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tweed dress

Added Dec 22, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






I saw a Dior dress in a fashion magazine (can’t find an online picture of it) which I like exept for its weird bow at the waist. I created the pattern for this dress based on what I could see in the magazine: front darts which start very close to the center, fitted bodice to the waist, fitted three quarter length sleeves, Marie-like skirt (but with the pleats arranged a bit differently). For ease in walking and sitting, I made it with a smooth back with slit. I like the end result, but I only wear it with colourfull thights, otherwise it’s too severe looking.
Oh, and sorry for the strange face I’m making. It’s hard to pose well for a camera on self-timer ;)

Material Notes

black-and-white herringbone tweed, lining, blind zipper.





well, the house of Dior, I guess

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    Jan 28, 2009, 03.46 PMby effervescence

    I really love it!!!

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    Dec 26, 2008, 04.38 PMby csheppard001

    You look fab in it! Tres Tres Chic!

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    Dec 26, 2008, 11.59 AMby amandamechele

    Gorgeous..and I love the photo.

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    Dec 25, 2008, 03.04 PMby justmica

    Gorgeous!!! So elegant and beautiful!! Well done!!

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    Dec 25, 2008, 03.44 AMby ipires

    That is a gorgeous dress!

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    Dec 24, 2008, 11.22 AMby lindal

    I really love this dress. Great style and looks good on you!

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    Dec 24, 2008, 08.44 AMby elleb

    so fabulous.

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    Dec 24, 2008, 08.12 AMby ssarryo

    I think this would go great with a scarf that matches the tights.

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    Dec 24, 2008, 08.10 AMby ssarryo

    Wow. Great fit.

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    Dec 23, 2008, 11.50 PMby toupinette

    very retro and chic! a really great job! congrats!

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    Dec 23, 2008, 06.17 PMby piratetoast

    Wow – it looks like it was sewn by a professional! Mega awesome and so inspiring!

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    Dec 23, 2008, 06.16 PMby nehmah

    Really fine work. I cannot be certain, is the neckline a funnel-shape or does it lay next to the skin? Nehmah

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    Dec 23, 2008, 04.25 AMby fraufrohlich

    it is sooo chic!!

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    Dec 23, 2008, 02.20 AMby erdronen

    beautiful! i love it!

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    Dec 22, 2008, 06.03 PMby alekat

    i love it! it has such a nice silouette. its very 50’s inspired. i like the necklike and pleats! and dont worry about self timer faces…. i also lack a willing and capable photographer!

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    Dec 22, 2008, 04.56 PMby auntchelle

    Beautiful dress that suits your figure perfectly.

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    Dec 22, 2008, 04.46 PMby mandicoulter

    beautiful! – awesome job!

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    Dec 22, 2008, 04.36 PMby Liza Azman

    Very nice. Classy and I like the fabric.

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    Dec 22, 2008, 02.05 PMby carlatv

    Another great creation!

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    Dec 22, 2008, 01.17 PMby mirela


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    Dec 22, 2008, 01.15 PMby Jodi Wade

    This dress is beautiful! I really love it!

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    Dec 22, 2008, 12.48 PMby claireissewing

    Wow, I love it so much! And I’m a massive fan of bright tights – a very good look. And you make drafting the pattern sound so easy! x

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