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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013 - Kaleidoscope...

Added Feb 11, 2013

by msmurph

Brisbane, Australia






It was a hard choice, but with overwhelming votes, Jamie Shift Dress in ‘Kaleidoscope Orange’ won the day.

This dress was a fun experiment with color and techniques. As my 3rd ever outfit made, it surpassed my expectations and surprised me with how well it looked.

Influence: 1960s of course! Wanted to channel that psychedelic feel but make it modern. I was worried it would be too overwhelming in color, but the choice to use the print fabric as a simple block triangle and the rest plain orange, was a good one.

~ I made the pattern smaller width wise but kept the arm holes two sizes bigger
~ Cut the front panel into three sections, making the middle triangle a color block

Material Notes

~ Orange Cotton. Cheap and easily wrinkled
~ Kaleidoscope patchwork print. A risky choice
~ Earrings made minutes before photo shoot using white buttons




Garment Type

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    Feb 11, 2013, 06.48 AMby MojoHollz

    You are very brave for your color choice! I know I would never be able to pull it off but it suits you well! Great job on the dress it looks great!

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.57 PMby msmurph

      Thank you kindly :)

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    Feb 11, 2013, 06.22 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab outfit. Love the two fabrics good luck x

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.57 PMby msmurph

      Thank you for the luck :)

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