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It's Nothing but Sleeves

Added Sep 15, 2011

by Lattikka

Leeds, United Ki...






Oh, how I love it… And I loved making it :)
The only problem is that it is not my age-appropriate :(

It is based on Wide Sleeved Dress No.112 from BurdaStyle magazine 09/2011. However there are some variations in my project:
I did not sew pockets as I see absolutely no point in them.
I also did two lines of close zigzag stitches on the front of the dress, as straight stitches looked scruffy. I would recommend to keep front as a whole as any sort of stitching would divert attention from sleeves, and they are AWESOME!!!
It also seems like a good idea to wear this dress with a belt.




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Polyester, Satin

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    Sep 22, 2011, 02.37 AMby smallone

    its very DVF …make it shorter wear it as a tunic. Its lovely!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 09.23 PMby ichigogirl

    Its’ nice! Make it just a bit shorter, wear it with boots and a nice wrap cardigan, and it’s totally twenties-appropriate! I just bought a bottle of the perfume I used to wear in High school, I’m 38 now, I loved it then and I still do. It’s definitely more geared towards a 30-something than a teenager, but it still worked for me back then. Same thing with clothes, I say: wear what you like, if you like it it probably suits you!

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      Oct 4, 2011, 09.31 PMby Lattikka

      I have just uploaded photos with my face :) Still not convinced it suits my age…

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    Sep 16, 2011, 11.16 AMby jd98

    very good fabric choice and definitely belt!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 09.13 AMby Vicki Ball

    What a lovely dress! Love the fabric – does it need to be a bit stretchy so you can get in and out of it? theres some lovely slik in a shop in brighton near me but it ain’t stretchy!!

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      Sep 16, 2011, 10.20 AMby Lattikka

      In the description something was mentioned about stretch… But as long as your hips fit in it, it does not have to be stretchy…

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    Sep 16, 2011, 01.15 AMby turtlegirl00

    it is fabulous! i like it with the belt too—i even commented on the pattern that it would be cute with a belt ;) way to go—the fabric is wonderful too!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 09.16 PMby MientjiB

    Fabulous! Age-appropriate be danged, you must wear it! :-)

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      Sep 16, 2011, 10.23 AMby Lattikka

      Im thinking of selling it to be honest… I really can’t think of anywhere I could wear it to :( my life is not that fabulous and exciting…

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    Sep 15, 2011, 08.22 PMby nellyvdb

    Age appropriate as in… too young?… too old? I think this dress is beautiful, and ageless :D

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      Sep 15, 2011, 09.10 PMby Lattikka

      Im 23, about 10 years too young to wear it :( I probably should upload a photo of my face some time…
      Ladies in their 30s are going to rock this dress!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 03.58 PMby DummyDressmaker

    Oh, wow. That must be so fun to wear, with that fabric and those fabulous sleeves. It makes me want to put it on and gesture dramatically with a long, fancy cigarette holder.

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    Sep 15, 2011, 03.27 PMby manola6176

    This dress is awesome. What a great fabric.

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    Sep 15, 2011, 03.26 PMby Lattikka

    Thank you so much :)

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    Sep 15, 2011, 03.04 PMby cantare

    It’s nothing but gorgeous!! The fabric choice is incredible as well. Wow.

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