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The nemesis dress

Added Nov 28, 2011

by oldfashioned

Beirut, Lebanon






A pleated 1940s dress from a vintage pattern which nearly killed me to make. Read all about the pain on my blog:

Material Notes

Made from a kind of lighweight rayon and some crepe de chine for the waistband. Its also lined with some kind of cotton blend.




Garment Type

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    Dec 1, 2011, 02.08 AMby rhinestic

    Love the dress and fabric choice! I feel so sorry about your pain, but I think the result looks totally awesome in the end!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 07.20 PMby kerstika

    Lovely!! It was obviously well worth the bother it caused you :)

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    Nov 29, 2011, 10.19 AMby keren

    Gorgeous! I love the style and the fabric. I love the shoulder pintucks/pleats/gathers (?) Sorry to hear it almost killed you! Glad you’re still alive and got a great dress out of the ordeal :-)

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    Nov 29, 2011, 06.19 AMby renaissancemedici

    This is wonderful. I’m always dreaming of a dress like that. Well done!

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      Nov 29, 2011, 12.26 PMby oldfashioned

      Thanks, i’ll warn you its a pain!

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    Nov 29, 2011, 01.22 AMby Binita Shrestha

    Love the print. You look lovely in it. Great job!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 09.35 PMby MientjiB

    It may have been a pain, but it was definitely worth it! I love your choice of fabric too :-) Gorgeous :-)

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      Nov 28, 2011, 10.29 PMby oldfashioned

      Thanks, support much needed!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 09.32 PMby schnui

    Looks lovely and very feminine.

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      Nov 28, 2011, 10.30 PMby oldfashioned

      Thank you, appreciated.

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