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Black with open back

Added Nov 12, 2008

by maryy

Stockholm, Sweden






This is what I made on Saturday. It took me the whole afternoon to sew it, but luckily I got it finished just in time, and wore it in the evening.
I’ve also made the headpiece by myself.
No pattern was used.

Material Notes

Dress: a bit elastic, black fabric and buttons
Headpiece: white cotton, pearls, lace, satin ribbon and a tiny cameo.





I was inspired by a dress I saw in a blog called Sally Jane Vintage (http://sallyjanevintage.blogspot.com/2007/09/i-found-this-dress-at-fairfax-flea.html)

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    Nov 14, 2008, 08.24 AMby missmistral


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    Nov 14, 2008, 04.23 AMby olyaboieru

    Your style is unique as always! And the headpiece is a brilliant idea to this dress, it creates a very vintage look! Great work!

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    Nov 13, 2008, 03.49 PMby alekat

    this is sooo good! fantastic

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    Nov 13, 2008, 02.19 PMby justmica

    Words are superfluouses…

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    Nov 13, 2008, 01.55 PMby jeffrey

    gosh maryy, this is really nice.

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    Nov 13, 2008, 08.22 AMby goldenjen

    This is the most beautiful dress I’ve seen on Burda so far. I’m itching to make my own version and have been scouring the internet for the pattern- to no avail. It’s sexy, sophisticated and just a little bit naughty- perfect for the upcoming party season. I will be turing green with jealousy until I can get home and have a go and making my own varitaion!

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    Nov 13, 2008, 05.22 AMby lybu

    woooow. So beautiful. Love love love the back.

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    Nov 13, 2008, 03.36 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    awww thats so pretty :) im so going to try this, its so nice!

    hope it doesnt turn out all terrible!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 11.43 PMby emsalot

    wow! i love your cool vintage style it is the best!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 11.22 PMby ghainskom

    Without pattern in an afternoon. Impressive!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 07.09 PMby cosmoblue

    This looks beautiful! I love the Bow.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 05.10 PMby dianacirne

    beautiful dress!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 05.10 PMby jessicoulter

    I love the back! very classy

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    Nov 12, 2008, 04.33 PMby laurertheexplorer

    gorgeous!! i am such a fan!!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 03.41 PMby the-gilded-bee

    oh wow, another stunning dress! Lovely work!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 02.35 PMby emilykate

    Oh wow, like all your creations this is just beautiful. I’d LOVE a dress like this, if my need to wear a bra didn’t preclude it :o)

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    Nov 12, 2008, 01.52 PMby nysister

    Love it! Very talented!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 01.09 PMby marlorcor

    So perfect and chic!! Wow.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 11.08 AMby jfgutierrez

    maryy you are a very consistently talented designer who’s designs both surprise and delight me every time. I love this and you should be very proud of this one. Your designs always inspire me.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 10.37 AMby elyzampa

    …simply WONDERFUL! :D

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    Nov 12, 2008, 09.20 AMby ailuja

    this is just adorable, love love love at first sight!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 08.35 AMby sew-pr-t

    I Looooooove it! Gorgeous!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 08.23 AMby redmage0011

    this is completely AMAZING! From the front its very demure and very Audrey Hepburn, and then the little surprise when you turn, simply amazing!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 08.12 AMby fabricaddict

    Beautiful!! I love the back with the bow

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    Nov 12, 2008, 07.44 AMby carlatv

    The bow on the back is a perfect detail! Very chic dress. The Fascinator goes great with this dress. How about a How-To on the fascinator?

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    Nov 12, 2008, 07.32 AMby thora47

    This is beautiful! (As are all of your creations.) It will take me the whole afternoon to sew pajama pants today for my daughter… I envy your ability!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 07.19 AMby annabok

    you are amazing! thanks for the tip for the blog. I think I too can find lots of inspiration there.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 07.00 AMby bola

    lovely and sweet!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 06.49 AMby senasews

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I Love it!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 06.49 AMby karencilla

    gorgeous as always!!

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