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Stepford Wife

Added Jul 17, 2011

by alasse

Munich, Germany






Another 50s inspired dress. When I was out fabric shopping, this one just called to me and told me to make a vintage dress out of it. Yes, fabric does that to me.
The little belt buckle is actually an original, I found it at an antique dealer’s booth at this little fair we have here in Munich.

The pattern I used for the top part was no. 125 out of burdastyle magazine 05/11, with shortened sleeves and adding the peter pan collar. For the skirt part I reused a basic a-line skirt pattern I drafted some time ago with burdastyle’s tutorial.
The dress is completely lined and I went ahead and put my current piping addiction to use on the sleeves and the collar.

This dress certainly gets quite a few weird looks when I’m out on the street, probably because it’s a bit unusual for an every-day dress… but I love it, so I don’t care ;)

Also, you could go and check out my blog. How about it? Pretty please?

Material Notes

cotton print (outer fabric), viscose (lining), silk (collar and belt), satin bias tape (piping), vintage belt buckle




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    Jul 23, 2011, 10.36 PMby nana2be

    What a lovely dress (and you look so pretty in it)! I like it because it is such a classic style….just about any age could wear this. I’ll be sure to check out your blog….thanks!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 05.53 PMby irmchen

    You look like a modern vintage girl – really lovely. You should enjoy these weird looks. I am sure people are pleased by your sight!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 05.49 PMby tirrs


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    Jul 18, 2011, 12.41 PMby virginia Argumosa de poo

    lovely :)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 06.56 AMby lauriana

    Great dress and I love the red details! I adore vintage-style dresses too and believe, I also get strange looks when I’m wearing them (in The Hague, the Netherlands)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 06.25 AMby toupinette

    so madmen!!! well made and look good on you!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 05.58 AMby Pepper Toast

    You look very lovely in your lovely 50’s dress. Lady dresses get attention here on the West Coast of Canada too!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 12.56 AMby kiwibubbles

    this is so cute, wll done. I will go check out your blog, I love fifties dresses.

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    Jul 17, 2011, 11.55 PMby MissHickory

    lovely!!! love the red shoes and belt…..it brings out the red in the material… and very vintage!!

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