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Black Tulip

Added Aug 22, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






I made this last summer and it is my favorite dress ever made. I used the fabulous dress pattern 125 from november 2007, this pattern is just perfect: it has adorable little sleeves with gussets, and a very flattering neckline with pleats at the arms, so feminine and retro!! I have used this pattern again “here”: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/red-off-shoulder-dress/
The pattern called for a petticoat but I didn’t add it because I wanted to reduce the vintage look. I used a stretch satin with a snake texture (it isn’t visible at the photos but it is very pretty).

Material Notes

stretch satin, burda 11-2007-125




Garment Type

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    Jan 13, 2014, 07.58 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    What a neckline!!! It was THE dress, I clicked from scrolling down your 95 projects – omg. That neckline flatters you enormously!

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      Jan 15, 2014, 06.19 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much! I love this neckline too, it’s my favorite dress!

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    Aug 31, 2013, 09.32 AMby fyrane

    I love this classy dress! It looks amazing on you! I think this dress is a lot more difficult than it looks because of the neckline and the arm gussets. So yeah, well done!

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      Sep 6, 2013, 07.27 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you very much!! It’s an amazing pattern, and this dress is the most favorite of mine! The neckline is very easy but the gussets are hard if it is the first time you add them;) Thanks God there are tutorials on the web!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 09.23 PMby dvinare

    wow wow! looks really great on you, wear it often ;)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 09.36 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks!! I’ ll wear it whenever i find an excuse!

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    Aug 28, 2013, 09.50 AMby Echoey

    Your dress is beautiful, and really suits you ! Bravo!

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      Aug 28, 2013, 10.17 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you!!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 07.01 PMby Kocotte

    this pattern is really fabulous and your dress as well

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      Aug 25, 2013, 07.49 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much my friend!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 04.59 PMby BeeZee

    I loved the red one and may love the black one even more. Are the gussets at the arms hard to do? Unfortunately I shy away from this pattern for that reason because I love the off the shoulder look. Another A+ for you! xoxo

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      Aug 23, 2013, 07.01 PMby liliv-1

      I have made gusset only two times, one for this dress and one for the red one. I admit I found them a little hard, but I think it was more my luck of experience!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 04.13 PMby cris orange

    black is not really my colour, but I must admit that this dress is very flattering and elegant on you!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 06.58 PMby liliv-1

      Black is not my color either!:) But I like a black dress from time to time!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 03.08 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    I love the dress. The shape is so flattering and I really like the little sleeves. You look stunning in it. I can see why you love it x

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      Aug 23, 2013, 06.57 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you! I like the little sleeves too!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 08.58 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like this dress, too, but for my hips such a skirt is just contra-indicated:) But the bodice is really very nice: I hope to use it some day. It’s a pleasure to see the dress on you because it’s very worthy and you made it very well. It’s easy to imagine you dancing the whole night:-)

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      Aug 23, 2013, 09.35 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you Oksana! I smiled at your last comment: the dress is perfect for dancing nights!! I don’t know if the skirt is unflattering for your hips, I guess you know more about it! Anyway the bodice is the real star of this pattern in my opinion!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 08.48 AMby Helguchi

    Gorgeous dress, very elegant. I love it!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 09.02 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks Helguchi!!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 08.15 AMby nishavinod2009

    Love the neckline. And as usual the dress is stunning! perfect fabric for the pattern..

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      Aug 23, 2013, 08.48 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks nishavinod2009!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 07.36 AMby bethmaryharley

    You look beautiful! I wish I could make something as elegant as this!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 08.47 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much bethmaryharley, it’s not difficult at all to make this!

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    Aug 23, 2013, 02.05 AMby kisses

    So love this dress…very stunning

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      Aug 23, 2013, 08.45 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much kisses!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 11.12 PMby Mbaliyethu

    I love your dress ,looks beautiful on you. Good job

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      Aug 22, 2013, 11.37 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you Mbaliyethu:)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 11.09 PMby slmnstyle

    Lovely dress! I especially like that off shoulder neckline, so flattering to your face and figure!

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      Aug 22, 2013, 11.37 PMby liliv-1

      Oh yes the neckline is my favorite part! Thank you very very much!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 09.51 PMby schnui

    This dress is just gorgeous. I love it !!! I was at my girl friend’s yesterday and she is a dressmaker and she was making this exact same dress. She has made it several times for herself and for clients and everyone loves this pattern.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 10.18 PMby liliv-1

      Yes it is really a great pattern! It is very flattering because it creates the illusion of a more small waist and an hourglass figure. When I wear this dress I always get compliments from people who don’t usually notice what I wear, i.e. men:)

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      Aug 23, 2013, 01.18 AMby schnui

      You must be the best dressed lady in Athens!! And I am sure you would turn the heads of many men!!
      I have some beautiful fabric that I bought in Athens during the Olympics and I really must make something with it. I bought it in the most beautiful shop in the city centre (I think near the square where the guards change over in a kind of parade). I remember the street was closed to traffic; like a Mall). I wish I had bought more fabric then!!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 11.38 PMby liliv-1

      I’m curious which this shop is, there are many fabric shops at this particular place of Athens! No complain about fabric shops here, we have many with great prices. We also have a shop with wholesale prices, and if you have experience at choosing fabrics you can get many meters of relatively good quality fabric without spending a fortune. Every time I shop there I really can’t carry the weight!! It is really a big pleasure to be able to sew and try new things without being afraid that you will ruin an expensive piece of fabric. Men in Athens never turn their head to look at me any more, I don’t know if it is because I’m not so young and have stopped wearing mini skirts, xe xe! But of course your lovely compliments make me really happy!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 09.46 PMby puffinlove

    Wow, another lovely dress! I think you must have a room-full of dresses we still haven’t seen yet! I love the shape of the neckline, and gussets, well, I’m impressed! But I guess that is what allows you to have that bodice and sleeve shape very fitted and still lift your arms? And I love your gorgeous, smiley photos :-)

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      Aug 22, 2013, 10.11 PMby liliv-1

      Yes, that’s exactly the role of gussets! Thanks a lot for your lovely comments! I have made many dresses, that’s sure:))

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    Aug 22, 2013, 09.03 PMby Fantasywriter

    A lovely, lovely dress. Wow.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 09.26 PMby liliv-1

      :) thank you fantasywriter!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 07.52 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress liliv, every woman needs a lbd in their wardrobe and yours is fab on you x

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      Aug 22, 2013, 08.14 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much Mary!! I love colored dresses but and LBD is always great!!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 07.49 PMby Brahdelt

    Okay, so now I want to make this dress, too! (My list is getting longer and longer… :-} ) I wasn’t sure about this pattern but it looks so good on you, very Summery and fun!

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      Aug 22, 2013, 08.13 PMby liliv-1

      You should make it!! You have an hourglass body and this dress will be really hot on you!!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 07.48 PMby jobirdie

    This dress looks fabulous! Love the neckline and skirt. Such a flattering dress. Tres elegant!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 07.15 PMby rita61

    Beautiful!! Fantastic dress on you! Great photos.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 07.41 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you my sweet rita! xxx

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    Aug 22, 2013, 07.08 PMby Anjovis

    This dress is stunning! Love it :) I agree with Ellen that the neck line is amazing. And the dress looks great on you.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 07.41 PMby liliv-1

      How kind, thank you!!!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 07.07 PMby rachp

    Another gorgeous make – this shape is lovely on you!

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      Aug 22, 2013, 07.40 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 06.51 PMby kihli

    You look very classy and elegant! Fab dress!

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      Aug 22, 2013, 07.40 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much kihli!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 05.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely Liliv! Then neck line are very nice and the dress suits you so well!

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      Aug 22, 2013, 06.34 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much hellen!!

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