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Golden Years

Added Apr 8, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Golden Years

I totally forgot that there was a pattern for a super cute blouse in Burda magazine.. It’s pattern #119, from Burda 04/2013.. I liked sleeves and wrap detail with two buttons.. After longer look at the pattern, the decision was made – I’ll make a wrapped dress with this pattern.. For a long time I was saving these two fabrics to combine them into one project.. I’m not crazy about the colors – navy and brown.. It’s a bit boring.. The fabric that I used for bodice is lightweight cotton, and for the skirt I used rayon.. I cut the blouse pattern at the waistline where I added waistband and skirt.. At the back of the bodice, I left the darts like pleats instead of sewing them.. I tried to hide brown stripes by making the pleated skirt..




Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon


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    May 7, 2014, 04.37 AMby alei

    Everything about this dress is beautiful. I would love to make something like this sometime in the future.

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      May 8, 2014, 11.03 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) hope you find time to sew similar dress :)

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    Apr 12, 2014, 10.42 AMby Kocotte

    very nice dress. I like the combination of the 2 fabrics, nice photos as well

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      Apr 14, 2014, 05.57 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) that was my way to make these two fabrics look fun :)

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    Apr 11, 2014, 06.47 AMby cathysews


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      Apr 14, 2014, 05.57 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 9, 2014, 03.39 PMby Inga 888

    What a great idea for the pleats on your skirt, your dress is so original :)

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      Apr 11, 2014, 01.38 PMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Apr 9, 2014, 03.10 PMby SassyT

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    Apr 9, 2014, 11.20 AMby liliv-1

    It’s a very interesting and inspiring dress! The two fabrics look great together and I also love the effect of the hidden stripes.

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      Apr 9, 2014, 12.07 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’m glad you like my blouse to dress transformation :)

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    Apr 9, 2014, 10.54 AMby zranitelna

    This is a really great dress, lejditea, not boring at all! You can try with some little details in bright colors (buttons, broches, tights…) I like the blouse pattern too, also with the original pink fabric.

    going right to my favorites!

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      Apr 9, 2014, 11.58 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :) after sewing a few very colorful projects, these two fabrics were not so interesting to look at.. in the end I like how it turned out :)
      You should give the blouse a try.. It’s an easy sewing project :)

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