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Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest, 2013- The Shift Dress

Added Feb 17, 2013

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






I love the picture of Jean Shrimpton at the Races in her shift dress and no stockings (shock, horror, gasp!!!), so the Jamie Shift Dress wins for me :)
This is a version with a round neckline and slightly flared body, i have worn it twice and love the simplicity of the style, counterbalanced with the slightly fussy (but lovely fabric).

Material Notes

The fabric is a slightly stiff (white base) pure cotton with a set of ruffles sewn width-wise across it to form a stripey pattern, love it!




Spring, Summer
Cotton, Blends

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    Feb 18, 2013, 03.54 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation. Unfortunately, you JUST missed our submission deadline, which was Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. We’d love to see more of your creations!


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      Feb 18, 2013, 10.32 PMby jennyrecorder

      Ooh! Wish I’d taken the pix when I actually finished the dress!
      Thanks for contacting me :)

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    Feb 17, 2013, 10.16 PMby ndimi

    OMG! I thought you had used a rag-quilting technique to make this fabric and how crazy-original that is! LOL

    That fabric is to die for, doll, and the dress looks super comfy. I bet it’s cool and fresh. Lovely.

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      Feb 17, 2013, 11.39 PMby jennyrecorder

      Perrfect on a 40-plus day! Yeah, I cheated, the fabric was really expensive and I wouldn’t have bought it if it wasn’t 50% off, all that labour costs money :)

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    Feb 17, 2013, 03.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab,dress and fabric, good luck x

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      Feb 17, 2013, 11.40 PMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks Mary, not really expecting anything and didn’t make it for the comp but thought I’d throw my hat in on the off-chance!

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    Feb 17, 2013, 11.02 AMby schnui

    I love your dress Jenny. The Jamie Shift dress pattern is perfect for this lovely fabric and you look great in it too!!

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