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Button Down Retro Dress 09/2014 #123



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Women’s dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by burda style magazine.

Wear this adorable dress to your favorite burger joint or soda fountain. It’s fitted at the waist with a V neckline, button front, and retro flared skirt cut on the bias. You’re ready for the sock hop!

This pattern is from College Prep collection.

Recommended Materials

Dress fabrics of wool or blends.

Amount of Fabrics

Flannel check,
width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: 2.50 – 2.50 – 2.60 – 2.60 – 2.60 m (2 3/4 – 2 3/4 – 2 7/8 – 2 7/8 – 2 7/8 yds).

Batiste, wide, for lining,
width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 0.60 m (3/4 yd) for all sizes.

Interfacing, Vilene/Pellon G 785.

Vilene Bias Tape/ stay tape.

7 buttons.

3 ­large sew-on snap fasteners.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    May 12, 2015, 12.49 AMby Kristen Waltman

    Hi there…I am about halfway through sewing this pattern and the PDF directions are SO CONFUSING. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to sew the front bodice to the back with the lining and the facing… It says something about “sliding the front bodice strap edges into the back bodice strap edges and stitch” I am not sure if the bodice is turned right side out for that or not. I hate that there are ZERO images in the instructions and they’re written so poorly, very hard to understand. I’ve made so many mistakes because of it… fingers crossed I can figure it out!

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    Apr 6, 2015, 11.06 PMby bluetalmeida

    This pattern has serious fitting problems and is visible in the 3 pieces made by customers I really like the style so I guess I will have to work the torso pattern entirely to make it fit right. I will also recommend that the back skirt does not need to be cut in 2 But cut 1 piece with fabric fold and same thing with the back torso center piece.

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      Aug 27, 2015, 08.15 AMby tandarra

      It’s not just me then! I’ve made the top twice now and just cannot get it to fit. Think I will cut it off and make a skirt.

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    Sep 26, 2014, 06.50 PMby andrea mcmanus

    I just cut the fabric for this dress and some of the directions are confusing. Has anyone seen a tutorial, sew along or blog post about this pattern?

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    Aug 26, 2014, 09.53 AMby barbaraagatha

    Styling and look is totally Prada AW13:http://www.livincool.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Prada_aw_1314_Milan9.jpg And that’s a good thing :)

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