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30th Birthday Dress - Maxi-Dress 05/2013 #123

Added Oct 22, 2013

by mutnedjemet

Lisbon, Portugal






I made this dress for my 30th birthday, on the 12th September. I wanted to make my grandpa happy and he really likes to see me in light colors, so I chose this light greyish green satin, which I never wore or even thought of touching before.

For my pattern I selected Burdastyle 5/2013 #123 Maxi-dress with contrasting straps. Although this is a very flowy pattern from the bust down, I flaired the side seams of the skirt a little bit to make sure it would accomodate my hips.

I don’t do ruching very often and I can’t really say what possessed me to try this on a tight dead line… The most difficult thing about this dress was to insert the invisible zipper, which I usually don’t have any problems with… I definitely hate dealing with ruching, but I was really happy with the end result!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Jul 7, 2014, 06.46 PMby lucielaurier

    Beautiful, you convinced me I’m buying the pattern!

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    Oct 22, 2013, 02.45 PMby liliv-1

    Pretty dress and it suits you very nicely at the bust!

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      Nov 6, 2013, 08.26 PMby mutnedjemet

      Thank you so much! That’s a huge compliment for a girl with small boobies :)

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    Oct 22, 2013, 02.13 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you and i’m sure your gtandpa thought so as well x

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      Nov 6, 2013, 08.26 PMby mutnedjemet

      Thank you very much! Yes, he was very proud :)

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