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open back dress

Added Jun 20, 2010

by emilief

Paris, France






I fell in love with all the cut-out dresses I’ve seen here,
especially – Vivat Veritas’ danielle garden party dress
and – BeckySewsKnits’ Vivat Veritas inspired dress
so I decided to try to do something similar.
I used a dark grey cotton with small blue dots (which dont look so blue on the pictures unfortunatly) and the coffe date dress pattern for the top part and a simple rectangle for the skirt.
I think my version is a bit more revealing because i didn’t made an empire waist so it’s open until the waist line but I’m quiet happy with it anyway.




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danielle garden party dress
Vivat Veritas inspired dress

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    Apr 18, 2012, 09.17 AMby MadeinAmandine

    elle est superbe ! je vois que tu as expliqué tes modifications en anglais, je peux te demander la même chose en français s’il te plaît ? mon anglais n’est pas terrible ;-) en tout cas, j’avais déjà vu la version de vivat veritas, et ta version est au moins aussi cool ! bravo !

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      Apr 18, 2012, 03.39 PMby emilief

      merci c’est vraiment gentil !
      pour les explications j’ai juste dis que j’ai utilisé le patron de la coffe date dress pour le haut et que la jupe est un simple rectangle froncé.
      Contrairement à la version de VivatVeritas j’ai ouvert le dos jusqu’à ma taille, VivatVeritas elle avait fait une taille empire.
      voilà, n’hésites pas si tu as d’autres questions :)

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    Aug 19, 2010, 03.30 AMby gregsgal

    This is such a cute modification. And I’m interested in how you did the cut out too. :)

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      Aug 19, 2010, 09.32 AMby emilief

      it’s actually very simple because I just used the “bodice back facing” part of the pattern as the upper part of the back (not just as a facing). Then I designed myself a little piece for the lower part of the back (you can see it quite well on the third and fourth pictures) it’s a simple angle bracket shape but with more round edges (sorry I’m not sure how to explain it in english, hope you’ll understand)

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    Jul 28, 2010, 02.27 AMby nic305

    I saw the other cut out dresses and they are all awesome! do u think u can explain how u did the cut out?

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    Jun 24, 2010, 11.03 AMby hajnika

    Wow! You have made a very cool dress from this pattern! I love it!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 03.34 AMby petitejosette

    This is very cute, simple and yet fun. Great job !

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    Jun 22, 2010, 01.14 AMby evildaemonlady

    Love the open back – maybe I will (wo)man up and make myself one!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 08.55 PMby apvolek21

    So cute and inspiring. Now I want to make my own open back dress now!

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      Jun 27, 2010, 05.07 PMby hannnc


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    Jun 20, 2010, 03.40 PMby farahajh

    You did a great job on the fit of that dress, looks fabulous.

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    Jun 20, 2010, 03.19 PMby passionplaisir

    Ta robe est splendide. J’adore le dos.

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      Jun 20, 2010, 04.09 PMby emilief

      merci :)

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    Jun 20, 2010, 01.53 PMby laurii

    the back is great! :)

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    Jun 20, 2010, 12.25 PMby nenasew

    Gorgeous. Serious fabric but such fun design. Love the open back.

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    Jun 20, 2010, 12.01 PMby lizah

    it’s really cute! you look great in it!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 11.25 AMby emilief

    thank you !

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    Jun 20, 2010, 11.17 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Very nice dress and love the fabric and the fit is perfect on you!!!

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