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Fourties style blue dress

Added Oct 21, 2011

by Doortjes

Breda, Netherlands






I fell in love with this pattern at the moment I saw it in the october 2011 Burda magazine. (10/2011 Little black dress with lace inset #125)
I was looking for a 40’s style dress pattern with an insert. Instead of the lace insert I used the dress fabric and added a few buttons. I also omitted the standing collar and modified the skirt to an A-line skirt (more details on how to do this are on my blog)
The fit of the dress was almost perfect, I could sew it without adjustments. Although it is a petite pattern and I am 167 cm tall the fit was great. Probably because I am short waisted.
The fabric I choose has a pretty, matte satiny shine but it ravels like crazy. I used bias binding on the inside to finish the seams.
Note: this is the 3rd time I upload this dress, it just keeps disappearing from the main page!

Material Notes





Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Satin, Wool

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    Apr 11, 2013, 10.58 PMby bellabass

    Beautiful sewing and finishing! Thanks for sharing this dress!

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    Apr 20, 2012, 03.53 PMby sigrid


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    Jan 23, 2012, 10.51 AMby anamonde

    Doortjes, how did you clean the part of the collar?? I’m doing a basic dress

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.39 PMby anamonde

    super! so cute on you

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    Jan 10, 2012, 11.57 AMby pszczółka

    Wow! Your dress is beautiful!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.02 AMby isabellaria14

    This is beautiful! You have excellent sewing skills.

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    Oct 23, 2011, 12.28 PMby sewtake2

    Beautiful dress-I am so inspired to make one myself. The adjustments you have made improve the dress so much.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 08.50 PMby brisehuus

    Beautiful dress. I very much like it.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 05.59 PMby smallone

    LOVE! your version…didnt like the lace in the original….much prefer an Aline myself more flattering….favoring now :) thankyou for the for inspiration!!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 05.54 AMby elishar

    I really love your dress, it’s why I clicked on this! But once I was here I saw the shoes, LOVE them, where are they from?

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      Oct 22, 2011, 06.24 AMby Doortjes

      The shoes are from the Italian fashion company Diesel.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 01.04 AMby sewingqueen-1

    Breda – I love your dress. But I have to tell you… your shoes are even more amazing!

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    Oct 21, 2011, 11.33 PMby aluckmann

    I want this dress!

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    Oct 21, 2011, 07.24 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    love the whole outfit, the dress and the shoes too!!!

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    Oct 21, 2011, 05.04 PMby corcoranrobyn

    the dress is great and the shoes are fantastic.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 11.46 AMby Priscilla Folley

    Pretty dress. AWESOME shoes! =)

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    Oct 21, 2011, 11.40 AMby velvetribbon

    I love your dress, beautiful colour and great fitting.

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