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1940s Abstract P&B

Added Nov 3, 2013

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia






Pattern mail order 1018

This dress has taken me nearly a month, which is a eternity for me. I didn’t make a muslin (never do, will learn one of these days). Pattern was for 34” bust, I graded up to my size, which in turn became so god damn big, still is a tad baggy around my back, will live with it! After so much fiddling, design has underarm gussets (I could have omitted these). Anyways, finally made, now onto the next one!
I know my pics weren’t the best quality, quite grainy, but I hope Burdastyle sorts this out? Photos look totally crap!

Material Notes

Vintage rayon fabric, bought from Vintage Fabric Addict
35 Invisible zip
Lining for skirt
Selfmade buttons




Garment Type

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  • Nz_dec_2005_021_large

    Nov 10, 2013, 09.24 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    the dress looks wonderful on you.. The pattern looks really complicated. Lots of little design features. You have a good eye for fabric,it works so well with this pattern.

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      Nov 10, 2013, 11.51 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers Ms Sleepy-dumpling. The major problem was getting the contrast front panel right, fiddle,fiddle,fiddle! I’ve been lucky on my fabric scores! Always on the hunt for something different and so surprised that there are still some good vintage finds around..

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    Nov 9, 2013, 11.57 PMby ronnielee

    Why isn’t my picture showing???

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    Nov 7, 2013, 03.01 AMby ronnielee

    Cheers Mary, Will take a few more pics and upload again, these are darn right fu… crap!

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    Nov 6, 2013, 01.05 PMby Mary Athey

    It looks lovely ronnie lee it’s just a shame the pics are so dark It’s ruining everyones enjoyment on this site. I hope they sort it out soon. I took my photos of and lightened them that much they where nearly neon lol.

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      Nov 10, 2013, 11.54 AMby ronnielee

      Updated some other pics, the other ones were better poses but quality wise were crap, didn’t help matters with burdas tech glitch. Cheers Mary

    • 20170310_191639_large

      Nov 10, 2013, 12.17 PMby Mary Athey

      I can see all the details in the dress now ronnielee. This is such a gorgeous dress on you. I love the fabric and it suits this pattern so well x

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