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Marilyn Polka!

Added Jun 27, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






I fell in love with this pattern in the June edition of Burdastyle (n.126). It is Marilyn Monroe like with a deep V-neck and a deep V-back. It actually fits me better than I expected it to!

I Battled with it, because the fabric is very flowy, meaning
- not easy to work with
- transparent
- annoying to gather
- but so damn cute!

Also, the same fabric has been used for the lining of a jacket I made earlier ( jacket ).

I am very proud, it is also very nice for an evening out.




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Jul 6, 2011, 05.48 PMby elisabethdavis

    i think this is flattering and the red is gorgeous! nice job.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 02.31 PMby Hedda Nilsen

    I love this one! You look so sassy and elegant in it, especially teamed with the insanely sweet red heels.

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    Jul 31, 2010, 12.24 PMby juniemoon

    this is so cute!!! love it!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 02.11 AMby storres56

    Beautiful dress. Looks great.

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.51 PMby kihli

    Awesome with the red jacket and shoes!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 07.05 PMby laurwyn

      Red shoes… They hurt the feet, but they’re worth it :)

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.20 AMby corduroycoat

    It IS so damn cute! I love a deep V back! And it looks so adorable with that red summer jacket. Love the whole look.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 07.04 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! I love the back too! That is actually what sold me on the pattern

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    Jun 28, 2010, 01.18 AMby jaimesews

    Love the combination & the red jacket – way cute!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 01.16 AMby verypurpleperson

    How adorable! I love the photos, they make me happy!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 07.03 PMby laurwyn

      Yeay! It is like sewing!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 01.02 AMby mischi

    I love the coordination in this photo shoot. You’re just exuding confidence + style! Well done – a gorgeous project!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 07.00 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you… That is crazy how clothing helps people feeling confident!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 12.38 AMby tinybows

    So cute, it’s the perfect fabric choice too! Adorable!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 07.03 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you, I just realized the color was almost the same as my skin :s

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    Jun 28, 2010, 12.18 AMby zsyzu

    I love the dress and the confidence you show as you wear it.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 06.59 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! I was thinking about wearing that to job interviews…

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    Jun 27, 2010, 11.20 PMby violetsky

    I love it! Goes so well with your jacket.

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      Jun 27, 2010, 11.26 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! This was made on purpose ;)

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    Jun 27, 2010, 10.12 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    lovely dress! looks great on you:) the fabric matches the design too.

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    Jun 27, 2010, 10.12 PMby sibeli

    I love the fabric and the dress looks great on you! You should be proud :)

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      Jun 27, 2010, 11.25 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! I am contemplating using the top for my bridesmaid dress…

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