Vintage print summer shift dress

Added Mar 16, 2014

by cathysews

Portsmouth, Unit...

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Description

My sister in law took me to her fave nik nak shop and there were tons of vintage fabrics for sale, I could only afford one…so I had to choose! Gulp! Anyway chose this very crisp( will crease) bright flowery cotton. Used the shift dress pattern from burda 06/2013 magazine. I almost wished I hadn’t. The side cut out sections drove me mad. The piping is supposed to go around the whole shape but I couldn’t get it to lie flat , so I just piped the vertical bits. The piping for the pockets and neckline were really much easier to do. I like the neckline actually and as the zip is at the side, it’s not affected in any way. I used size 36 with no adjustments needed. This dress isn’t perfect but it’s come out ok.

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.51 AMby Worrierprincess

    Looks great!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 12.57 PMby nadia r

    I want to make one of these one day! great look

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      Mar 21, 2014, 05.22 PMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks, quick to make

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    Mar 17, 2014, 02.27 PMby kisses

    Looks nice Cathy…the piping really highlight the fabric

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      Mar 21, 2014, 05.22 PMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks

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    Mar 17, 2014, 03.00 AMby rita61

    Your dress is nice on you !

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      Mar 17, 2014, 08.44 AMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks

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    Mar 16, 2014, 05.41 PMby liliv-1

    I love it!

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      Mar 17, 2014, 08.44 AMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks

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    Mar 16, 2014, 05.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful dress Cathy and nice piping :) Fabric is lovely too!

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      Mar 17, 2014, 08.44 AMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks

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