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Added Nov 16, 2010

by missymellie

Sydney, Australia




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This is from a 1950s pattern I just got from Etsy. Absolutely gorgeous dress pattern but an absolute pain in the arse to make. I had to completely redraft the boddice to fit a normal woman without a pointy bra. Aside from that I am very happy! Oh so pleased to have been able to use my new dress form to readjust the bust because I’d have gone crazy doing it myself!

Material Notes

Vintage fabric… I am thinking brushed cotton but the looks of it… although it potentially has viscose in it because it has a tiiinny bit more give.




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    Apr 13, 2012, 08.30 AMby laracrj

    I think this is the most beautiful dress I have seen on the whole of Burda!!

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      Apr 13, 2012, 08.36 AMby missymellie

      thank you! what a compliment!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.04 AMby loversandhaters

    great fit! that fabric is amazing, too.

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    Nov 30, 2010, 12.05 PMby missymellie

    thank you all so much for the lovely comments!! i really should work on getting myself some better photos!

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    Nov 26, 2010, 10.16 PMby ginasophia


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    Nov 26, 2010, 03.53 PMby 5294sandras

    Graceful and fun – well fitted – good job!!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 08.26 PMby lkeogan


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    Nov 17, 2010, 08.11 AMby tamaracameron

    oOo i love it! perfect colour for u!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 11.15 PMby olystyrene

    What a gorgeous dress! Love that fabric – the perfect colour for your hair too!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 08.56 PMby michelle ><><><

    BEAUTIFUL! <><

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    Nov 16, 2010, 07.52 PMby frkbustad

    As for being an arse to make, this is gorgeous! The fit looks extremely good, and the fabric is great for this vintage cut!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 07.34 PMby tashmopolitan

    lovely fit…great shoes.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.01 PMby morphomixstress

    You know you’re awesome right?

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.35 PMby sunnilj9

    Its unbelievable! The fit is just so slick and you look so fabulous in this style. The fabric is stunning as well! Beautiful work.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.34 PMby Maria Alejandra Curbelo Cal

    Great job…Love it!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.22 PMby Justyna Marchewkowa

    Amazing! Great job!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.17 PMby amibambini

    Awesome! Beautiful fabric too.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.14 PMby apfelbluete

    h my God! I have no words. It is absolutely beautiful. The dress has a perfect fit you’ve done wonderfully. The waistline sits exactly where it should be-perfect!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.02 PMby Tang Wetchapan

    This is an absolutely beautiful!!! <3 the prints :D

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    Nov 16, 2010, 02.22 PMby nadia42

    Wow it looks great!!! Nice work :):)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 01.52 PMby gillthecat

    are you scottish ?? love the dress fabric such lovely colour well done you

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      Nov 30, 2010, 12.07 PMby missymellie

      hello! I have scottish heritage (and the hair and surname to prove it) but that is a long way back in the family line!
      thank you for your comment! :)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 01.32 PMby sing0202

    Absolutely stunning!

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