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My kind of number 10: Moschino Style dress with hand made roses

Added Mar 29, 2014

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






This is my kind of number 10. Classy and simple, yet unique.

I have combined a Simplicity pattern for a dress with simple pleats, front yoke and flat sleeves and a rose cut out pattern I found in Burda style magazine.

In fact, I was so inspired by the Moschino collection dress published in Burda, I decided to make it as soon as possible.

The pattern itself purports to be a 50s dress made modern. I have used it before for my Jubilee dresses in John Kaldor fabric.

I purchased the vintage fabric off ebay, and I can guarantee it is much heavier and better quality than the polycotton. Still a summer fabric rather than wool gingham. It was definitely a very good choice.

For the cut out roses I used a stretch cotton I purchased from Fenwicks. I copied the pattern and used bondaweb to attach them to the dress piece by piece. A lot of work involved, however well worth it!

I did make a heavier red belt, however I decided to keep it thin and minimal.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the result, it is definitely a wearable project I am extremely proud of. Without the hefty price tag of a Moschino designer dress.

Thank you Burda magazine for the brilliant idea!

Other notions:
Handbag: Karen Millen; Watch: Karen Millen; sandals: no name, off ebay; fabric: vintage gingham.

Material Notes

cotton gingham, stretch cotton




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Apr 1, 2014, 02.51 AMby renepassion

    This dress is so beautiful!

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    Apr 1, 2014, 01.08 AMby schnui

    I absolutely love this dress Irina. It is beautiful and the roses are perfect. I hope you don’t mind but I am going to have to copy that idea.

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      Apr 4, 2014, 10.12 PMby Irina Schwab

      Of course I don’t mind, that’s why we share projects!! I can’t wait to see what you are making!

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      Apr 5, 2014, 12.52 AMby schnui

      Thank-you Irina.

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    Mar 31, 2014, 06.53 PMby zranitelna

    Your dress is beautiful, Irina! Great inspiration! Which magazine nr. are the roses in?

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.08 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you. I will post a telephone taken photo of the magazine page. It was February or March this year. I will check and come back to you!

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    Mar 31, 2014, 06.25 PMby Inga 888

    such a beautiful and unique dress, love the red flower detail!

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.10 PMby Irina Schwab

      I will put a photo of the original. I fell in love with the idea!

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    Mar 29, 2014, 09.35 PMby IDia

    OH my God!!!!!! This is breath taking!!!!!! Too Bad that Burda site dont work that everybody can admire such extraordinary piece !!!!! Ps. Greetings from me Irina :-* YOU will know who :-) I also uploaded a project but dissapeared! Hope Burda site will work soon!

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.09 PMby Irina Schwab

      Sooo glad to see you back! I managed to post this twice because I could not see it. Now both have been published!!

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