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Back to school...or the library...or...you get the idea...dress

Added Sep 10, 2011

by vasgarcia

Prescott , Arizo...






I am going through a 40’s and 50’s kick right now and for some reason this dress feels like it fits in that category. Maybe it’s the Peter Pan collar that was so popular on women’s clothing in the 40’s or the half circle skirt which gives the dress a sort of 50’s feel. Either way, I’m really loving how this dress turned out. I used Burda Style Pattern 7494 for the bodice and just used a simple 1/2 circle skirt pattern for the skirt.

Not sure why the pictures are stretched so wide. If you click the “view all” button, they’re the right size…

Material Notes

Cotton, zipper




Garment Type

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    Feb 12, 2012, 07.20 AMby bernieandi

    Love it. You have inspired me to use the Burda Style Pattern 7494 with a 1/2 circle skirt pattern. Your dress is just so sweet (and it really suits you).

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      Feb 13, 2012, 08.06 AMby vasgarcia

      Aww..thank you! Can’t wait to see yours. I love the version you have with the pencil skirt. So cute!

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    Sep 11, 2011, 09.06 PMby twoboos

    LOVE IT!!!

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    Sep 11, 2011, 06.45 AMby bussey

    Simple line, so pretty, and the collar finishes it wondefully.

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      Sep 11, 2011, 06.32 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you. Yes, I really like the simplicity of it. :)

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    Sep 10, 2011, 09.23 PMby lizah

    cute cute cute!

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      Sep 11, 2011, 12.19 AMby vasgarcia

      Thanks! :)

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    Sep 10, 2011, 09.19 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice dress. I fits you wonderfully.

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      Sep 11, 2011, 12.19 AMby vasgarcia

      Thank you!

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    Sep 10, 2011, 06.00 PMby janene

    Really cute dress. I love the contrasting fabrics and the red zipper. Did you self-draft the half circle skirt? That look really suits you :-)

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      Sep 10, 2011, 06.28 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you so much! Yes, I drafted the skirt myself. :)

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    Sep 10, 2011, 05.45 PMby laurii

    lovely! x

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      Sep 10, 2011, 06.28 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you!

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