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Autumn dress (BERNINA 3 Series)

Added Nov 4, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

My entry for “BERNINA Party Through the Decades” competition.

The pattern is from the book ‘Pattern Drafting vol. II’, published by Kamakura-Shobo Publishing in 1970. The drafting techniques used in the book is from Japan, but the book is in English.

I used a pattern for simple A-line dress with diagonal stripes and decorative button details on one shoulder. The wool fabric has black thin fabric as a base with rows of white wool dots on it. It was so beautiful that I was always afraid to cut it!

I was starting to draft my pattern when I noticed something. All the drafting samples in the book used the same set of body measurements, scaled to 1/10 of the original size. Incidentally, they were my body measurements! What does it mean? It means that I can scan the pattern and enlarge them by 1000%, print them out, and I have pattern in my size! So I cheated and did just that. All I needed to do after that was adding the seam allowance. Hurrah!

also blogged here

Material Notes

wool, lining fabric, invisible zipper, buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Wool

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    Oct 24, 2011, 07.31 AMby Simona Lazarovici

    Wow, very nice. I love how simple the cut is, but the fabric really makes it very interesting. Where could I get the pattern? I’d love to make this dress, too!

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      Oct 24, 2011, 07.35 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! The pattern is from a vintage Pattern Drafting Book mentioned above. The book is kinda hard to find, but maybe you can try looking in ebay :)

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    Oct 23, 2011, 02.00 AMby neenkster

    absolutely loving this! wish i had the pattern!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 12.37 AMby cyndi-de-crafti

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. I would love to make one and wear it proudly! ;)

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    Nov 30, 2010, 03.06 PMby crocka

    This is a fantastic dress, I would love to rock this!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 10.36 AMby anajan

    So cute and suits you so well.

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    Nov 18, 2010, 09.28 PMby tinybows

    love the simplicity of this, its absolutely adorable.

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    Nov 15, 2010, 09.03 PMby hyunjoo

    Lovely! I would buy it! :)

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    Nov 15, 2010, 03.21 AMby nishavinod2009

    very nice!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 07.05 PMby lillasyrran

    Awesome!

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    Nov 6, 2010, 02.55 AMby shellidawn

    I want this.

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    Nov 5, 2010, 09.47 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Fabulous, I love this!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 08.14 AMby tamaracaracol

    bellissimo

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.54 PMby charlotteauzou

    You are so pretty !

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.54 PMby charlotteauzou

    You are so pretty !

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.02 PMby Najdiz Gore

    Wauw, I really love the cut and the print

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    Nov 4, 2010, 05.03 PMby sallyy

    stunning dress i love it

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    Nov 4, 2010, 01.28 PMby bmapso

    love it!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 11.42 AMby liaspace

    so so so so pretty!!!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.53 AMby janene

    This dress is so stylish and looks fabulous on you. So simple and I love the ‘diaganol meeting’ of the lines! Great photos as always :-)

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.52 AMby magdamagda

    hehe very smart trick with the pattern! and a lovely charming dress:)

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.16 AMby zaarissima

    I would like to make it! I like it very much!!!!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.14 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    simple yet elegant.

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.14 AMby apfelbluete

    Wow! I love it! I’m excited! The spirit of the time over jumps. Your dress is an absolute eye-catcher!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 06.24 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is a very lovely and elegant dress, living of its pure and plain line and the lovely material! great job!

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      Nov 4, 2010, 07.05 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you Ralf!
      Glad that the dress turned out okay, the fabric was a bit difficult to work with :)

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