The dress that nearly wasn't!

Added Jul 27, 2013

by janene

London, United K...

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Another vintage style dress using the Elisalex bodice but this time I did some major pattern adjustments to make a much better fit. It ‘nearly wasn’t’ because I initially thought the fabric was rubbish so I thought I was making a toile, never to be worn. But it turned out much better than I anticipated and now has pride of place in the wardrobe!

More photos and details over at ooobop!

Material Notes

Something very unnatural!

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Aug 21, 2013, 11.42 AMby Verunka Kostrouchova

    Gorgeous dress and I love the print you chose for it :) (and those shoes!!!)

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    Aug 11, 2013, 10.52 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress! and perfect fabric for this dress too!

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    Aug 1, 2013, 03.38 AMby neveenkarnes

    the fabric looks great with this style…. loving it..great job!!

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      Aug 2, 2013, 11.12 AMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Jul 30, 2013, 10.28 AMby freakusbzzz

    You get prettier by the day :)

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      Aug 2, 2013, 11.12 AMby janene

      You are far too kind. x

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    Jul 30, 2013, 09.49 AMby libra-s

    So very pretty!

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      Aug 2, 2013, 11.05 AMby janene

      Thank you Libra-s x

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    Jul 29, 2013, 06.41 AMby missjackieo

    wowee u look gorgeous , love the way uv styled it with the shoes and scarf x

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      Aug 2, 2013, 11.01 AMby janene

      Thank you Missjackieo x

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    Jul 28, 2013, 12.38 PMby Kasiorist

    that’s beautiful, janene!

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      Jul 28, 2013, 04.23 PMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Jul 27, 2013, 09.48 PMby schnui

    This is gorgeous Janene. The fabric absolutely makes this dress and you look amazing in it.

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      Jul 28, 2013, 04.23 PMby janene

      Thank you lovely Schnui x

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    Jul 27, 2013, 07.48 PMby liliv-1

    The fabric’s print is really adorable with the florals on the polka dots and I like the black, white and grey tones! Gorgeous dress for sure, very cute and romantic!

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      Jul 27, 2013, 09.02 PMby janene

      Thank you. I’m so glad I found a use for it! :-)

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    Jul 27, 2013, 06.18 PMby Mary Athey

    just gorgeous and i adore that fabric. its fabulous on you and i agree with the wows!!! love this x

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      Jul 27, 2013, 07.25 PMby janene

      Thank you so much Mary x

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    Jul 27, 2013, 05.32 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Wow, fabric much too nice for a toile! Very pretty!

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      Jul 27, 2013, 07.24 PMby janene

      Thank you Anne. Must learn not to be so much of a snob in future!

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    Jul 27, 2013, 05.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Beautiful dress! You can be proud, thats for sure :)

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      Jul 27, 2013, 07.07 PMby janene

      Thank you Ellen :-)

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