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Windy city dress knock-off

Added Jul 19, 2011

by Vivat Veritas

Tokyo, Japan






This is a dress I made for my friend, and it is a ModCloth Windy City Dress knock-off.

She got this fabric from her friend, and asked me to make a dress with it. The fabric is quite unique – I haven’t seen anything like it at any of the stores I frequent. It has a 60′s, kaleidoscope somewhat psychedelic feel to it. I was bad and kept delaying production. But I only did this because the fabric is absolutely one-of-a-kind, and I was scared to put scissors to it. But last week, I finally did it.

She wanted me to make a dress that would imitate the neckline of the Windy City Dress from ModCloth, but would not incorporate a waist band.

I hope she will like her dress!

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Material Notes

jersey, rayon, polyester, buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    May 14, 2012, 12.45 PMby thewallinna

    It’s so rock’n’roll! LOVE IT <3

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    Jul 25, 2011, 05.37 PMby annaelisabeth

    the silhouette is stunning. always thought it is difficult to wear this, but u look gorgeous. saw this dress and the original idea on your blog and yours is even better then the one, which was your inspiration.

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.15 PMby LimeSoda

    This is a stick up: hand over that fabric! ;-0

    And this is the type of pattern I skip right over but the way you’ve rendered it with the fabric now I’m on the lookout for something similar. Well done!

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      Jul 24, 2011, 12.30 AMby Vivat Veritas

      thank you! i know, the fabric is so unique, right?! i have not seen anything like it at regular fabric shops. my friend got this vintage fabric as her birthday gift, and im so envious!

      i usually dont like this type of “sack dress”, but i think it was a good way to show off the bold pattern of the fabric :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 07.52 AMby aniomatronika

    I love 60 vibe

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.07 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    the dress (and the fabric) is absolutly stunning! GREAT!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 12.29 AMby pumpkinpatches

    very pretty great fabric and buttons :)

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