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Blueberry evening dress

Added Feb 5, 2011

by miledo

Vilnius, Lithuania






Found one beautiful dress in revolveclothing.com which really inspired me, wanted something similar- simple but also to look nice. As I didn’t have any pattern, i read 3 sewing books, but the biggest help was my grandma’s borrowed sewing book (1959, during that time in soviet Union there was very difficult to get clothes so almost every woman knew how to sew).

So firstly I prepared material, made these ‘lines’ . My mistake nr 1: material was twice bigger than it was necessary so the dress looked a little bit different than I wanted at first. Later I measured myself, folded front material (and later the back part) to the half and drawn lines in connection with my measures (this part explained me my grandma, how she used to sew). after this I based front and back parts and saw where I have to narrow it. Later inserted invisible zipper (thanks grosgrain for the good this technique video tutorial !!!) Finally I used white old lace- another grandma’s advice, her mother learned people sewing and used such a laces to cover the back bottom, and this lace is from that period, so I was very happy ((:

And of course I have to thank for many burda’s people, as lessons and advices really helped me very much !!!

I like how it came out, this will be my cocktail dress but I like that with simple sweater and little shoes it looks casual (:

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Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear, Romantic


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    Jun 25, 2011, 12.38 PMby tirrs

    very nice

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    Apr 23, 2011, 05.56 PMby cantare

    WOW. All of those lines and pleats make this dress amazing! It looks so lovely on you!

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    Feb 24, 2011, 03.03 AMby sewinl0ve

    Very impressive, I’ve seen graduates of Fashion Design school who couldn’t make lines flow as nicely as you did in this dress! You have that natural talent which cannot be taught. Definitely keep it up ;o)

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.15 PMby lissete

    I am new to the site but just had to say “WOW!” Beautiful dress…. Hope to see you post more work . Very inspiring

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    Feb 6, 2011, 02.23 PMby mamamodista

    It fits you incredibly well . Beautiful job!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 07.25 AMby smurfette2010

    Wow, beautiful job!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 06.29 AMby taiwo .

    Great job!!!

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    Feb 5, 2011, 09.02 PMby Dupioni

    Very pretty!

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    Feb 5, 2011, 06.49 PMby Hinatea L

    Really nice :)

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    Feb 5, 2011, 06.48 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very well done,you look gorgeous. Peeptoe shoes will also look pretty with this dress.

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      Feb 6, 2011, 10.44 AMby miledo

      Oh !! Thanks for the advice! I have black ones but thought these almost nude mum’s wedding shoes might suit better. Anyway, from now on I’ll know this type shoes name (peep toe) ((:

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    Feb 5, 2011, 06.15 PMby emlj


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    Feb 5, 2011, 12.36 PMby baka-pepica

    Cool dress

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    Feb 5, 2011, 11.23 AMby nadia42

    Wow this amazing!!! And without a pattern as well. NIce work :):) the colour is awesome as well :P

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    Feb 5, 2011, 11.05 AMby lienepien

    Wow! I would wear this right away! Looks good! Great you read all the books, as you had no pattern! As the book from your grandma was your biggest help, it means sewing is timeless! So keep sewing!

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      Feb 6, 2011, 12.02 PMby miledo

      wow ! Your comment really inspires keep sewing !! Thank you very much !! (: and yes, I surely agree that sewing is timeless ((:

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