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such a lady

Added Oct 12, 2009

by redviv

Melbourne, Austr...






An old dress of beautiful fabric but poor design re-worked into something I will actually wear. It started out with 3/4 length puffed sleeves, no shaping and a bad neckline. I modified an old Vogue pattern and the bodice didn’t quite match the pattern so I had to add many small darts to the neckline to help it fit. Fiddly.

Material Notes

A second hand cotton dress (several sizes too big)




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Nov 18, 2009, 03.48 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    j’aime bien!!!! and by the the way!! i love your hair too<!

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    Oct 21, 2009, 07.47 PMby stoli187

    its gorgeous. i tried doing the same to a maternity dress :/

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    Oct 14, 2009, 03.54 PMby stephaniemorgan


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    Oct 13, 2009, 06.52 PMby grovestreet

    Nicely done

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    Oct 13, 2009, 02.51 PMby lizah

    beautiful dress!!

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    Oct 13, 2009, 12.13 AMby sandrasews

    Stunning. Great job altering this dress.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 10.55 PMby amibambini

    I dream of finding fabric like that. Great job with the dress, it makes me think of MGM musicals.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 07.01 PMby sewneenee

    your hard work really paid off…lovely dress!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 02.22 PMby skwarynia

    Very elegant lady indeed:) Great fabric

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    Oct 12, 2009, 10.09 AMby gillthecat

    fab i havnt upcycled yet but i do love it as a concept, bonny frock

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    Oct 12, 2009, 09.05 AMby sarsaparilla

    You did a really nice job :)

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    Oct 12, 2009, 08.38 AMby red-wren

    That fabric is gorgeous! And the dress looks so lovely and comfy! I love dresses that make me look like a lady – and you’ve certainly achieved that! Well done!!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 08.23 AMby lovelypolly

    so lovely and “ladylike”

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