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Đurđa's dress

Added Apr 29, 2015

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






Meet Djurdja, my very good friend and roommate! Her friend was getting married this past weekend and she asked me if I could make her a dress for that occasion. Of course, I said yes! We went fabric shopping and then after hours (or days) spent browsing through my Burda magazine collection this is what we came up with.

She’s been on ’Allo ’Allo kick for the last few weeks and a bit influenced by the fashion of the 1940s, in her own words, she wanted a dress like the ones Madame Edith wears :) This dress is made by combining the skirt from #116 Burda 03/2014 and bodice from #116 Burda 04/2013 . Everything went well and the dress was a success, but my only regret was choice of fabric. We bought the fabric before she knew what kind of dress she wants, and if I had known that she would go for form fitting skirt I would advise fabric with some stretch. Although absolutely beautiful, this floral satin rayon have no stretch at all and it was very difficult to make a functional skirt that is not too tight around the legs. You can see in the pictures that there’s some puckering around the lower thighs, but oh my. She wore it for the whole day of walking and dancing without anything falling apart :) And most importantly, she had the greatest time!


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Rayon, Satin

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    Oct 14, 2015, 09.20 PMby DrapedinCloudlets

    So pretty :-)

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      Oct 16, 2015, 01.50 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you :)

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    Jul 6, 2015, 09.17 PMby Christine Borders


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      Sep 26, 2015, 09.31 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much!

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    May 6, 2015, 04.18 AMby sewing fanatic

    ooh its pretty! great fabric choice for the style X

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    May 5, 2015, 01.50 PMby aeira

    Oh, what a wonderfull dess. A perfect combination of a dress and a girl :)

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      May 6, 2015, 09.31 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! And I agree with you, she chose just the right dress :)

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    May 1, 2015, 04.05 AMby Mokara

    Beautiful dress. You are such a good friend :) Congrats for being featured.

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      May 1, 2015, 04.20 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! It’s always so rewarding to make your friends happy :)

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    Apr 29, 2015, 03.09 PMby TyMarie

    Great dress! Love how you were able to combine two seperate patterns to make this dress your own. Make sure to check out the bottom of the homepage this week!

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      Apr 29, 2015, 10.20 PMby kelerabeus

      Oh, that’s so awesome! And thank you :)

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    Apr 29, 2015, 12.21 PMby PennyMac

    What a pretty dress. Really nice.

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      Apr 29, 2015, 10.19 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

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    Apr 29, 2015, 11.17 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks Fab on x

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    Apr 29, 2015, 11.00 AMby RedBelka

    Gorgeous dress! Nicely done!

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      Apr 29, 2015, 10.16 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 29, 2015, 09.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just beautiful!! Lucky friend! :)

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      Apr 29, 2015, 10.15 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Ellen! And believe me, I’m the lucky one :)

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      Apr 30, 2015, 04.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats to be featured!

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