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Jamie Shift Dress BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013

Added Jan 29, 2013

by Bianca S

Pearland, Texas,...






I made the Jamie Shift Dress in Alabama Chanin Style, painted, stenciled, hand sewn and hand beaded.

I omitted the facings and instead used a double layer of jersey fabric; blue for the top and cream underneath. I also omitted the back zipper and instead used a six inch slit and hook and eye closure.

The top fabric was painted with the Angie’s Fall stencil and hand stitched using running and reverse back stitches leaving the thread tails and knots visible on the right side of the fabric. I then hand beaded sequins and seed beads inside the shapes.

The dress hand sewn with button/craft thread in slate. The seams are flat- felled to the wrong side.

Jamie Dress

Material Notes

double layer of jersey cotton
button/craft thread
silver sequins and seed beads
hook and eye




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Mod, Rock, Romantic, Vintage

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    Feb 2, 2013, 02.18 AMby marie-michelle

    So very pretty!

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      Feb 10, 2013, 03.45 AMby Bianca S


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    Jan 29, 2013, 10.40 AMby fashionfreek


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      Jan 29, 2013, 05.35 PMby Bianca S


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    Jan 29, 2013, 07.16 AMby MojoHollz

    Wow, I can really see all the hard work you put into this, well done. The beading is superb, you should be very proud!

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      Jan 29, 2013, 05.37 PMby Bianca S

      thank you, it was my first try at this kind of beading. i am very proud.

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    Jan 29, 2013, 06.31 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh this is fabulous!! I love it.x

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      Jan 29, 2013, 05.38 PMby Bianca S

      thank you so much. i appreciate the kind words.

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      Jan 29, 2013, 06.14 PMby Mary Athey

      Good luck x

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    Jan 29, 2013, 04.32 AMby schnui


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      Jan 29, 2013, 05.38 PMby Bianca S


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    Jan 29, 2013, 03.28 AMby tessi

    Another lovely partner in creativity – your skill and flair and Alabama Chanin’s inspirational books and stencils!


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      Jan 29, 2013, 05.45 PMby Bianca S

      thank you, I thought the Alabama Chanin style would complement the shape of the Jamie dress. I am sure I will make another.

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