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Added Sep 29, 2012

by taketina

Dresden, Germany






This dress I sewed at the beginning of this years summer. I fell in love with this pattern right in that moment I saw it. I like these line of retropatterns from Butterick very much, even I have much work to find the right fit especially in the body. Maybe it’s becouse of that there are still some wrinkles in there I couldn’t get away. But perhaps it’s of the pattern itself, too – on the envelope in the last picture you can see that the pattern allows to wear the dress in different ways. I prefere to knot the body over my shoulders and love the dress even if there are some wrinkles.
I wear the dress with a little petticoat underneath and a cardigan of Lena Hoschek.

Material Notes

cotton with grey and white stripes, selfmade fabricbuttons with the same fabric, polytaft with rosy and white stripes for the lining




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester

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    Oct 4, 2012, 05.11 PMby Dee Durrant


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    Oct 4, 2012, 04.23 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ah so lovely….i jsut went and bought it online hehe thanks to you :p cant wait to make it!!

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    Sep 30, 2012, 03.54 PMby laikadoll

    One of my favourite patterns! :)

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    Sep 29, 2012, 04.01 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Its beautiful.

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    Sep 29, 2012, 03.46 PMby MojoHollz

    I love this dress! The fabric is cute, very classic, just can’t go wrong with grey :) I have been eying this pattern myself for a while, seeig your success I am so going for it! Strange question but do you think one would be able to nurse in this dress? I just had my second baby and I am trying to find dresses that are nursing friendly, not an easy task. I have one pattern I want to try but I just love this one, and I really like the different styleing options.

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      Sep 29, 2012, 04.51 PMby taketina

      Thank you for your nice words! (: And yes, I think you would be able to nurse in this dress … becouse you just need to knot of one shoulder. Just one thing … I prefere to wear a strapless bra underneath. But I think it is able to hide bra straps when you can attach them near the knots on the shoulders … maybe with a little loop or hook.

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    Sep 29, 2012, 12.41 PMby laracrj

    Wow that’s perfect – I love the fabric and it looks like it’s supposed to be a bit ruched anyway so I wouldn’t worry about that!

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      Sep 29, 2012, 01.17 PMby taketina

      Thank you! (:

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