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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013 - Miss Day

Added Feb 8, 2013

by Tracey McGow...

Corte Madera, Ca...






I chose option 3 of the 3 options. This option allowed me to change the pattern to reflect my personal style.

This particular dress was sewn using the Jamie Sheath Dress pattern found in the BurdaStyle Vintage Modern Book.

The Jamie Sheath Dress boasts clean lines and is simply effortless.

Here I am hanging out with my most favorite actress ever! Doris Day! This photo was taken in 1966, in her kitchen. The Jamie Sheath Dress is a pattern that The Burdastyle Vintage Modern Book credits to the 1960’s. So how perfect is this?

I changed the Jamie Sheath Dress by:

1. Using 2 fabrics from my existing stash of fabrics. A bright green in linen and a fun geometric cotton fabric in green, navy and white.

2. I created more shape to the dress by adding double pointed darts at the waist and at the back.

3. I added interest to this dress by adding small flap pockets to each hip using the geometric cotton fabric to pull the whole look together. Each pocket was also adorned with a button.

4. The neckline of the dress was jazzed up by adding a small tab and button to each side. This added feature reminds me of those vintage dresses that have pretty and ornate clips on either side of the neckline.

5. I finished off the hem with a large helping of surface cording. I think that adds a bit of whimsy!

6. The last thing that I did to add interest to this dress is that I did a “photo shoot” with my favorite actress Doris Day. Oh what fun!!!!

Thanks for checking out my dress and its many pictures!

Material Notes

I used Cotton and Cotton Linen.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Dec 17, 2013, 04.55 PMby gishmi1ish

    I can’t believe this gorgeous dress didn’t even make it to the finalists! And it fits you like a dream. Well done!

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    Feb 20, 2013, 07.38 AMby Rikamekko

    So much fun picture,I like the dress,especially the hem line!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 07.20 PMby smallone

    So glad Doris let you hang out in her kitchen…if there were a photo of the month competition on Burda Style that would win hands down!!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.32 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Thanks! That really means a lot! You are really sweet Smallone!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 07.12 PMby madebymeg

    hahaha that photoshop is FABULOUS

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.14 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      It is huh?! How the heck are you Meg! You have been one busy girl sewing, haven’t you?Your b-friends jacket looks great!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 01.19 PMby kisses

    Cute….love the styling

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    Feb 14, 2013, 12.56 PMby skeeler

    Beautiful — and so fun!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.01 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Hi Skeeter! Thanks! I was going for fun, so that’s great!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 10.13 AMby lilo18

    super cute dress, and love the photo too

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.02 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Thanks Lilo18!! The photo was really fun to do! My 16 son helped me a little with it! :)

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    Feb 14, 2013, 09.24 AMby Mary Athey

    Just fabulous, love the dress and the photos especially.the doris day one.,so classy. Good luck, oh and.your dogs a we cutie x

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.03 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Hi Mary! I had Tea and a chat with Doris Day on my Christmas list las year- so this is pretty close huh?! Thanks so much!!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 06.11 AMby RescuedThreads

    I love the piping on the bottom!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.04 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Thanks RescuedThreads! Still haven’t acquired the skill to making the cording without getting blisters on my fingers! I will just have to practice more!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 06.10 AMby MojoHollz

    Super fun! The colar and yolk are great, very nice job!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 07.05 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Thanks Monique! That is so kind of you to notice!!! Have a great day!!

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