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LBD/Little Bias Dress

Added Mar 3, 2013

by VeraVenus

South Coast, Eng...




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Just-below-the-knee 30’s inspired bias dress. It fits snug over the hips and the lower skirt flares out into a 1⁄2 circle.
The V-neck bodice is cut on the straight grain and finished with a facing. There is shirring under the bust and across the back waist which also has a 2 piece belt. The entire skirt and the fluted 3⁄4 circle sleeves are cut on the true bias.

I posted a free downloadable (but many pages!!) pattern on my blogsite for making this dress with sewing instructions too. The pattern is size UK 10/12- US6/8- EU 38/40

Material Notes

Made in silk charmeuse.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Polyester, Rayon, Silk

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    Mar 5, 2013, 03.37 PMby chula123

    What a gorgeous dress !!

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    Mar 4, 2013, 08.26 PMby jacquipardue

    very beautiful dress & design. I would love to have the pattern—thank you so much for sharing it!!

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    Mar 4, 2013, 01.52 PMby heidilea

    This is lovely! And perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your project…and the pattern to boot! :D

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    Mar 4, 2013, 09.44 AMby freakusbzzz

    This dress is really beautiful, sophisticated and stylish.

    I’d like to say a mega special thank you for taking the time to post your pattern. Even nicer for free. It’s lovely that some members of this site understand that it’s a community and not just a place to show off their clothing for egotistical reasons not contributing anything back. Its great that you understand people here are learning from each other and sharing ideas. (little rant sorry).

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

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      Mar 4, 2013, 10.11 AMby VeraVenus

      You are most welcome :)

      And it’s you who makes the seam-allowance guide!! I saw that a while ago somewhere, such a brilliant idea for allowance-less patterns.

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      Mar 5, 2013, 09.55 AMby freakusbzzz


      I have a new invention coming out mideyear. I think (hope) this one is even better.

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    Mar 4, 2013, 03.38 AMby neveenkarnes

    stunning!!!! i love it so much :) great job

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    Mar 3, 2013, 10.32 PMby khatsu

    You’re very generous. Thank you for the pattern and instructions!

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      Mar 4, 2013, 10.13 AMby VeraVenus

      You are welcome and I hope you make something lovely with it!

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    Mar 3, 2013, 10.24 PMby Mary Athey

    This is just gorgeous. I love it x

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