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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013 - Dream Date

Added Feb 16, 2013

by Gurda8

Poway, Californi...






This dress was based on the Elizabeth Gathered Waist pattern from the new Burda Vintage Modern book. Not being a big fan of square necklines, I decided to change the neckline to a soft v-style. I then added a squared off Peter Pan collar in a contrasting fabric. I made a leather belt, with contrasting leathers to modernize this adorable 50’s style.

Material Notes

I used a poly-cotton fabric, crenoline for the slip, an invisible zipper and lambskin leather for the belt.




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    Aug 2, 2015, 12.47 PMby Franci Kettman

    Nice fabric colors/patterns you selected. Very cute dress!

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    May 16, 2013, 07.11 AMby nataliebond

    Lovely idea overall. :-))) But there are some mistakes regarding working with chequered fabric: the pattern does not match on the skirt (you can see it along seams connecting front and back parts of the skirt) and the pattern in the upper part of the dress should have been placed simmetrically.

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    Mar 8, 2013, 04.36 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Hi Gurda8,

    Congrats on being the “BurdaStyle Community Choice Runner-Up” for this contest. Please contact us at answers@burdastyle.com to receive your prize.


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      Mar 8, 2013, 04.57 PMby Gurda8

      Thanks to everyone who voted for Dream Date. Also, many thanks to Burda and it’s co-sponsors of the Sewing Vintage Modern Contest. I’m excited about using my $100 gift card from Moo.

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    Feb 21, 2013, 03.27 PMby embaby

    Lovely dress, love the neckline and collar!

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    Feb 20, 2013, 09.18 PMby nannerbbishop

    Unbelievable dress design and model! Best of luck to you!!

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    Feb 20, 2013, 01.41 PMby emmancita

    you did not follow the lines joining the front and rear model is beautiful but very poor cut

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    Feb 20, 2013, 10.31 AMby gwendestar

    Love it !

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    Feb 20, 2013, 02.07 AMby lainiea

    Great job! Love the fabric choice, the way you altered the neckline, the collar the your creativity with the belt just put it over the top!! Fabulous. Good luck!

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    Feb 19, 2013, 11.00 AMby nookie

    cute dress – love the fabric and contrasting collar.

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    Feb 19, 2013, 04.39 AMby nouvellegamine

    very pretty. I love the belt!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 01.53 PMby Jeyco

    i love your dress! it looks great on you!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 12.34 PMby Ivanamania

    This dress of yours really diversify from all other Elizabeths. Great combination of all and flattering fitting!

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    Feb 17, 2013, 08.38 PMby krice

    I love your choice of fabric, and the belt is superb! Good luck!

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    Feb 16, 2013, 06.44 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    loving the contrast of the fabrics!

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    Feb 16, 2013, 09.59 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress, I love.the fabric collar and belt, good.luck x

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    Feb 16, 2013, 03.45 AMby schnui

    Beautiful!!! I love the fabric and the Peter Pan collar.

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    Feb 16, 2013, 01.02 AMby liliv-1

    that’ s really adorable, good luck

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