Under the Sea (50s style pencil dress)

Added Jun 5, 2011

by kokuryu

Wroclaw, Poland

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Description

This dress is a combination of two Burda patterns: 3/2010, #107 and 3/2011, #108.

Material Notes

  • 150 cm (59 in) wide cotton poplin. I only had 1 m. It was a gift from an online fabric shop, e-AbcTekstyliaPL.
  • Bias tape: 2 m

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Aug 23, 2011, 10.11 PMby madrastra

    I can´t believe it!!!! You should work as stylist, is just perfect!!!!! Thanks for posting this lovely project!!!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 05.25 PMby asf

    Fantastic. Looove the color and the fit is excellent.

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      Jul 11, 2011, 03.05 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, asf! :)

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    Jun 6, 2011, 03.43 PMby aggelicat .)

    just perfect!!

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      Jun 6, 2011, 03.56 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, aggelicat! :)

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    Jun 6, 2011, 10.12 AMby Mai-der

    Lovely, lovely & lovely! Looks great!

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      Jun 6, 2011, 11.17 AMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Mai-der! :)

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    Jun 6, 2011, 06.22 AMby libbysharf

    I love your dress!! could you give some more details on how you altered and combined the two patterns?

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      Jun 6, 2011, 11.15 AMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, libbysharf! :).

      As to the pattern combining, I traced and cut the top pieces from Burda 3/2011, #108 and the bottom pieces from Burda 3/2010, #107. They matched perfectly.

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    Jun 6, 2011, 03.36 AMby hannnc

    (I’ve said this many times but…) I always love this style of high neckline and low back! Gorgeous dress and good combo!

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      Jun 6, 2011, 10.58 AMby kokuryu

      Thank you very much, hannnc! :)

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      Jul 11, 2011, 02.46 PMby hannnc

      Hi again, I’m actually making this pattern now for bridesmaid dresses. I just made a muslin and it is much much too small! Wondering what size you used and how you converted it? As the pattern says size 17-21 which doesn’t make sense to me.

      Thank you :)

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    Jun 6, 2011, 02.52 AMby poppykettle

    This is such a lovely creation – and the colour suits you well. I’m rather envious!

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      Jun 6, 2011, 10.58 AMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, poppykettle! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 10.05 PMby mojo elgin

    beautiful! it looks great on you!

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      Jun 5, 2011, 10.24 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, m.j. elgin! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 07.14 PMby sewtake2

    Such a beautiful dress-the colour and style is just perfect for you

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      Jun 5, 2011, 07.45 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you for your kind words, sewtake2! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 04.25 PMby Debby H

    All round wonderful

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      Jun 5, 2011, 04.26 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, littlebaz! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 04.06 PMby katensew

    Lovely colour and style.

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      Jun 5, 2011, 04.07 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you very much, katensew! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 03.48 PMby Lucha Suarez

    Such a lovely dress! You did a great job, and that color suits you so nicely!

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      Jun 5, 2011, 03.55 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, mamadiosa! I’m glad you like it :).

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    Jun 5, 2011, 03.24 PMby BeYou TiFul

    What a beautiful dress and great color. You look very pretty!

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      Jun 5, 2011, 03.27 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you for your kind words, jhurienesling! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 02.56 PMby violetta089

    Beautiful! Great job as always :-)

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      Jun 5, 2011, 03.03 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you very much, violetta089! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 02.54 PMby anemary07

    Love the color. Elegant, chic combination

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      Jun 5, 2011, 03.03 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, anemary07! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 02.36 PMby leahfranqui

    That color is magnificent!

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      Jun 5, 2011, 02.38 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, leahfranqui! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 02.35 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Love this color, suits you so well! Very chic, simple, yet so special. :)

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      Jun 5, 2011, 02.37 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you very much, blanz80! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 02.26 PMby Pepper Toast

    Very lovely dress. I love the colour too.

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      Jun 5, 2011, 02.36 PMby kokuryu

      Thank you so much, time4me! :)

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