The Flower Shop

Added Mar 4, 2014

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland

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This time something classic in the 1940’s style which is a buttoned up shirt dress. It’s a 114 dress from Burda 09/2012.

My alterations: I skipped the pockets, added the collar and changed the sleeves – I didn’t have enough fabric for the long ones, I didn’t like the idea of long sleeves for a cotton Spring dress anyway, so I went for a short sleeve instead. I wanted to stress the 1940’s fashion so I made a pleat on the sleeves and it made them boxier. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough fabric for the belt so I’ll be wearing this dress with a leather one.

I had some problems with a standing collar. When I sewn a beautiful collar and tried to attach it to a dress it turned out to be about 3 cm longer than the neckline…. I have no idea what went wrong because I was very carefull while copying the pattern on the paper and then onto a fabric. Luckily, I was able to substract pieces of the standing collar on both ends and didn’t have to cut it and sew it again! v
I also had problems with buttonholes – my machine finally refused to sew the buttonholes (and I generally see some problems with transporting the fabric, I guess it’s time to take my machine for a checkup, but when? I sew all the time…). I finally made the buttonholes using my machine but moving the wheel by hand, and it was a long and painful process.

I’m really happy with the top part of that dress but I’m not so sure about the skirt part… It’s neither full nor pencil skirt, and I don’t like such undecided solutions. I knew it’d be like that looking at the photos in Burda, but I didn’t know how this fashion might fit my figure and I don’t think I like it. I might change the skirt into a pencil one but I’d have to rip some seams and I really hate ripping… We’ll see how this dress behaves while worn.

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Mar 6, 2014, 02.15 AMby nadia r

    what a great dress!

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      Mar 6, 2014, 12.25 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you!

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    Mar 5, 2014, 12.26 PMby Winnie Nkosi

    Lovely dress,nice fabric.

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      Mar 5, 2014, 08.13 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you!

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    Mar 5, 2014, 12.04 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a lovely dress-don’t change anything, it’s perfect!

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      Mar 5, 2014, 08.14 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you, I won’t for now, I’ll wait till it’s warm enough to wear and and give it a go a few times.

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    Mar 4, 2014, 08.28 PMby SassyT

    Love this. The fabric is to die for.

    Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees
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      Mar 5, 2014, 10.44 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! Yes, I love it too, I’ve been thinking about buying another version of it with red flowers instead of blue ones.

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