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double polkadot dress

Added Jul 20, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






After reading ‘a dress a day’ for a while now, I really wanted to make a vintage style dress. I drafted this pattern myself. It’s got kimono sleeves, a shawl collar, buttons at the front and an invisible zipper at the side and a full circle skirt. Although I really like the look of it worn with belt, it doesn’t need a belt to keep its shape. I plan on uploading the bodice pattern (with instruction to make the skirt) but I have very little time, so please be patient.

Material Notes

white on black (small and large) polkadot printed cotton, buttons, bais tape, invisible zipper





Erin from ‘a dress a day’ and all the Burdastyle members who showed their vintage(inspired) creations

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    Aug 8, 2008, 10.45 AMby annika

    I’m also hooked on a dress a day. I wish I was less of a jeans and tee-girl and more of a dress a day-lady. Your dress is so pretty and if you had a Boutique I would shop there for sure!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 04.14 PMby misslavelli

    can’t wait for thee pattern, it’s just beautiful :) x

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    Jul 21, 2008, 09.52 AMby maldrich

    I would love to make this for my sister! She’d love it just as it was and wear it all the time!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 07.11 AMby lybu


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    Jul 21, 2008, 07.08 AMby jd98

    it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 05.30 AMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful! it really suits you! The shoes are spot on!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 02.50 AMby anajan

    Really cute dress! Excellent job with drafting the pattern. The large polka dot trim is so lovely, and matches perfectly with the shoes (they are quite interesting and very vintage looking, by the way). I can imagine this dress being made out of contrasting colors fabrics, or being trimmed with the emroidered fabric, or satin. It is so versatile. Thank you for the effort to make and share the pattern.

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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.08 PMby yoshimi

    great dress! I love the shoes, too.

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    Jul 20, 2008, 10.36 PMby senasews

    Wow, awesome dress! And the shoes are great, too! I love the whole outfit!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 10.01 PMby lauriana

    The shoes were a lucky find: after I made the dress, I found them in a market stall opposite the one where I bought the fabric.

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    Jul 20, 2008, 07.52 PMby kana

    full circle skirt, wow! I wanted to see you turn around :-) I love how you used the polkadot fabric to the collar and hem line of the skirt, and of course, how you wore it with those shoes, too!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 04.06 PMby carlatv

    Love the retro feel to this dress. And the shoes! Wow!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 02.59 PMby emilykate

    I am so impressed you drafted this whole pattern yourself. It’s gorgeous.

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    Jul 20, 2008, 12.41 PMby Sandy Wilson


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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.38 AMby fabricaddict

    Wow absolutely beautiful!!!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.33 AMby rbsmom

    Great dress, great fit, Great material—welldone!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.29 AMby polychromatin

    Looks great!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 11.02 AMby fashion1

    nice fabrics again! lovely outfit!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 09.03 AMby jj1

    I’m in awe of the whole outfit. LOVE the polka dot fabric and shoe. Inspired!

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