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Added Apr 7, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Biko

Back in February I saw Vivetta’s red dress with scallops on Cherry Blossom Girl .. I’ve made a mental note to find a solid color fabric so I could make something similar.. As it usually happens, it took me a couple of months to find the fabric.. I would prefer to have this dress in mustard or purple, but in my favorite stores it’s hard to find nice solid color fabrics, so I settled with navy cotton.. Next step was to decide which pattern to use.. I needed one with princess seams that go to the shoulder so I could place scallops.. Pattern 125 from Burda 05/2011, was the best choice, I just had to trace it a size smaller.. Sewing went well.. After first trying on the dress my sister and I agreed that it looks like I’m wearing an apron.. That’s how the dress got the name Lady’s maid dress (we’re big fans of Downton Abbey).. The bust darts were the only thing I had to change.. They are only on the central bodice piece, very small, but they made unwanted pointy effect.. I decided to rip the seams and sew them without bust darts.. The fit of the bodice stayed the same..




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    Apr 12, 2014, 02.33 PMby nrobson

    great dress, scallops rule

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      Apr 14, 2014, 05.55 PMby lejditea

      thanks :) I agree with you – scallops rule ;)

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    Apr 11, 2014, 07.49 AMby siouxfairy

    it’s so pretty..i like the color and the scallop. Well done :D

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      Apr 11, 2014, 01.37 PMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 06.50 AMby chevronclutchbags

    this dress is soooo pretty.. I love the scallops. They r the best <3<3<3

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      Apr 8, 2014, 09.00 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 04.50 AMby renepassion

    This dress is beautiful!

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      Apr 8, 2014, 09.01 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 03.19 AMby cheyennegomez

    I can’t find this pattern anywhere, do you have a link at all ? it’s beautiful !

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