Two Versions of the A-Line Dress 5/2011 #108B

Added Nov 7, 2013

by mutnedjemet

Lisbon, Portugal

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Description

I made these dresses a couple of years ago. Although they were made from the same pattern, I think they have a very different feel. The main change I made to the pattern, was to tweak the front and back bottom pannels to fit my hips.

The black dress was made from repurposed fabric from an old gown that was once deeply loved, but just wasn’t my style anymore. So instead of leaving it to rot in the back of my closet, I decided to chop it up and give it a new life. It’s made from a heavy satin. I had a very limited amount of fabric to work with so I had to shorten the skirt. I changed the neckline by reducing the straps and trimming it with a black and white vichy cotton bias tape, that closes on the shoulders with a bow.

For the second dress, I used a heavy army-green satin, trimmed with a wide lace at the neckline, front and back.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Satin

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    Nov 10, 2013, 08.49 AMby liliv-1

    Both dresses are gorgeous!! I love this pattern and it suits perfectly your bodytype!! I want to try it sometime too!

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/two-versions-of-the-a-line-dress-52011-108b