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Altered 50's dress

Added Aug 31, 2012

by nathil

London, United K...






I was inspired to make this dress from an episode of Glee. Rachel wore a beautiful black and white dress and I couldn’t take my eyes off it! So I did a little digging for a similar pattern, and I found the Retro Butterick B5032, it needed some alterations because the pattern included and overskirt which I had to make part of the actual dress, but it came out exactly the way I wanted it :)

Material Notes

Poly/Cotton drill
Poly/Cotton mix for lower band and bust trim




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    Sep 3, 2012, 09.39 PMby candyjoyce

    Very cool, I like the fabric combination and your use of 4 straps at each shoulder.

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      Sep 6, 2012, 08.56 AMby nathil

      thank you :) just wish i had more occassions to wear it.

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    Aug 31, 2012, 02.10 PMby Mary Athey

    It looks great and i love the straps x

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      Aug 31, 2012, 04.16 PMby nathil

      thank you :)

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    Aug 31, 2012, 12.34 PMby nathil

    I should also add, I altered the sleeves. Instead of using one peice of fabric I made 4 straps for each shoulder.

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