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ame no machi dress replica

Added Jun 23, 2008

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






some years ago my 2 partners & i had our own boutique in my country (Indonesia) called Ame No Machi. during that time, i designed this simple vintage-looking dress, inspired by dresses of the ‘30s, and our tailor made it a bit wrong (but still good!). now, years later, here i am making a replica of my own designed dress, and this time i sticked to my original design (= higher neck-line) :)
it was only because when i went hunting for cheap fabrics, i found this one that reminded me so much of the original dress, and it was for such a cheap price that i just HAD to buy it XD instead of fake pearls like in the original dress, i used some plastic beads as the strap.

this is the 6th piece of clothing that i’ve sewn in my whole life, and it’s my 1st time ever that i did a dress all on my own, without any pattern/following any tutorial. even with lots of trials & errors, i finished it in around 3 hours. it may not be perfect, but still i love it to death :)

the last 2 pics show the original dress, made by our tailor back then, worn by our model Zulfa, in our boutique’s launching fashion show.

Material Notes

again, due to my lacking of fabric knowledge, i don’t know what the fabric’s called. it’s maybe some kind of lace, though thicker than regular lace :p





myself, Zulfa for modeling the original dress, and our beloved tailor who made the original dress.

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    Jun 25, 2008, 08.53 AMby saxsilverain

    thankies! :) yep, i also prefer ‘my’ version ;)

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    Jun 23, 2008, 05.47 PMby bekaem

    definitely prefer ‘your’ version with the higher neck. the light grey is good too, don’t see that too often and can be quite elegant if you want to wear it that way.

    indonesia to finland. quite a step.

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    Jun 23, 2008, 09.32 AMby fabricaddict

    Lovely dress, well done!

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