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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013 black sheer dress

Added Feb 13, 2013

by majaleeloo

Novo Mesto, Slov...






For this competition I wanted to make a vintage-modern dress for my friend. Something feminine and empowering. I used the bodice from Heather Bustier Dress. Making the pattern was fun and easy to follow. I then cut the side panels so that triangular openings were made, and inserted sheer fabric into that place. To make it even more figure flattering I added a fitted pencil skirt to the bodice. For the skirt I used a pattern from 06/2000 issue of german Burda magazine, model 111. This probably won`t help most of you, but it is just a plain dress pattern, and I used it only from the waist down. For the sheer top part I used a pattern from 02/2011 german burdastyle issue, model 106A. I can not find the link to it on this site, but you can take basically any fitted long sleved top pattern. I made each part separately and asked my friend to put them on, then I used the chalk to mark where they need to be sewn together. I inserted a white binding at the waist, and a black double fold binding around the neckline and the sleeves. For the icing on the cake I used Swarowski elements buttons on the sleeves, on the back and on the front. They match the ring and the earrings my friend is wearing. The bodice is lined with the same fabric from which the dress is made of. I used a double needle seam on the hem.
I hope you like it, and you may take a look at my blog as well: majasewing.blog.com

Material Notes

really stretchy and thick synthetic fabric, fabrics used for dance costumes




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Polyester

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    Feb 27, 2013, 12.32 PMby Vesna Bregar

    Maja job well done :) , you defintly should win…your dress is just the best…Im disapointed, that’s all horseshit :D

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      Feb 27, 2013, 12.42 PMby majaleeloo

      :P ha ha! Thanx for the support!

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    Feb 24, 2013, 02.11 AMby warsawgirl

    Faboulous, very creative, sexy, great workmanship! You have a talent. Conratulations.

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      Feb 24, 2013, 07.42 AMby majaleeloo

      Thank you warsawgirl! :)

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    Feb 21, 2013, 09.36 PMby Jana Duplantis

    Great design. Very sexy yet classy at the same time.

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    Feb 20, 2013, 02.33 PMby madyb

    I love it!

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      Feb 24, 2013, 07.43 AMby majaleeloo

      Thanx! Me too… ;)

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    Feb 20, 2013, 02.21 PMby Martch

    love this!

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      Feb 24, 2013, 07.45 AMby majaleeloo

      Thank you! And I love the dress you are wearing on your profile photo as well! Very nice!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 02.25 PMby Linda74Sews

    Very pretty, very sexy. Nice work./

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    Feb 14, 2013, 10.48 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, the cut outs are fab. Good luck x

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    Feb 14, 2013, 06.03 AMby MojoHollz

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 02.12 AMby mysteriousskin

    Wow that dress is amazing. I’m going to have to try to recreate something like that.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 11.45 PMby jngroen

    This is stunning – so feminine and flattering! It fits your friend perfectly. Well done

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      Feb 14, 2013, 12.02 AMby majaleeloo

      thank you! This was the first time I did something for somebody else than me, so i was very carefoul. She has a nice figure which helps. But i think having a lot of fittings during the construction process was the key!

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