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30 August

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    Aug 30, 2016, 07.16 PMby Callie Stricklen

    I need the size chart for the swing dress please :)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 02.03 PMby danielle-em

    hi there! just wondering what you meant in your 50s petticoat pattern about the ‘cutting layout’? t doesn’t seem to be in there and I’m just wondering how you divided the lengths of the tiers. please advise! thanks!!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 07.06 AMby Daisyanne

    Hi thanks for a great pattern (Elsa) I made a Sweetheart top from a very ‘gay’ shirt my husband did not wear. Daisyanne

19 September

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    Sep 19, 2011, 06.27 PMby malluttan

    Thank you for the petticoat pattern! I´ts just what I need for my 50´s weddingdress that I´m making. Thank you again!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 03.02 PMby Seraphina Lorell

    Just started making the Katjusha dress – so far looking lovely. I’ll post pictures as soon as I’m done. Thank you for rocking pattern

7 April

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    Apr 7, 2011, 03.17 PMby tirrs

    you make such a beautifull dresses! I love the style. I just odered fabric to make the petticoat.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 04.15 PMby 50schick

    Thank you for posting the instructions. I couldn’t find them immediately.

    i had no idea there was special fabric we could use. I think my mum (who’s going to make this for me!) is planning to use heavyish net or nylon chiffon.

    I’ll let you know how it all works out…

10 December

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    Dec 10, 2010, 01.05 PMby bopippdo

    congratulation with the 1st anniversary..!!hope that it would be forever friendship..:-))

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    Dec 9, 2010, 09.55 PMby 50schick


    I’m trying to find materials to make the petticoat. I see you say “don’t use tulle”. It seems to me that normal “net” is a bit too stiff, and less “frothy” than a petticoat that I tried on elsewhere.

    What do you suggest instead of tulle? Is tulle different from “nylon chiffon” (which my mum has found online).

    I note that your pattern doesn’t contain detailed instructions. Is it simply a case of gathering each of the net teirs, and sewing them onto the one above?

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      Dec 10, 2010, 04.42 AMby elegant-impressions

      Hi 50schick!

      Did you see this petticoat instructions ???

      At first I have to apologize because my english is not good!

      After washing, tulle becomes soft… that means it lost its condition. Tulle is not recommended that is my personel experience and what I read in several blog posts all over the world, confirms this.
      We used polyamid fabric and we added the link
      where we bougt it!

      If you don’t dare to buy something from a german website I would say please try it out: I mean you should buy some fabric samples and wash them at first.

      Our demand:

      Please advice of any results!!!

      Thank you! :-)


2 December

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    Dec 2, 2010, 03.02 PMby Nermina Croata

    Where can I find more of 1950’s patterns ? To me they are the most beautiful dresses. Thanks.

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      Dec 10, 2010, 04.50 AMby elegant-impressions

      Hi NerminaK! :-)
      You are right: The 1950’s patterns are sooo beautiful! :-) Have you ever looked for vintage patterns in the web? There are serveral links where to get them. Try it at etsy for example!

      Good luck


20 September

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    Sep 20, 2010, 06.45 AMby bopippdo

    Hi Elegant Impressions, May I ask something about the petticoat? What is the length of the petticoat? Can I use tule for this petticoat? Thanks before :-)


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      Sep 20, 2010, 11.19 AMby elegant-impressions

      Hi Bopippdo,

      the length of the petticoat is about 65cm.

      To change the length you should shorten or lenghten the first tier considering that the volume of the petticoat will become less the more you lenghten the first tier and vice versa.

      Never use tulle! It becomes flappy and soft after the first washing. There is a link in our project description where we bougt the fabric… you may look online for a special petticoat fabric.

      immi. and apfelbluete

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      Sep 20, 2010, 01.30 PMby bopippdo

      Thank you for the information..:-) I want to make a skirt which I also want add petticoat under it. With your petticoat’s length it’s a little bit too long for me. I just need 48cm as the length, so I have to make it approx.17cm shorter. Can I just use two tiers instead three tiers, so that I don’t need to make anything shorter? If yes, which two tiers would you recommend to me to use, 1st & 2nd or 2nd & 3rd or 1st & 3rd?
      By the way about the site thank you, it’s really handy.:-)

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      Sep 20, 2010, 05.50 PMby apfelbluete

      You can make each tier a little bit shorter.
      According to the pattern each tier is 18 cm and 17.5 cm for the top layer. If you devide 48 cm with 4 parts. Then you get for each tier 12 cm plus seem allowence and the top layer will then be a total of 24cm.
      I will not suggest to make less than three tiers.

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      Sep 21, 2010, 08.11 AMby bopippdo

      ow ok…very fine to know that. Thanks a lot for the information!! :-D

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    Jul 25, 2010, 03.44 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Your designs are so lovely! I hope there are more to come, I love vintage!

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      Jul 26, 2010, 01.02 PMby elegant-impressions

      Thank you so much… your feedback is very welcome! :-)
      Apfelbluete designed a really gorgeous, beautiful and young dress. You can look forward to it. It will be published soon ( august) coming up with a pattern and instructions.

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    May 12, 2010, 04.05 PMby cassattle

    As a lover of vintage and classic styles, I adore your designs! I gasped out loud when I saw Martha#1, after already downloading Nadja#1. I cannot wait to make these dresses! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

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      May 13, 2010, 02.44 PMby elegant-impressions

      We are glad you like our designs!
      Like your avatar photo and the other one at your studio-side! :-)

12 April

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    Apr 12, 2010, 11.00 PMby joshsnana

    love this dress and am so excited to give it a whirl. downloaded the pattern without a problem. unfortunately, the instructions only include the cover sheet. can you help? thanks

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      Apr 13, 2010, 07.40 AMby elegant-impressions

      Hi joshsnana!
      We have to admit, there are really no instructions to our dress. It is because we are not good englisch speaker.
      What is about your sewing level? What is your size?
      The dress is not very complicated to sew. The greatest difficulty might be the zipper.
      There are also other how-to’s which might be helpful here at BurdaStyle.

      Sometimes we will develope instructions to our patterns…. if we still find enough time.

      We hope you try the ‘Nadia#1’ nevertheless and it comes out well!

      immi and apfelbluete