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Born Lippy Dress

Added Oct 13, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

when i saw the fabric, i just knew i wanted to make it as a shirt dress. but not just any usual shirt dress. you know me, i like surprises.

a short while ago i got a stack of vintage patterns from a friend, and one of them was this blouse pattern from Vogue no. 8276 (see last pic). i’ve always wanted to try a vintage pattern, and this one looked promising. thankfully it was my size. i used it as a base for the top part.

at first i thought the darts would be a pain in the a**se to do, but it went by like a breeze! next, i decided to add small gathered sleeves. for the back side, i added a peekaboo factor with a black polka dot tulle. then i added cut-out details on the sides of the waist part. the skirt part is basically made of 3 rectangles, and to make it so that the cut-out parts don’t hang loose i added elastic bands exactly under the cut-out parts. and that’s not all yet for the details! i also added hidden side pockets!

i don’t know what got into me, i just felt like adding this and that tiny details to this dress. it took me far longer than usual to complete this dress, what with the pattern altering & sewing the buttons… and i also believe my sewing machine is slowly dying, as it was jammed hundreds of times while i sew this. :( but i finally managed to finish it, and the result is everything i had wished for in a shirt dress.

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

1,5 m of cotton/cotton mix fabric (this one has around 3-4% elastane),
around 20 cm of tulle fabric,
10 blouse buttons.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Tulle

Credits

Vogue pattern

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    Mar 6, 2015, 08.48 AMby loulourosa

    again cool dress, and lovely farbic, lucky you to get all those vintage patterns :-)

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      Mar 6, 2015, 09.07 PMby saxsilverain

      many thanks!! i still haven’t got the chance to try the other vintage patterns yet, hopefully soon though! ;)

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    Oct 14, 2014, 10.41 AMby cybergal77

    This is GREAT! That is just so creative, and you did a wonderful job. I love it!

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      Oct 14, 2014, 06.33 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much! it took a long time to finish (i guess i’m just slow), but i’m also so happy with the result. :) glad you like it too!

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    Oct 14, 2014, 12.00 AMby izbott

    Wow, this has good modern vintage vibe. You fabric is so much fun. I like all detail put into your design. It looks wonderful!

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      Oct 14, 2014, 06.32 PMby saxsilverain

      you’re so kind! thank you so much for your kind words! :)

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    Oct 13, 2014, 08.14 PMby liliv-1

    This dress is really amazing and every detail is perfect! And as always you used a fabulous print. 10/10 for this!

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      Oct 14, 2014, 06.31 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, dear Liliv! your comments are always something i look forward to seeing, and i’m so happy you like this one! we can never have too many dresses, right? :D hahaha!

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    Oct 13, 2014, 08.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You are just amazing! Fabulous interpretation! You surprise me every time! Great work ;-))

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      Oct 14, 2014, 06.29 PMby saxsilverain

      coming from an amazing seamstress like you, this means a lot to me! thank you so much, Ellen! :)

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      Oct 14, 2014, 08.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are in the same boat my dear! :)

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    Oct 13, 2014, 07.50 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh now I love this!! Stunning dress. I am so jealous!! Lucky you getting a load of vintage patterns. That to me would be like Xmas and my birthday all rolled into one lol. You did a Beautiful job on this and you look lovely x

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      Oct 14, 2014, 06.29 PMby saxsilverain

      maaaaany many thanks, Mary! <3
      ust like you said, it felt like christmas & my birthday at the same time when i got the patterns, and it wasn’t even my birthday, LOL! she gave it to me just because she had them and never used them… lucky me, eh! ;D

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