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Big Checked Grey Dress

Added Jan 10, 2010

by nettevivante

Nordrhein Westfa...






This is one of my most favorite pieces, yet. It is the first time I tried myself in pattern making. It was far easier, than I have ever imagined! Perhaps this is because this dress is oversized? The design is based on BurdaStyle member Verypurpleperson´s project called Blue. Thanks to her for the inspiration!

Material Notes

light-weight cotton, 3 buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic


Project "Blue" by Verypurpleperson

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.57 PMby lepetithoot

    How did you create those pleated, gathered details? Are you planning on making a how-to at all? ;)

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    Jan 20, 2010, 06.25 AMby ranjani

    This is a fantastic outfit. You did really well!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 09.05 PMby eviens11

    Where can i find the pattern??? I want it to! It’s so nice!

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      Jan 20, 2010, 08.55 AMby nettevivante

      I am sorry, I created my own pattern for this. But maybe you could try it yourself, too. It really was not so difficult. Imagine the cut like an oversized Tshirt, which is lengthened according to your height and modified at the neck. The front should be widened, if you would like to add the pleats. That is it! :)

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    Jan 19, 2010, 02.18 PMby seussian

    Beautiful details! gorgeous print.I have always like the way plaid looks You made it 10x better God bless :)

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    Jan 19, 2010, 10.55 AMby elbie84

    Love this. It is so cute!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 09.45 AMby bttn

    congratulations, very cute! and I like your shoes behind you, too :)

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    Jan 18, 2010, 12.09 PMby elaine-bin

    The dress looks great and very comfortable. I also like the button detail.

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    Jan 17, 2010, 11.47 PMby lelie

    very nice!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 07.23 PMby twoboos

    THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!! I love it…. well done!!!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 04.39 PMby elyzampa

    Great dress both for spring and winter! I have to admit I love every kind of checked fabric and this one is fabulous!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 01.03 PMby nettevivante

    Thank you all so much for your nice comments!!! :)

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    Jan 17, 2010, 04.49 AMby irmchen

    Looks fantastic! :-)
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    Jan 17, 2010, 02.54 AMby captainkitsch

    So cute! Perfect fabric choice. I am quite envious :)

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    Jan 17, 2010, 01.46 AMby sewobsessed

    You are NOT a novice.

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      Jan 17, 2010, 01.01 PMby nettevivante

      Thank you! But I am REALLY! :)…at least I still do not feel like intermediate. ;)

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    Jan 17, 2010, 01.45 AMby sewobsessed

    I really love this dress! Perfect fabric for a dress that you can dress up or down. I do love the front placket detail. You should be very proud of yourself, and I agree with the prior post, I would want to wear it everyday to work!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 01.40 AMby verypurpleperson

    Annette I really love this! It looks so comfortable and cute! And I like your pink room :)

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      Jan 17, 2010, 01.02 PMby nettevivante

      I am glad you like it! :)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 11.14 PMby stylenanda

    cute dress!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 09.39 PMby meikevanessa

    Ein Traum!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 06.27 PMby emlj


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    Jan 16, 2010, 06.24 PMby jam and ivy

    Absolutly love this. I would wear this everyday to work!! Great job.

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.58 PMby zozowahine

    Very very nice!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.39 PMby angelical

    Congratulations on the patternmaking! Love your dress. I just started making patterns myself, and it is so much easier than you thought before making them!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.32 PMby fabricaddict

    really really stunning – i wish it was mine! well done :-)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.14 PMby victors

    It’s lovely, love the button detail.

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