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Lana Lobell

Added May 25, 2014

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland

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When I found that picture in Pinterest I knew that a similar fabric resides in my stash just waiting to be turned into that dress! o~~~ Before I found it, I already planned to sew myself a new dress for friend’s wedding in May and this dress made from that fabric seemed perfect for the occasion in this season.

I found out that “Lana Lobell” online shopping catalogs were launched in the 1950s by Hanover House and the name came from the owner Boris Leavitt’s daughter’s name. Please meet Lana! o

My version has been modified: I based the top part on the blouse from the Dutch 1951 Libelle magazine – I left the kimono sleeves, connected the fronts into one piece and constructed the collar. I added the zipper on the side.

I used the cotton I bought ages ago, it waited for a perfect pattern and I found it! o Because the fabric had a flower print along the borders I could only make a pleated/gathered skirt to show this beautiful meadow, cutting the pieces was out of the question.

I wore a full organza petticoat under the dress that turned it into a beautiful round meringue. Together with a girdle they posed some challenge in yesterday’s heat but fortunately the wedding started at 5:30 pm when the temperature started to drop. In the evening and night I could comfortably sit in the garden without feeling cold (wraped in a shawl).

Of course no wedding outfit would be complete without the headdress – this time I made a fascinator in blue. Can you believe I was THE ONLY woman with a headdress?!….. (not counting the bride’s flowers in her hair and a headband with daisies on 8-year old Alicia’s head).

Material Notes

cotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 11, 2014, 08.08 PMby SassyT

    To be featured on SSB tomorrow, thanks for permitting. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Oct 17, 2014, 07.53 PMby SassyT

    Stunning. Would you mind me sharing any of your projects on SSB in the future? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Jun 1, 2014, 03.14 AMby nadia r

    Wow great job there; phenomenal floral print and silhouette is so retro x

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      Jun 1, 2014, 10.19 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    May 29, 2014, 04.54 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is perfect… and takes the breath away… who can speak when he or she is breathless:-) I think it’s your best work!!!

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      May 30, 2014, 07.24 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!
      I’m afraid now I can put my machine away, I’ll never be able to make anything more praised, oh well….. ;-)

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    May 28, 2014, 05.23 PMby maggieg5

    beautiful dress and gorgeous fabric :0)

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      May 29, 2014, 08.11 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    May 28, 2014, 08.34 AMby pambox

    Stunning fabric. I love that you also made a matching hat so that it’s a complete outfit.

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      May 29, 2014, 08.11 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! I had this wedding outfit in mind as a set, with a headdress. :-)

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    May 28, 2014, 05.11 AMby Livonet

    Gorgeous.!!! I love the fabric, when I saw it, it gives me the impression of seeing a design of Mary Katrantzou. Well done.!!!!!

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      May 29, 2014, 08.09 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much! I googled her and she designs beautiful colourful dresses, wow!

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    May 26, 2014, 08.58 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    So beautiful.

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      May 29, 2014, 08.08 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much!

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    May 26, 2014, 03.52 PMby trploceanmoon

    SO FABULOUS!!! Lovely and ladylike!! What’s not to love!? :-)

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      May 26, 2014, 06.09 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much!

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    May 26, 2014, 01.33 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress Brahdelt and you look stunning from head to toe

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      May 26, 2014, 06.05 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! I’m glad I finally found an occasion for this fabric.

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    May 26, 2014, 09.23 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely party dress, good fabric choose. Sometimes everything falls in its place, right fabric for the right dress :-)

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      May 26, 2014, 06.05 PMby Brahdelt

      You’re so right! Thank you!

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    May 26, 2014, 08.34 AMby martinK

    just Amazing!

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      May 26, 2014, 06.05 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    May 26, 2014, 03.56 AMby IDia

    One of my dream dress!!!!

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      May 26, 2014, 06.05 PMby Brahdelt

      Mine too! I’m happy I had an occasion to make it and wear it.

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    May 26, 2014, 03.45 AMby ronnielee

    Dress is fabulous!! Fabric was made for this dress and you clever gal making a headpiece as well. Giving me ideas.

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      May 26, 2014, 06.06 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! It was incomplete without a headdress. :-)

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    May 26, 2014, 03.39 AMby purplegoat

    50s fabulousness!

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      May 26, 2014, 06.06 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much!

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    May 25, 2014, 10.50 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh hello gorgeous!! What a beautiful dress. The fabric is to die for and you created such a wonderful dress with it. The facinator is adorable as well. I love this x

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      May 26, 2014, 06.07 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! The fabric waited in the stash for several years, just to fit this occasion perfectly!

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    May 25, 2014, 08.56 PMby missjackieo

    I really like the collar shape , its a very nice line ,and the way the flowers creep up the skirt is just lovely . Bravo for being the only hat- wearing guest , its such a shame hats are no longer a wardrobe staple :-(

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      May 26, 2014, 06.07 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!
      I couldn’t agree more! Hat can be such a nice accessory, complete the outfit.

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    May 25, 2014, 07.09 PMby liliv-1

    Perfect shape and volume! And the print of the fabris is a dream with all these large flowers and the lovely colors! You will be the best dressed lady at the wedding!

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      May 26, 2014, 06.08 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! I think I was, bride&groom’s families positively commented my look (and my husband’s) behind our backs! :-)

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    May 25, 2014, 06.49 PMby victors

    This a beautiful dress and your fabric is amazing! Its great when you find ‘the’ pattern your fabric has been waiting for!

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      May 26, 2014, 06.08 PMby Brahdelt

      Exactly! Thank you very much!

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