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Poplin Dress Variation 05/2013 #124 + #125

Added Jun 2, 2013

by Tallulah Twirl

Manchester, Unit...






Yay! I actually got something done whilst it’s still current!

A mashing together of the elements of #124 and #125 in the May edition of Burdastyle magazine. Really, I took the ‘poplin dress’ and omitted one of the pockets and added some sleevage from #125. And there’s the random addition of a back pleat (yes, I had some issues…)

I think the effect is a bit like a go-anywhere vintage wrap-around pinny. If that’s possible?

Material Notes

Cotton/polyester-type mix.




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Jul 15, 2013, 10.32 AMby Kattercakes

    Looks lovely!

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    Jun 7, 2013, 03.29 AMby rboudrias

    What a lovely dress! I think the pleat would look great on the front of the dress too! I have added this dress (which I would normally overlook) to my wish list!

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      Jun 7, 2013, 06.27 AMby Tallulah Twirl

      Wow! Exciting stuff – I love that I have made something interesting to someone! Thank you.
      I would love to see if you make a front-pleat version, it could be very sweet-looking. (I now have a million ideas of how I could make different pleated versions – haha!)

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    Jun 4, 2013, 01.26 PMby PinupGal

    I love the idea of the back pleat in place of a zipper – just genius! Can you tell me a little about that process please, I would love to try it.

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      Jun 5, 2013, 06.24 AMby Tallulah Twirl

      Oh, no! I’m about to disappoint! After you had such wonderful ideas…
      Sadly, the zipper is a side zipper – and it’s still there. The back pleat is simply because the back piece on the pattern came out way too big (probably my own mistake when I was cutting out) so I just put the pleat in to bring it down to something like the right size. Sigh. Nothing very clever about this at all.
      If only I were as ingenious as you gave me credit for!!

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      Jun 5, 2013, 06.27 AMby Tallulah Twirl

      That said, I can pretty much get the dress on and off without opening the zipper so perhaps if you took a large-enough pleat down into the smaller waist section as well, maybe this could work. Hm…

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    Jun 2, 2013, 05.11 PMby zickzack

    It’s a lovely shape and fabric

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      Jun 3, 2013, 06.09 AMby Tallulah Twirl

      Thank you. I do love the fabric, even with its vintage pinny overtones…!

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    Jun 2, 2013, 03.21 PMby cathysews

    Love this, you look great

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    Jun 2, 2013, 10.45 AMby Mary Athey

    its lovely and makes me want to make one now. I love the fabric as well.x

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      Jun 2, 2013, 12.23 PMby Tallulah Twirl

      Ooh, thank you, Mary – let me know if you do make it. I’ll need to know if you find it very straightforward and therefore confirm my dippiness in some ways! xx

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      Jun 2, 2013, 12.40 PMby Mary Athey

      lol, you’re not dippy at all. i made the batwing dress out if the new issue with the most gorgeous fabric, well when i stitched it up i noticed the back part of the wing was a good few inches shorter than the front?! i felt like screaming!, i loved the fabric and had none left to re cut. out came the patern sheet again and this time i drew round it them poisitioned my cut out pattern on top. i cut it out properly, somethings either wrong with my sheet or its wrong?? i added the missing piece which is’nt noticable thankfully . i then adjusted my pattern and cut out another x

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      Jun 3, 2013, 06.07 AMby Tallulah Twirl

      Selfishly, I’m glad I’m not the only one who had some issues. And I’m duly warned against anything that looks like the pattern you mention here! Honestly, I thought I’d hit senility – I taught myself the very basics of putting a pattern together in the early ‘90s through Burda magazine, and now, with much more experience I can no longer work them out! Haha!
      Glad you managed to fix yours in the end and didn’t waste your lovely fabric – nightmares always happen to the most precious pieces. Sigh. xx

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