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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013- The Red Gatsby

Added Feb 14, 2013

by Nadya Joy






Any girl or woman would feel fresh and absolutely stunning with a red dress. Especially if the fabric is so luscious like this duchesse satin. My project is based on the Vintage Modern Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress pattern from BurdaStyle’s Sewing Vintage Modern book. I made variations at the neckline, using a semi-heart neckline to give depth to the neck area, creating an illusion of a longer neck. I kept the neckline simple to maintain a classic style and lowered down the sleeves by 5 cm. Instead of a gathered bottom, I cut the basic pattern into eight individual crooked rectangular shapes that gives the flare to the skirt. This dress is inspired by the novel The Great Gatsby with views on the 1920s American Dream. Hence the story is filled with party and scandal, after the characters gained freedom from the World War. On top of all the scandals, people could look clean in the surface by looking classy like this dress. For me, the color red gives me the freedom to stand out with class.

Material Notes

Duchesse satin 2.7 yards, boning, interfacing




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage

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    Feb 15, 2013, 11.33 PMby jaslyn117

    Very Beautiful job, I love this!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 11.21 AMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous. I love the way the skirt is made.

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    Feb 14, 2013, 10.42 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and.its.fab on you, good luck x

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    Feb 14, 2013, 08.53 AMby toupinette

    very beautiful dress! you made a great job!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 06.08 AMby MojoHollz

    Beautiful! I love the sweetheart neckline, very classy and feminin!

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