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the ginger dress

Added Feb 2, 2010

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...






This is a late 30s dress I made from a pattern one of my friends sent me! (See last photo.) I really love how the dress fits and the drape of the material; I’ve worn it several times already (even though I literally just finished it last week! ;). Now, something I have to admit about this project: the fabric (a rayon faille print), while lovely, does get in the way of the design lines. I was a bit too eager to get going on this that I just grabbed the only length I had that was an appropriate weight. While the dress is still cute, I would love to make this in a “calmer” print or solid so the tiny tucks and yoke-lines stand out a bit more. So see: everyone makes mistakes from time to time! lol. Read more about the process in the blog post I wrote about it:

Material Notes

rayon faille




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Feb 4, 2010, 05.57 AMby Ana B

    Another great creation from you. Very prettiful!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 07.57 PMby ichigogirl

    But it is still gorgeous,and suits you so well! Looking forward to the next version ;-). Oh, and thank you for including my blouse in your ten favourites, happy!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.15 PMby nutmeg1

    Adorable! Must get this pattern…

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    Feb 3, 2010, 11.13 AMby anajan

    There’s no mistake here (yeah, I know the design lines would be more noticeable on a solid fabric, but you can always make another dress, right?). The dress is super cute (as always), and the style really suits you!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 10.38 AMby nettevivante

    This dress is so lovely! The fabric is just perfect for spring, though it is a pity for all that work on the tucks. Nevermind! You look wonderful in it!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 08.06 AMby susanne2011

    It’s beautiful!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 01.08 AMby tanyaaa

    So cute! =]

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.03 AMby oddoneout

    I love this so much! You have the best patterns ever! Your clothes are always so lovely! I get what you mean about the details being lost in the print, but its so fun to look at!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 10.46 PMby loyl8

    i swear you make some of the cutest little retro dresses ever. good job. I need to learn to use a pattern.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 10.22 PMby heartspromise

    Wow, I love this dress. I get what you’re saying about the fabric. You can see the tucks and yoke-lines but, me, I’d like to see them a little more pronounced. But the fabric is lovely. Anyway, great work. I can’t wait to see the next one!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.50 PMby dorawarren

    looks great. i love you style

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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.49 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! But I see your point with all the details “drowning” in that cute flowery fabric. Nevertheless, I think the cut suits this fabric, but we’ll see how the next will turn out?

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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.32 PMby pikkupossu

    So beautiful :) I love vintage clothes :)

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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.32 PMby janul

    Love this! The buttoned front is interesting, I like the big buttons you used. I like the shape of this dress a lot.

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