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Emerald Shift Dress

Added Apr 21, 2010

by sherrys

Auckland, New Ze...




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This sleeveless shift has front neckline tucks and skirt tucks and is finished with a matching belt. The pattern is #111 dress from Burda 11/2008.

I made a few bodice alterations mainly in the back to reduce ease in width and length, as I have an erect posture.

Because I was using a semi-sheer fabric, I inserted underlining, and made the lining with a neck/armhole facing.

I have posted additional notes and images on my blog

Material Notes

Silk chiffon/viscose burnout fabric
viscose lining




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Chiffon, Silk

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    May 23, 2013, 12.46 PMby Abigail Ball

    This took my breath away. Beautiful fabric and pattern – what a combination. Flawless execution. Well done.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 12.59 AMby smallone

    wow just found this lovely dress while looking for tips on how to line (which I see are on your blog) this is so lovely and your construction is to be envied!!!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 08.58 PMby tawnda

    very couture! you go!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 04.58 PMby flowergirl22

    wow stunning fabric,, great dress,,

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    Apr 24, 2010, 07.28 PMby innuendo

    I’ve also used this pattern. The fabric is gorgeous!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 07.22 AMby galatina

    This is stunning. It looks like a Hollywood dress from the 40s/50s just before the star steps into it – yet so now too!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 05.18 AMby in-stockholm

    Fantastic colour! It really has the vintage look.

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    Apr 22, 2010, 02.58 PMby bcher1

    This is an amazing dress! It has the vintage wriggle dress look. Great job!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 12.33 AMby eugeniaofthewasps

    very beautiful!!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 06.52 PMby aggelicat .)

    now that i saw this version of the dress, i think i am going to make it! very nice!!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 03.00 PMby cottonsilk

    Got to love it!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 11.31 AMby hdk100

    Very elegant! Wow!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 05.36 AMby mkim630

    I love this! It’s gorgeous!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 04.24 AMby sewgurlwmu

    Fabulous! Love love love!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 03.36 AMby sewenggirl88

    this is amazing! are you wearing it to a special event?

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      Apr 21, 2010, 05.21 AMby sherrys

      Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

      Yes molly molly, I wore it to a wedding – and this photo is taken after the event on my mannequin without any pressing – and look, hardly any wrinkles! I’m sure the interlining did the trick!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 02.24 AMby scheryka

    Hey, I just bought a big4 pattern like this. I sho do hope mine turn out this fabulous!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 02.19 AMby Natalia *

    This dress is really fantastic.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 02.14 AMby pink-cornelia

    looks beautiful, the color is hypnotic.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 01.13 AMby laugh434

    I love that material! Beautiful dress, love the neckline tucks.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.57 AMby dilshadburman

    Exquisitely crafted. Just gorgeous!!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.50 AMby shellidawn

    LOVE!! THIS!!

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