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Born Lippy Dress

Added Oct 13, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






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.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Tulle


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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