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A Turtleneck, a Belt, and a 1973 Denim Shirt Dress

Added Feb 3, 2017

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






This turtleneck is one of the easiest Burda patterns I’ve made – it came together in just a few hours. I used a lightweight jersey interlock to make this more of a layering piece and it is great! I used a vintage metal zipper down the back for a modern look. The body does run small, though.

The shirt dress is from a vintage denim and it is heavy enough to be worn more like a coat. I used a vintage Simplicity #5909, year 1973 pattern for it. I love this!

The belt is made from a cranberry vinyl and a 2016 Vogue #9222 pattern. This turned out awesome, especially the grommets. I used a matching color nail polish to finish off the raw edges!

For more pictures and info, please visit my blog – https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/73-coat-style-shirt-dress-a-turtle-and-a-belt/

Material Notes

vinyl, denim, polyester interlock, vintage notions




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Grunge, Mod, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Leather/Fur

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    Feb 6, 2017, 11.43 AMby sewing fanatic

    coolness =)

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    Feb 6, 2017, 10.08 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

    What an amazing outfit. You look fabulous!

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    Feb 6, 2017, 05.53 AMby izbott

    I love this!

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    Feb 4, 2017, 08.19 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous outfit. Very retro x

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      Feb 4, 2017, 10.36 PMby SeamRacer

      Thanks, Mary!

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    Feb 3, 2017, 10.39 AMby Ivanamania

    All pieces are beautiful, but I must admit that I adore this vintage denim shirtdress!!!

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      Feb 3, 2017, 11.15 PMby SeamRacer

      Thank you. There 4 whole yards of denim to the dress! This is my newest go-to piece for this winter – so warm and different. Maybe you will try one for yourself?

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    Feb 3, 2017, 06.18 AMby Maria Hayek

    Love all the pieces! Great work on these :) (And long time no see, welcome back)

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      Feb 3, 2017, 11.06 PMby SeamRacer

      Thank you, Maria, for the compliments. And yes, it has been a while for me to post here – the welcome is most appreciated!

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