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Getting ready for the Great Gatsby

Added Apr 21, 2013

by sewingfan1

Stourbridge, Uni...






I loved this dress when saw it in the Burda mag and made it almost immediately so I’ve had it for quite a while now.

As it looked just about perfect to me in the magazine I did more or less a straight copy of it but just used stretch fabrics so I didn’t need to bother with a zip and put lace for the lining. It’s silk jersey for the dress.

It’s just unfortunate that it rarely feels warm enough to wear it in England.

There is a hell of a lot of ease to the pattern like a lot (but, frustratingly, not all) Burda patterns so I really should have measured the pattern pieces to my body and made it smaller – it’s a lesson I keep telling myself I need to learn – but rarely do, though I am getting better recently.

I think it’d work really well for wearing to a wedding.

Material Notes

Silk jersey
Stretch lace




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Apr 22, 2013, 08.28 AMby AmnaKhalfan

    Nice :) smart move to use silk jersey (y) hhhhh this is a creative laziness.

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    Apr 21, 2013, 03.16 PMby nouvellegamine

    beautiful! I love it. That was a great idea to make it out of silk jersey :D

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      Apr 21, 2013, 07.15 PMby sewingfan1

      haha, and extra lazy – I couldn’t be bothered to put a zip in :-) Thanks for the comments.

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