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The Battlefield Dress

Added Feb 25, 2014

by kaitiek

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Burda Off the Shoulder Dress Plus Size 07/2011

When my fiance first saw me try this on, he told me, “I would so ravish you in that dress!” I loved the end result, and found it very flattering, but for an advanced beginner like me, this dress was a real battle to sew, especially the collar which makes the off the shoulder part.

In the end, I do think it was worth it, because I learned a lot and this is possibly one of the best things I have sewn. It definitely bumped my skills up a notch. Also, I love the vintage feel of the dress, as it reminds me of a wiggle dress Marylin Monroe would have worn.

On this dress, I learned how to sew a lapped zipper and a vent, which I had never done before.

I have more details and photos on my blog, if you are interested. :)

http://thestockholmseamstress.wordpress.com/

Material Notes

Nice two way navy stretch satin for the shell, cheap royal blue satin on the lining.

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Mar 5, 2014, 04.24 AMby shela

    You look lovely, the neckline and fit is wonderful on you.

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      Mar 5, 2014, 11.47 PMby kaitiek

      Thank you so much, that means a lot after all the fit issues I had to work through!

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    Mar 4, 2014, 10.37 PMby Denise Wild

    Looks lovely on you, so glamorous!

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      Mar 5, 2014, 11.47 PMby kaitiek

      Thanks, I totally feel glam wearing it. :)

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    Mar 4, 2014, 02.46 PMby kisses

    Fabulous neckline and it looks great on

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      Mar 4, 2014, 09.41 PMby kaitiek

      Thank you!

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    Mar 3, 2014, 07.54 PMby Mokara

    You did a great job! It must be exciting to learn new things. I’m sure your fiance loved it on you :)

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      Mar 4, 2014, 09.42 PMby kaitiek

      Haha yes he did! Thank you! It feels good to be advancing and learning something new, and I felt like this dress pushed my skills forward a little.

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    Mar 3, 2014, 07.52 PMby vinia789

    It’s a lovely dress, well done.

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      Mar 4, 2014, 09.42 PMby kaitiek

      Thanks!

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    Mar 3, 2014, 06.24 PMby max

    Very nice!

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      Mar 4, 2014, 09.42 PMby kaitiek

      Thank you!

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