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Vintage Dress 05/2012 #133



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Want a vintage-feel dress, that is still in style today? This dress is a great vintage Burda pattern, brought out from the archives in Germany and re-made and re-styled. It was originally published in Burda Moden 5/1961.

This lovely dress features a draped back, shoulder ribbon ties, and is made in a luxurious velvet. You could even lengthen the hemline to the floor for a dress fit for a fancy gala. Or you could make it in a floral print for a more casual day-dress.

Length from waist 66 cm (26 ins)

Recommended Materials

Softly draping fabrics.

Amount of Fabrics

Silk velvet, width:140 cm (55 ins)
length: 1.60 1.70 1.80 1.90 2.00 m (1 3/4 1 7/8 2 2 1/8 2 1/4 yds).

Knit lining, width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: 1.20 1.25 1.25 1.30 1.30 m (1 3/8 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 yds).

Petersham ribbon, 2.5 cm (1 in) wide X 2.50 m (2 3/4 yds) long.

Vilene Bias Tape/stay tape.

1 in visible zipper, 40 cm (16 ins) long, and a special presser foot.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Nov 11, 2018, 02.05 AMby amatte

    HELP !

    How do you do this part?

    At each shoulder seam, turn armhole edges of main fabric and lining under and pin together with a sungle straight stitch. On front, reach between main fabric and lining and pull out one armhole. Remove the pin but keep hold of the edges. Stitch armhole edges together, from shoulder seam to side seam, right sides facing. Push edges in place again. Then working from the back, pull out armhole edges and stitch together. Push edges in place again. Sew second armhole in same manner.

    I am so lost!

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    Mar 29, 2015, 09.30 PMby sewing fanatic

    highly interesting and elegant, the back looks divine x

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    Apr 26, 2014, 09.24 PMby Danielka Ta

    I love the draped back, but the front looks like a frumpy muffin-top. On a model, it must look just fine, but on a normally shaped person….

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