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Grape Vine Dress

Added Aug 30, 2012

by caireen

Heidelberg, Germany

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I usually prefer dresses with wide skirts, but one needs some variety in one’s life, no? I like this dress in theory, but ran into some difficulties while making it. The pattern is for petite sizes, which are for women under 1.64m; I’m 1cm taller so I figured it wouldn’t be a problem. However, the charts for converting normal sizes into petite sizes I found on the internet were confusing to say the least. I ended up making a size 17 (which should be normal size 34), but as it turns out I should have chosen petite size 18/normal size 36 for a better fit. You live and learn!

I added the green trim at the sleeves and the pockets for contrast. Initially I wanted to do the same at the neckline, but since it was such a major pain in the ass to do I gave up on that plan. (If someone had a tutorial how to do that properly, I’d be eternally grateful.) But all in all, I’m pleased with the way it turned out. :)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Oct 14, 2013, 02.20 PMby liliv-1

    Ultra chic style! This pattern is really great and it’s perfect for your bodytype!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 11.14 PMby jacquipardue

    darling dress, it looks great on you. and the matching shoes, oolala! :)

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      Aug 31, 2012, 07.55 AMby caireen

      Thank you! The shoes are basically my favourite thing ever. When I first saw them, I knew I had to buy them. It was love at first sight!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 08.02 PMby SassyT

    Lovely. Really suits you.

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      Aug 31, 2012, 07.55 AMby caireen

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 30, 2012, 05.56 PMby omgdora

    Wow, perfect fit! Looks so much cuter than the magazine version. And I LOVE your shoes.

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      Aug 31, 2012, 08.03 AMby caireen

      Oh, thank you! I adore the shoes. When I first saw them, I knew I had to buy them. It was love at first sight, haha! :D

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    Aug 30, 2012, 04.55 PMby Sewing Your Style

    well you did a great job in the end! :)

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      Aug 31, 2012, 08.00 AMby caireen

      Thank you! It was definitely worth all the fuss. :)

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    Aug 30, 2012, 01.06 PMby Kasiorist

    I love the dress, the fabric is cute and very clever use of the bias tape!

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      Aug 31, 2012, 08.01 AMby caireen

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 30, 2012, 12.45 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress. love the fabric, the neckline and the pocket trim. xx

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      Aug 31, 2012, 08.01 AMby caireen

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 30, 2012, 11.43 AMby Sylvia Romano

    this dress is so beautiful, i love it ! Great job

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      Aug 31, 2012, 07.58 AMby caireen

      Thank you! :)

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