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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013 - Black and White

Added Feb 13, 2013

by christinaz82

Paralimni, Cyprus






This is the first project I am uploading to Burdastyle website and I am really excited! I wanted to do this for some time and now came the perfect chance :). I started sewing just almost a year ago and wanted something good to post for first time. As a lover of vintage style clothing, when the book came out I knew I had to get it. The decision of what pattern to make was easy because I promised my best friend a dress for her birthday and her figure reminds me a lot of Twiggy (as you can see from the photos)! So I landed on Jamie Shift Dress and decided to go for a simple black and white design!

The fabric I used was black and white jersey.

Pattern modifications:

1. I did not put a zipper due to the fact that the fabric was stretchy enough to be worn like a blouse.
2. I cut the front dress into two sections (black and white) instead of one.


I used a zigzag stitch to sew the whole dress because of the stretchy fabric. I interfaced and placed the facings following the instructions in the book.

I really hope you like it :)




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    Aug 2, 2015, 12.59 PMby Franci Kettman

    Love the modern minimal sensibilities in your dress. It is classically sexy. Super cute!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 02.57 PMby Linda74Sews

    Darling. Love the ying and yang of it.

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    Feb 14, 2013, 08.45 AMby ladafl

    This is fab dress!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 01.21 AMby ariation

    Very nice….It looks both vintage and modern :) Good luck!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.20 AMby christinaz82

      Thank you !!! That is what I was going for. I am really glad that you can see that :)

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    Feb 13, 2013, 10.04 PMby fashionfreek

    I love b&w. Your dress is super:-D

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      Feb 14, 2013, 06.22 AMby christinaz82

      I love b&w too! Thank you!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 08.07 PMby MojoHollz

    Very nice! I love the fact you can dress it up or down, well done :)

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    Feb 13, 2013, 07.34 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous and one of my favourite entrys, I love this on you.good luck x

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      Feb 13, 2013, 07.54 PMby christinaz82

      Thank you so much!!!! xxx

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