The Raspberry Sorbet Dress

Added Jun 9, 2011

by debilovessewing

Edinburgh, Unite...

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Description

This dress is my version of a perfect summer dress. It’s based on McCall 5384, a pattern from 1943. It has interesting shoulder gathering and cute little pockets. I absolutely love it!

Material Notes

Dress made out of synthetic linen material with a repurposed zipper on the left side.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Aug 12, 2011, 03.39 AMby nessys

    Everything about this is just gorgeous! The colour is incredible, the cut, it fits you perfectly – you look just fantastic. Gosh I would just love this dress for myself! Great job Darl!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 10.12 PMby Fipp

    I love this dress and the color is gorgeous!!!!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 01.21 PMby threadsquare

    I want this dress! The cut and color look amazing on you :)

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    Jun 13, 2011, 07.47 AMby tine94

    Wow, great choice in fabric and colour, works very well with the pattern and suits you. Good job.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.36 PMby debilovessewing

      I really love this fabric! The colour is one of my favourites!!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 07.07 AMby beastofcotton

    The pattern doesn’t look like anything special from the envelope, but it looks amazing on you! Perfect fabric choice. It looks like a modern dress with inspiration from the 40s.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.37 PMby debilovessewing

      I know!!! Isn’t that crazy! I was really surprised how great the design was when it was all made up!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 07.07 AMby beastofcotton

    The pattern doesn’t look like anything special from the envelope, but it looks amazing on you! Perfect fabric choice. It looks like a modern dress with inspiration from the 40s.

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.36 PMby keren

    beautiful dress! Love the style, the fit, the color and the fabric.

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    Jun 12, 2011, 02.27 PMby ielle palmer

    How very cool. You look like you should be hanging out with people in a WWII period BBC Drama. Or perhaps someone Dr. Who runs into on one of his travels :) Very nice dress, and the fit is perfect. I always have problems fixing the stupid boob area. Damn Darts lol.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.38 PMby debilovessewing

      hehehehe…I’d love to hang out on a BBC period drama!!! :) I find the 40’s darts ok…I have CRAZY problems with 60’s and 70’s darts!!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 01.08 PMby ajtak7171

    Wow, what a dress, and what a perfect fit! And that coming from a vintage pattern is proof, that you are a really accomplished seamstress! Congratulations!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.18 AMby rogue-cellist

    gorgeous! I adore the colour. Your projects always make me wish I could find a way to make vintage patterns work for a breastfeeding mum because I am seriously jealous of your wardrobe!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.39 PMby debilovessewing

      hhmmmm…now you’ve got me thinking! I bet there are some styles that might work…..hmmm……I will have to investigate ;)

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    Jun 11, 2011, 09.40 AMby stephiaffi

    Absolutely lovely!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 08.54 AMby Klandestino-Atelier

    I love this dresssssssssss! Cute.

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    Jun 11, 2011, 06.47 AMby irmchen

    You are right: This is a perfect dress for you. :-) To me, you are the one all around (sewing blogger scene) who presents the 40th style in the best way!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 09.56 AMby debilovessewing

      Awww! Thank you so much! What a wonderful compliment!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 09.03 PMby sewtake2

    Wow-what a great dress-I want to make one-it is so stylish

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.40 PMby debilovessewing

      Thanks!!! I want to make some more from this pattern too!!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 06.53 PMby Natasha Venzke

    It’s a really delicious looking colour. I like the shoulder detail on the dress.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.41 PMby debilovessewing

      Thanks! The colour is my absolute favourite. I love the shoulder details as well…and how it is mimicked in the pocket detail….very clever pattern drafting!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 08.20 AMby zenica

    You rock that dress! Love it.

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.39 AMby debilovessewing

      Thanks so much! :) I feel awesome in it!!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 08.06 AMby poppykettle

    I love the textured look of the fabric – gorgeous dress!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.39 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you! I love the look of linen without the wrinkles :)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 03.41 AMby stitchikles

    What a perfect colour for a vintage pattern! I love it…. I am always on the lookout for vintage dress inspiration and this is one of my favourites so far!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.40 AMby debilovessewing

      YAY! I ADORE vintage styles too! It’s funny because at first the pattern envelope doesn’t really look like much but once sewn up it really has a special feel to it!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 12.40 AMby aluckmann

    Of all the projects you’ve done in the past year, this is one of my favorites.

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.40 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you soooo much! What a sweet comment :)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 12.32 AMby Lauriänn

    When I see the pictures I just remember these movies fro the 50’s…touché. I loooooove it the dress, the hairstyle, the shoes, the pose…

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.40 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you so much! I love drawing inspiration from classic movies too….so much elegance!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 10.32 PMby carottesauvage

    Super lovely! raspberry sorbet is an acquired taste!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.41 AMby debilovessewing

      I actually don’t like raspberry sorbet…hehehehehe…I’m much more of an ice cream person myself (chocolate!!! yummy)!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.44 AMby carottesauvage

      Well, you don’t have to wear you culinary preferences ‘on your sleeve’!
      As far as I am concerned, I decided to ban chocolate brown from my wardrobe! :)

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    Jun 9, 2011, 10.25 PMby apfelbluete

    WOW! What a perfect fit! this is a masterpiece!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 09.22 PMby CelticButterfly

    I love how the pattern was from the 40’s, but this dress looks totally new! Like you just bought it from a department store.

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.42 AMby debilovessewing

      Thanks so much! I am really happy that I can wear this now without looking too costumy (though I love dressing up in vintage-inspired from head to toe)

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    Jun 9, 2011, 09.17 PMby nookie

    just lovely, the colour is perfect and the dress details are to die for, as they often are for vintage patterns.

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.43 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you! I love vintage patterns…so well drafted with swoon worthy details!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 09.03 PMby brisehuus

    Beautiful dress. Very nice cut and lovely colour.

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