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Liberating Soul

Added Mar 11, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Liberating Soul

This dress was inspired by a dress I saw somewhere on the web.. I forgot where.. It was a shirt dress, made of sheer polka dot fabric, loosely fitted.. I used pattern for a shirt #103 from Burda 05/2012 as a bodice of my version of the dress.. I didn’t size down to 34, because I wanted to have a loose fit.. The skirt is gathered, and I added the pockets in the front.. It was a bit tricky sewing this slippery chiffon fabric, and I did it all with french seams.. I found the fabric in remnant box.. It had flaws on couple of places, where one row of polka dots is smaller than the others.. Most of it you can’t see because I managed to put it in a second layer of the skirt.. But on the upper front part of the skirt it is visible as a horizontal gray line..

Sewing chiffon makes me go crazy every time, so I always take a long break before working with it again.. This dress I sewed almost a year ago.. It’s time for a new adventure..




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    Mar 12, 2014, 09.43 PMby antraxdesigns

    I’ve always wanted to make a shirt-dress like that! Too bad you don’t remember the pattern you used, it looks great.

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      Mar 13, 2014, 09.49 AMby lejditea

      Thank you very much :) I don’t remember where I saw original dress.. For my version I combined the pattern for a shirt from Burda 05/2012, #103 (I couldn’t find that pattern here, on burdastyle.com) with simple gathered skirt.. You can make shirt-dress with any pattern for a shirt that you like :)

  • Marjo_large

    Mar 12, 2014, 04.09 PMby pititemarjo

    Great job. Very inspiring! Being myself too scared to sew chiffon, I really admire your work on this one :)

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    • Hpim3301_large

      Mar 12, 2014, 06.29 PMby lejditea

      Thank you very much :) it’s not perfectly executed, but I did my best .. after little practice sewing chiffon gets easier.. you should give it a try :)

  • Burda_large

    Mar 12, 2014, 01.41 AMby izbott

    Good job! This is tricky material. I like it !

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    • Hpim3301_large

      Mar 12, 2014, 12.55 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’m glad you like it :)

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