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Bernina 3 series frock

Added Nov 23, 2010

by peachypanda

San Francisco, C...






I was obviously inspired by the 50s, my favorite fashion era. i love full skirts and the understated femine sexy of this era. Adding bows, another of my favorite, just made sense. I wore it today to work and received many compliments, the best that it’s" very me". I chose to use gingham print because it can be dressed up or down which means I can wear as much as possible =)

I used Simplicity Project Runway pattern 2444 and altered the sleeves.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Dec 9, 2010, 07.57 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Way cute! The sleeves are awesome! ;)

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    Dec 2, 2010, 06.31 AMby luxihere

    Sleeves are so cute and innovative… i will surely try them in my future project…

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    Nov 24, 2010, 09.32 PMby lkeogan

    Ahh, it’s adorable! I love it. I think I’m going to have to make a dress like this for myself! :)

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    Nov 23, 2010, 10.51 PMby olystyrene

    Great work! Those sleeves are soooo adorable!!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 12.38 PMby nadia42

    So cute!! I love the sleeves, what a great idea :)

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    Nov 23, 2010, 12.37 PMby analogue

    Too cute! Loving the sleeves as well :)

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    Nov 23, 2010, 12.04 PMby pambox

    so good – you need to tell us how you did those sleeves! so cute.

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      Nov 23, 2010, 05.46 PMby peachypanda

      The sleeves are very simple to do. Laying the pattern down, I measured and cut out 3 inches (centered in the middle). Cut it as high as you like, I just laid the fabric and me and marked where i wanted the bows to stop. Then take the scrap fabrics and make rectangles. Pin the rectangles to fill up the gap and sew them down. Then cinch the middle of each rectangle to make them into a bow. Let me know if that does not make sense.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 09.14 AMby aggelicat .)

    beautiful dress!!! any tips fot the sleeves?

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    Nov 23, 2010, 06.57 AMby mixtlii

    Oh, the sleeves are so cute!

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