The Jane Bennet Dress (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)

Added Aug 19, 2013

by caireen

Heidelberg, Germany

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Go to my blog to learn what this dress has to do with Jane Bennet!

This dress is inspired by the Mod Cloth Gazebo Dreaming Dress. I pieced together a pattern – the top is from a Burda evening gown and the skirt from Burda Young. Finding the right fabric proved to be harder. I had to dig through every single fabric pile in my local fabric store (and there were many) until I found this dark blue denim fabric. It’s darker than I had imagined, but I thought it’d make a nice contrast to the lace.

A lesson I learnt from this project: If you use two different patterns, then they won’t fit together perfectly. It’s so simple, but apparently I’m an idiot, because I was very surprised when I realized very close to finishing the dress that it was way too big at the top. I had to put in two darts at the back (and before I had already added four pleats at the skirt, two at the front and two at the back). It was frustrating to say the least since I had to open up a lot of seams.

The fabric creases easily, unfortunately, but otherwise I’m very pleased with this dress. It’s happy and summer-y, just like I imagined. I already took it out to a party a few weeks ago, and it did carry itself very well, if I may say so.

I couldn’t find the patterns I used here on burdastyle.com, so here are the links to the German Burda website:

1) Abendkleid mit Ausschnittblende (for the top)

2) Korsagenkleid – 50er-Jahre-Look (for the skirt)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

Credits

Abendkleid mit Ausschnittblende
Korsagenkleid

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    Aug 21, 2013, 08.05 AMby SassyT

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      Aug 21, 2013, 11.13 AMby caireen

      Thank you!

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    Aug 19, 2013, 12.03 PMby baum

    Very nice dress!

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      Aug 19, 2013, 12.09 PMby caireen

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 19, 2013, 11.30 AMby Mary Athey

    fab dress, love tbe lace pieces and its lovely on you x

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      Aug 19, 2013, 11.32 AMby caireen

      Thank you! I really wasn’t sure if the lace wouldn’t clash with the polka dots, but I think it gives the dress a nice “border”, so to speak.

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      Aug 19, 2013, 11.37 AMby Mary Athey

      it does enhance the dress and the lace is lovely. x

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