Awesome.
WOW!! That is amazing. So cute and WOW on all that work. You should find SOME contest to enter that in cuz you would win for sure. :D
Holy smokes! Thats a lot of selvege...no wonder you needed more. That dress is fabulous! It's gorgeous!
Wow, this is simply amazing!
You are officially the Queen of the Selvedges!this project is perfect in every way & is intimidatingly inspiring :)
Just popped over from DaD, love the selvage fabric! I see in the tutorial for the bag you say you aren't sure what about the selvedge appeals to you. I can relate. I was obsessed with the registration marks on packaging as a kid and would always open packages to look at the print registrations. Is it any coincidence I married a screen printer / designer? I think not. You have inspired me to begin saving my fabric selvages to try one of your projects, they really are fabulous!
Hi Jodie. Another visitor from A Dress A Day.Delurking to say WOW. There really aren't enough superlatives, I think we have to invent some new ones. When I saw some of your other selvedge projects (and the measuring tape purse, very nice), I though, cute idea, I could do that. And then promptly forgot about it. If I'd known there was a selvedge dress in the making I'd have thought - great idea. But the execution, it's SO gorgeous. It's a real, very pretty, perfectly fitted dress, not just a gimmick. You surely deserves some kind of award!!Thanks for the whole thing. And the photos are fab too!Cheers,AJ
Wow, I love that dress! Incredible, beautiful, I want one!!You are so talented.
Love your obsession with selvedges! I recently started a collection of vintage clothing tags and I want to make a purse from them. You've really inspired me! I'm totally digging your blog! suzy
Oh my! That is one crazy amazing dress!A beautiful style and being made from selvages just sends it over the top to beyond gorgeous!I'm in awe.Kimberly :)
So very beautiful. Love the lines of the silhouette echoed by the actual lines of selvage. Brilliant work!
I got pointed here by somebody on my LiveJournal friends list. This is amazing! Is there a post where you talk about how you do what you do? (And what pattern did you use for the dress [if I may ask] I love it!Thanks!
My, oh my, oh my....selvedge heaven!!! Amazing work xx
I'm in awe.
Freakin! Fantastic! I am speechless!
That is insane! (in an awesome way) Really amazing, I would have never guessed you were creating a dress!
I'm speechless. And it takes a lot to shut me up. Good grief Jodie, this has to be one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my entire life! And the cheeky brat looks gorgeous in it. You've outdone yourself this time, way too incredible for words... xo
wow wow wow! That is fantastic! Great stuff :)
That is the most amazing thing I have ever seen, you are so talented and patient!Wow!
WOW! Simply stunning! I just posted on my blog about your dress. I am trying not to go cut the edge of every piece of fabric I own. LOLDianah
Wow! That's amazing! And you have an amazing model!
Oh Jodie - that is just amazing - you have done a fab job with it well done.
Your dress is absolutely beautiful. I cannot imagine how many hours this took, and how many yards of selvage it took to make. I am speechless with admiration.Another Jody.
it's amazing, jodie. you may have to change your blog name from ric rac to selvage. what do you think?