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“BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013” Yellow Flora...

Added Feb 15, 2013

by esewell

Birmingham, Alab...






I made this lovely below floral dress based on the Jamie Shift dress from the BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book. I paired it with this curve hugging pencil skirt (based on Princess Seam Pencil Skirt 04/2012 #118). I love how the contrasting colors and fabrics compliment one another.

To make the dress I:
+altered the neckline (slashed and spread one side to create gathers and cut out keyholes on the other side)
+removed the darts
+removed the back seem
+added cap sleeves

I love that the dress can be worn as a dress or a blouse!

*First three photographs by Valimont Photography

Material Notes

I made the dress out of a delicate silk chiffon and the skirt is a warm, flannel wool.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Chiffon, Flannel, Silk, Wool

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    Feb 22, 2013, 11.35 AMby Flouncy

    Love your design with the keyhole. Beautiful fabric and the skirt is a great idea.

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    Feb 21, 2013, 09.27 PMby Jana Duplantis

    Beautiful colors and great design. Also love the idea that you can put the skirt over and have the dress look like a blouse.

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    Feb 21, 2013, 12.40 AMby esewell

    Thanks to everyone for your encouraging comments :)

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    Feb 19, 2013, 09.51 PMby Jodi Wade

    Love the cut outs. Very pretty

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    Feb 19, 2013, 09.51 PMby Jodi Wade

    Love the cut outs. Very pretty

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    Feb 19, 2013, 09.15 PMby heatherlou

    Love your modifications! That neckline is to die for and the fabric… delicious!

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    Feb 16, 2013, 09.13 PMby smallone

    how lovely!

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    Feb 16, 2013, 07.32 PMby Inga 888

    color combination on this is great! love the detail for neckline too :)

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    Feb 16, 2013, 12.59 AMby mokosha

    sooo pretty.. colors are amazing.. and i love the pics

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    Feb 16, 2013, 12.51 AMby selvedgestudio

    The blouse is fantastic! I absolutely love the neckline, as well as the colors, especially with the skirt. Beautiful work on a difficult fabric!

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    Feb 15, 2013, 11.56 PMby schnui

    This dress and skirt are just so lovely. Well done.

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    Feb 15, 2013, 10.41 PMby nookie

    Gorgeous adaption.

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    Feb 15, 2013, 08.25 PMby cpoll3

    This is AMAZING.

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    Feb 15, 2013, 07.57 PMby Mary Athey

    I love.everything about this. The dress and skirt are fabulous. The keyhole cut outs a lovely touch . Good luck x

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