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Tulip dress from vintage fabric

Added Dec 21, 2010

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany

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Description

This was the first Burda magazine pattern I used. It was part of the august issue in 2009 (#128 for those who’re wondering). I layed my eyes on the fabric which used to be duvet covers from my grand parents for a while before and thankfully my parents gave both sets to me. I didn’t even use one for this dress so I can still use one for my bed which is quite funny whenever I wear the dress and happened to cover my sheets with the same fabric. I always feel like Inspector Clouseau who is able to blend into a background perfectly.

I altered the pattern slightly: added pockets, shortened the sleeves, made it a hint longer and inserted a organza band to the waist.

I’m aware that it isn’t neccessarily the most flattering fit for my body shape but I love the print and therefore I love the dress.

There are more pics and infos here.

Material Notes

vintage cotton, organza, zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Organza

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    Dec 27, 2010, 05.51 PMby claudinka

    I don’t understand why you think that dress-shape doesn’t fit you!?! It looks very nice, lays the eyes on the waist, and that’s just fine in my opinion. I have to look for that pattern in my old burdas. This is a very nice pattern, like your dress very much.

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      Dec 28, 2010, 12.46 PMby redredhoodie

      Thank you. It’s just because I’m a pear shape and tulip skirts make hips look even bigger. Anyways, I’m happy you like it.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 10.41 PMby lkeogan

    It looks AMAZING on you, great job :)

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    Dec 21, 2010, 05.27 PMby analogue

    Don’t worry, you look beautiful in that dress! Lovely fabric, the idea of blending into your bedclothes made me smile XD

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.31 PMby jessmariesotto

    I love that print too, and trust me it’s how you wear it that makes is wonderful. I absolutely love the dress on you!! The dress is well made and the color suites you. :D

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