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Cut Out & Keep

Added Sep 9, 2010

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






my “inspiration” (if you can call it that, since i copied the whole design!) came solely from Vivat Veritas’ blog. i looooooove all the cut-out dresses she made, so i decided to take a plunge and dive in myself. my tools were my remnants of the Moschino & Jamie McLeod fabric, a plain black cotton fabric, a silk chiffon fabric i bought almost 1,5 years ago that i never got a chance to use, and Burda pattern no. 7636. oh, and some snap buttons.

first, i copied the whole front and back pattern parts of the dress to the pattern paper, and then i re-shaped the back part by drawing a curve from the middle to just below the arm hole. and then another curve on the bottom side. i added a waistband from the black fabric, and the silk chiffon is for the skirt part, which i layered in two so it won’t be too transparent. i left the hem raw, again, i just like it that way rather than letting the fabric bunch up in the bottom.

i used the Moschino fabric as the right side of the dress, and the Jamie McLeod one as a lining for the top part. and then, for the closures, i only used the snap buttons.

and voila! it was done in one day! i love it SO SO MUCH, and i owe a BIIIIIIG thank you to Vivat Veritas for showing pictures upon pictures of her cut-out back dresses on her blog, that i could finally “copy” them all on my own. i’m definitely gonna make more of these!

Material Notes

45cm of cotton fabric (both the actual dress fabric and lining),
80cm of silk chiffon fabric,
30cm of plain black cotton fabric,
4 snap buttons




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Other, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton, Silk


Vivat Veritas
Burda pattern no. 7636

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    May 19, 2011, 01.29 AMby shizuoka

    i love this dress!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 08.45 PMby solaris

    love it! What a fun and refreshing mix of fabric! :)

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    Sep 10, 2010, 09.36 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Cool, very well done!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 02.41 AMby pink-cornelia

    love it!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 02.19 AMby littleash

    This looks awesome! I absolutely adore the fabrics you used, wish i could find cool stuff like that. A backless dress is on my very long to sew list at the moment and I love Vivat Veritas dresses as well. Well done, it looks great!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 01.50 AMby guerillaembroidery

    this looks really cool, I am desperate to try this myself, but am so bad at ‘reading’ how to do things, I need someone to show me! and the mix of fabrics works too

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