The Susan Blouse also makes for a nice dress, you know?

Added May 13, 2011

by paranoire

Bochum, Germany

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Description

I knew I loved the Susan yoke as soon as I saw it. Didn’t dig the unfitted waistline, though. So after altering the pattern and making a blouse in subtle green chiffon, i knew there had to be a dress!

I had bought so much fabric on my last shopping spree and this project was a good way to “burn” some of it :D

The chiffon is pretty sheer, so I still have to make/organize a slip for underneath, but I don’t have matching jersey and I don’t really want to go fabric shopping AGAIN still have about 60-80% from said shopping spree, argh!

I think it looks pretty flapper-esque when I wear the sash on my hip :D After the Boheme Sauvage Soiree, I’m all <3 for 20ies-40ies clothing :D

The instructions are now up, so you can make your own dress, too!

Material Notes

navy satin and chiffon, cotton interlining for the yoke, vintage fabric for the yoke lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Chiffon, Satin

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    May 14, 2011, 01.25 PMby makerland

    Wow, that looks gorgeous! When I saw the picture of you in it, I thought it looked very 1920s too, which is an era that I love! Totally inspired by this, and look forward to reading about the changes you made.

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      May 14, 2011, 02.20 PMby paranoire

      Thank you :)

      The changes I’ve made are now written in the instructions section (above the picture).

      Hopefully we’ll see a lot more Susan dresses :D

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    May 14, 2011, 12.50 PMby lyrameneses

    So beautiful and so inspiring! <3

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      May 14, 2011, 02.20 PMby paranoire

      Thank you so much!

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    May 14, 2011, 11.34 AMby stars

    Thanks, I’m looking forward to having a go at this :)

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      May 14, 2011, 11.44 AMby paranoire

      Be sure to share, I’m really excited to see what you make :)

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    May 14, 2011, 05.44 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    elegant, lovely, fantastic, and so special! i love this dress!!!!

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      May 14, 2011, 10.54 AMby paranoire

      Thank you very much!

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    May 14, 2011, 03.25 AMby alicerain

    Love it! It does look kind of flapper-era. I’m also in love with the room you took the pictures in – beautiful!

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      May 14, 2011, 10.54 AMby paranoire

      Thank you :D
      I love my bedroom birch trees. It kinda makes me forget I have to live in the city for at least another 5 years :)

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    May 13, 2011, 07.29 PMby stars

    Gorgeous, really elegant. I hope you find time to write up those changes!

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      May 14, 2011, 10.58 AMby paranoire

      Thank you :)
      I think I’ll write them up now, but I don’t have pictures, hope that won’t be a problem.

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