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The 70's-inspired dress

Added Apr 27, 2014

by gemmafloyd

Warsaw, Poland






When it comes to sewing and buying clothes I’m at my prime in the spring and summertime. Every autumn it turns out I have very little to wear – especially dresses. As soon as I received this heavy polyester I knew it was perfect autumn dress material. The color and pattern of the fabric made me think of the 70s, so a loose dress with loose sleeves gathered at the wrist seemed a perfect idea. To top it off, I found the perfect pattern in the 11/2013 Burda – the designer pattern. It was meant for a blouse, but it was no problem to simply lengthen the pattern. I also added in-seam pockets. What makes the pattern unusual is the sleeve detail. Unfortunately, I think it’s all lost due to the pattern of the fabric; were it plain, it would be more visible. I love it all the same, though.

Material Notes

Patterned polyester




Garment Type

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    May 3, 2014, 06.29 AMby nrobson

    ah I really like this! total fan here

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    May 1, 2014, 02.00 AMby Guti

    Very nice dress – I love the fabric and the raglan sleeves!

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      May 1, 2014, 11.37 AMby gemmafloyd

      Thanks! Raglan sleeves are a recent favorite of mine – I love the way they lay smoothly on the shoulder.

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.53 PMby Mary Athey

    This is such a lovely dress, i love it belted and the fabric is lovely x

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.33 AMby gemmafloyd

      Thanks! I usually wear it belted, but it’s very comfy wearing it without the belt around the house :)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.49 PMby izbott

    I like you dress. The sleeves look great. Super idea to take the top & turn it into a dress! I love it when people do that.

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