Vintage LRD

Added Jan 29, 2012

by janene

London, United K...

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A shame that this is only a toile… and not a wearable one at that! I used Vintage Butterick 8043 which is a fabulous pattern… all about the neckline. The fabric was a very cheap shiny synthetic blend, which I bought for the purpose of a toile but was secretly hoping it would work out for a wearable one. But it proved to be too unstable. It tears like paper and little holes started to appear down one side. Never mind! Will definitely be making this up in some better quality fabric next time. All the details and photos over at ooobop!

Special thanks to The House of Pinheiro for encouraging the post and to Mr Ooobop! for taking the photos!

Material Notes

Cheap shiny synthetic blend

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jan 30, 2012, 11.53 AMby KazztheSpazz

    Fantastic Janene, the real thing is going to blow my mind. Gorgeous.

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      Feb 1, 2012, 10.00 AMby janene

      Awww… thanks Kazz. Always impressed and inspired by your work and so Im uber flattered by your comments x

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    Jan 30, 2012, 11.13 AMby libra-s

    Beautiful dress!! And fantastic photos!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.58 AMby janene

      Thank you libra-s… I shall pass that on! :-)

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    Jan 30, 2012, 07.45 AMby monikapullerits

    Oh wow! What a bomb… Neckline does look great. And those shoes :P Thumbs up!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.58 AMby janene

      Glad you like the shoes too! I do like a nice shoe!

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    Jan 30, 2012, 02.21 AMby gabcorb

    What a fabulous dress, and it looks so great on you!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.57 AMby janene

      Thank you gabcorb :-)

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    Jan 30, 2012, 02.07 AMby poppykettle

    Smashing!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.57 AMby janene

      Thankyou :-)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 06.11 PMby patti-r

    You look so lovely in this dress, great job!!! Does not look like a toile in the pictures!!!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.57 AMby janene

      Thank you Patti. Its a double-edged sword making a toile from something other than calico! More disappointing I think when things like this happen!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 01.23 PMby fashionfreek

    Looks lovely. Neck detail is excellent. Just love the red. It looks nice on you.:-D i

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.56 AMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 01.17 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very nice!! Love the colour, and I agree with the other commenters, you suit red! Great neckline too, can’t wait to see your “proper” dress!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.56 AMby janene

      Thank you Anne x

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    Jan 29, 2012, 01.03 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear janene! this is just such a lovely dress. and my chapeau for the toil (it looks as if you could go and wear it at any party :-)

    great fit, great cut. go for it and do “the real thing” :-)

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.55 AMby janene

      Thank you Ralf x

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    Jan 29, 2012, 12.42 PMby loulourosa

    What a lovely dress, on the pictures it doesn’t look like it’s not wearable. But if the fabric is not strong enough,…you might end up with a totaly ripped dress somewhere on a party! You definitly have to make a new one!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.55 AMby janene

      Than you Loulourosa… I agree. It could end up messy! :-)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 12.35 PMby chula123

    this looks fabulous ! Red is most definitely your colour, very sexy :-)) Too bad about the material, I actually quite like the shiny with this and the neckline is just perfect ! Very much looking forward to you next version.

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      Feb 1, 2012, 09.54 AMby janene

      Thanks Chula… yes I am going to have to think about the right fabric for this. I quite like the shiny too!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 11.09 AMby freakusbzzz

    veeeery sexy young lady!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 11.14 AMby janene

      lol… thank you freakusbzzz! Lets just say it took rather a lot of photos to arrive at those ones!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 11.02 AMby schnui

    Janene, this is gorgeous. I absolutely love the pattern and the colour of the fabric. I hope your next one will be in the same colour as it really suits you. The neck-line is so lovely!! Look forward to seeing the next dress.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 11.13 AMby janene

      Thanks schnui! Indeed I think red is a must… or maybe even tangerine!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.33 AMby Rosemarysclothes

    Why cant you wear it? It looks great and i cant see anything wrong with it.

    You have done a great job.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 10.43 AMby janene

      Thank you Rosemary. The fabric unfortunately tears like paper. Little holes started to appear. I tried to fix one of them but it didn’t hold up. I didn’t cry too much!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.11 AMby Handicrafteria *

    Love the color, the silhouette … everything about it! It’s really sad that you won’t be able to wear it, because it is so beautiful + looks that a great effort has been invested!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 10.47 AMby janene

      Thank you. Yes it is a shame but hey ho! a lesson learned!

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