1979

Added Mar 21, 2012

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia

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Description

i made this dress using pattern from burda magazine
from the summer of 1979
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i made some changes
dress supposed to have tucks on central bodice parts
(tucks were the reason i wanted to make the dress at first
but with this print, tucks just looked silly
so i never made them)
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i made the dress from vintage nightgown
huuuge vintage nightgown, that i got from my friend
with stash of vintage fabric that belonged to her late aunt grandma
i loooved the print and color of that nightgown
and decided to refashion it
i cut it in half, and used lower part to make the skirt
(it has 7 pleats at front, and 8 pleats at back)
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original burda dress was finished with bias tape
but i fully lined the bodice, since the fabric i used is a bit see trough
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i also changed regular straps to cross back straps
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see more pics on my blog mokosha

Material Notes

vintage cotton nightgown, invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Mar 27, 2012, 02.36 AMby olystyrene

    Fantastic refashion! I can see why you used that old nightie for the dress, the print is just gorgeous!

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    Mar 25, 2012, 09.09 PMby baka-pepica

    prekrasno!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 08.32 PMby Petitemess

    I love the dress! The fabric is very beautiful!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 08.27 PMby asperge11

    Cute! And I love the way the straps frame you tattoo :)

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    Mar 21, 2012, 07.44 PMby lisa g

    hard to believe this dress came from a nightgown! it’s gorgeous. you just have a way of wearing your outfits that i really admire!

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      Mar 22, 2012, 11.31 AMby mokosha

      thank you, lisa.. you’re too kind :)

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