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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013, Modern Flappe...

Added Feb 13, 2013

by RescuedThreads

Toledo, United S...






I was inspired by so many of the projects Burda’s Sewing Vintage Modern book. I was hard to pick which one to do first.

The over-the-top, fun feel of the 1920s is fantastic! So, I decided to make the Louisa Drop-Waist Dress. I had a vintage sari and some silky fabric in my stash. They both would have worked beautifully with that style of dress. Sketches are the best way for me to narrow down my ideas so I started there.

I used the Louisa Dress pattern as is. The variations came after sewing the main body of the dress. I chose to use fabrics that were about the same tone. And played with translucent over patterned fabric. This kept the details looking natural. The embellishments I added are listed in the variation section.

Material Notes

The translucent polyester with sequins was a bit tricky to stitch.

I used a vintage rayon blend the looked silky and hand dyed.




Garment Type
Business, Evening Wear, Romantic
Chiffon, Blends, Rayon, Silk

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    Jun 23, 2013, 12.19 AMby MissMaddiePi

    This is so beautiful! I love how you’ve used the colors and textures of the fabrics – it has an “organic” effect, I think you used the word “natural”… whatever word you use, it’s a wonderful, subtle artistic quality. And the layers of sheer colors really complements you! You don’t have to have an occasion to wear it – it’s too pretty to NOT wear!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 12.42 PMby RescuedThreads

    Thanks! I can’t wait for something special to wear it to!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 06.59 AMby MojoHollz

    I love you mixture of fabric!

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