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80s Wrap Dress with Sailing Boats

Added Apr 16, 2017

by sophiestix

Valby, Denmark






I love the 80s vibe so I was so happy to find this nice little dress pattern on Burda Style!

I had this funky grey jersey with sailing boats on it, and thought to give it a try! I got a couple of compliments at my workplace and everybody was asking where I bought this dress. That is the best compliment ever! :-)

One of the modifications I made was to sew it a little bit shorter. Usually I wear it with boots, either ankle or long boots, so the shortness cheats the eye to give me longer legs! :-) I learnt this trick from Lucy Liu in the series called Elementary, she looks phenomenal on the show!
The other is the length of the sleeves, I made them 3/4.

Material Notes

Soft grey cotton jersey with sailing boats




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Grunge
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    May 14, 2017, 09.33 PMby sewing fanatic

    I like your work, your trousers are cool also, and this dress rocks x

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    Apr 17, 2017, 11.11 AMby Deanna31

    The sleeves look phenomenal! You look incredible! I bought this pattern but I have’t tried it yet – there are things I love about it but there’s something I need to change and I’m trying to figure it out, although I love the changes you’ve made to it.

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    Apr 17, 2017, 09.50 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    Really chic look! I even like your dress more than that one in magazine)

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    Apr 17, 2017, 08.10 AMby Maria Hayek

    The dress looks great! I love it!

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