My first ever dress!!

Added Oct 12, 2011

by Priscilla Fo...

Campinas, Brazil

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When my little sister reminded me she’d be graduating in June this year, I didn’t really care that I had only been sewing for a couple of months: I decided I was going to make my own dress for the event. Knowing it would be cold here in the southern hemisphere, I wanted something with sleeves (which I didn’t have at all). I was inspired by Very Easy Vogue V8615 but I self-drafted the pattern for this little guy by myself (well, with the help of my sewing instructor). Ok ok… it’s not EXACTLY how I had pictured it, but I really really like it and I wear it all the time. Maybe more out of pride than anything else. I could hardly believe I had actually made a dress. And a cute one. So here it is, everyone, will all my pride and joy: my very first dress!!

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Oct 20, 2011, 03.41 AMby neenkster

    good job! :) i’m a novice as well, haven’t started making things for myself yet, but hope i will soon! it’s good to see another novice over here :)

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      Oct 20, 2011, 02.38 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much! You will see that this website is the best place to get motivation as a novice. Post everything you make, I promise it will be rewarding! Good luck!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 10.13 PMby calafia110

    It seems that everytime I find a project that I like, you have made it! This dress, the scallop dress and the Kate Middleton dress. For being a novice you do beautiful work and I am looking forward to seeing what else you do. I now have the patterns for two of your posts. Now to be brave enough to try! Really nice job! Looks very professional!

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      Oct 20, 2011, 02.37 PMby Priscilla Folley

      That might have been the best, most flattering note I’ve received on this website. Thank you so very much. You totally made my day. (Wait for more!)

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    Oct 16, 2011, 10.31 AMby mirjana80

    Wow, it’s gorgeous! Love the v-neck in the back! :)))

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      Oct 16, 2011, 12.54 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you so much, Mirjana! I am touched by all the sweet and encouraging notes here!

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    Oct 15, 2011, 03.30 PMby lizajane09

    I am so impressed! You did such an awesome job.

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.27 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you so much, Liz. Encouragement is key to making me want to work even harder next time!

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    Oct 14, 2011, 08.03 PMby Rebecca Ryan

    I like :) a big welsh wow

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    Oct 14, 2011, 11.10 AMby Rosy1964

    Wow! You should be very proud of yourself! I can not believe this is the first dress you sewed … so wonderful! I admire your great, great talent!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.26 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Rosy, that was such a sweet note. Thank you a lot for your encouragement!

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    Oct 14, 2011, 08.24 AMby vasea

    Very well done…

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.26 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much for taking a look at my project and writing me a compliment!

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    Oct 14, 2011, 06.21 AMby zsyzu

    I love it! I got this pattern and it didn’t turn out as cute as this dress. Well done!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.25 PMby Priscilla Folley

      How can that be possible? You are a great seamstress! Thank you so much for the compliment!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.25 PMby Priscilla Folley

      How can that be possible? You are a great seamstress! Thank you so much for the compliment!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 08.42 PMby Emiliten

    Fabulous!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 08.04 PMby threadsquare

    I love it! You should be so proud, because this is a stellar first dress :)

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.25 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Whoa, that was a huge compliment! Thank you so very much!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 09.17 AMby groovymama

    Priscilla – it is absolutely adorable!!! Love it.

    Hugs, Trine

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.24 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Trine, your compliment made my day! I cannot believe that something I’ve made has caught your attention. I think your clothes are awesome!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 08.59 AMby freehold

    Be proud, its wonderful……. I’m still too scared to post anything that I have sewn before, and I find myself with my low self esteem telling everyone what I made and pointing out the flaws… Bah!! Sometimes the easiest thing in wonderful fabric can be amazing. You chose well, good luck xxx

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.23 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Oh, come on! If you look at my very first projects here on Burda you might feel tempted to laugh. But everyone here is super sweet and they always have something nice and encouraging to say to you. They give lots of motivation and we just feel like getting better and better. You should try!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 05.23 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i can not get over the fact, that this is your first dress ever! i am really thrilled and very very impressed! chapeau!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.22 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Merci, Ralf! Your compliment means a lot!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 11.27 PMby applesofavalon

    So cute! Very well done!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 10.20 PMby mollykatherine

    WOW! what a lvoely dress, I’m very impressed that its your first! you should be very very proud of yourself :) x

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.21 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thanks a lot, Molly. I am also proud to have gotten compliments from you. I think your dresses are super cute!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 06.55 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Great job on the fit! I have yet to try a dress with sleeves.

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.21 PMby Priscilla Folley

      You should! The only thing that requires a lot of attention is finding out which sleeve goes on each side! Other than that, I thought it was pretty ok to sew sleeves!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 06.32 PMby mojo elgin

    Very cute! Great job! Little sisters can be great motivators, huh?

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.20 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Absolutely, M. J… and in my case, my little sister is also the one who takes most of my pictures. I have to double-thank her!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 06.09 PMby alexphil

    looks great!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 06.05 PMby jillsparks

    Adorable, and you look so happy in it!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.19 PMby Priscilla Folley

      I really am happy every time I wear it. And what a pleasure it is when people say my dress is cute and I go “well, I made it”!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 05.38 PMby Terry Antaramian

    Very cute! I like your version better than the the one on the model; the v-back is really nice, too! Great job!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.18 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Oh my gosh, Terry, you totally made my day with this note! Thank you so very much!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 04.09 PMby sarahc409

    It’s gorgeous! love the fabric pattern!

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.18 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much! You can see I was totally influenced by the Vogue picture, but I really like the fabric and it was quite cheap too. Just a great deal.

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    Oct 12, 2011, 04.02 PMby tradsahm

    GREAT job on your first dress!!!! It’s so cute!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 03.31 PMby chula123

    very cute, love the v-neck in the back. Great job for a first dress !

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.17 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much, chula… Yeah, I think the back is one of my favorite things about this dress…

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    Oct 12, 2011, 03.23 PMby velvetribbon

    Cute dress! Congrat for your first dress:)

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      Oct 15, 2011, 04.17 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you so much for your compliment, Hana!

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