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Circles (#133, 5/2012)

Added May 22, 2012

by Justyna Marc...

Wroclaw, Poland






The pattern (#133, Burda 5/2012) is a reprint of an afternoon tea dress pattern from Burda Moden 5/1961.

This dress is all about the back and I really like the way it came out.

For more, visit my retro blog: www.marchewkowa.pl

Material Notes

Shell: very soft cotton fabric
Lining: cotton batiste




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 23, 2012, 02.11 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Ooh such gorgeous fabric and colour choices! I really love how so managed to make an evening look suitable for everyday. And the strip on your floor rug matches the ribbon – how cool is that :)

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    May 22, 2012, 11.09 PMby aluckmann

    You always take such fun photos. This is a gorgeous dress.

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      May 24, 2012, 09.44 AMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      I’m glad you like them :). Thank you very much!

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    May 22, 2012, 09.03 PMby barmaglot

    Such a lovely dress!

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    May 22, 2012, 07.26 PMby zranitelna

    Your fabric is just fantastic – even more in the detail! Did you use elastic fabric or is it ok with a non-elastic one? And your sewing is very clean. Thanks to the style of your pictures you can allways say it´s yours at first sight and it´s ALWAYS worth to have a closer look. Love the retro look of your clothes. And the perfect finishing!!

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      May 24, 2012, 09.43 AMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      Thank you so much for your kind words :).
      It’s the non-elastic one. However, I cut it on the bias.

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    May 22, 2012, 07.14 PMby groovymama


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    May 22, 2012, 06.42 PMby aggelicat .)

    such a beautiful reasult!!!

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    May 22, 2012, 05.10 PMby Ljiljan

    I love the fabric, look amazing on you :)

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    May 22, 2012, 01.58 PMby ritsel

    how nice! I was wondering if you can still wear a bra under this dress, can you? I lOVE the fresh bows!

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      May 24, 2012, 09.04 AMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      Sure, there’s no problem with the bra at all! It doesn’t stick out.
      Thank you very much :).

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    May 22, 2012, 12.28 PMby chula123

    Ohh that was my favourite dress in that issue. I liked both versions (old in black/white dots and new in velvet) and am pleased to see how yours has turned out. Very pretty. This dress is definitely on my to do list now !!

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      May 24, 2012, 08.54 AMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      Thank you so much :). I hope you’ll enjoy the pattern as much as I did.

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    May 22, 2012, 12.25 PMby edithsinger

    Great dress and cute photos!

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    May 22, 2012, 11.47 AMby marionouchka

    That’s my favorite dress of the issue! But I would never dare to wear such a pretty thing… You weat it very well, it looks gorgeaou on you!

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    May 22, 2012, 11.25 AMby schnui

    Your dress is beautiful and I too am glad to see it sewn in cotton. It makes this dress seem less formal and yet I am sure you will be able to wear it to many special occasions.

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    May 22, 2012, 10.09 AMby squirrellypoo

    Very nice! I loved this in the magazine but I hate sewing with velvet so it’s nice to see that it can succeed in a friendlier fabric! You look radiant in this!

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      May 24, 2012, 08.36 AMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      I’m not a party-goer, I would have no use of a velvet dress.
      Thank you very much :).

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    May 22, 2012, 10.06 AMby sofiatunes

    It looks very, very beautiful.

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