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Linen & Lace #2

Added Sep 6, 2011

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






Nose dive #2… This dress is for me and I will definitey wear it. I am very happy with the fit and how it turned out. I nearly didn’t make it as it was a last minute rush.

I call this my Progressive Date Dress: first date all buttons done up. Second date maybe a little “peek a boob” and third date a bit (or lot) of leg and the open back. The opening flaps are covered with the embroidered organza, fully lined with voile, bias binding on the sleeves and delightful little silver buttons. it was very fiddly making this but I am so happy with how it fits and I have a date lined up already … with my Mum.

Material Notes

Embroidered organza and zin linen from Tessuti




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Oct 4, 2011, 10.38 PMby juebejue

    this dress is awesome! i love it when a dress can transform :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 09.33 PMby dewreb

    That’s not a nose dive! It’s so cool and creative! Good job!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 06.52 PMby cantare

    WOW. What a creative, lovely, original, and flattering design. You should feel proud of this!!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 09.28 AMby anajan

    A masterpiece! Well done, the idea is genius, and the execution is impeccable! No need to mention – you look great!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 05.56 AMby bohemiannow

    Wow! Stunning! I love it!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 10.48 PMby milkyway


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    Sep 6, 2011, 09.17 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    love it, you meet inoccenct and sexy, congratulations.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 06.08 PMby olyaboieru

    What a creative dress! It’s a masterpiece! Very good work! I’m sorry I won’t have my first dates to wear such dress ))))

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    Sep 6, 2011, 02.59 PMby kerstika

    What a stunning dress! I particularly like the back; so beautiful!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 01.52 PMby pambox

    i love this! especially because it makes the white (which i think can often be a bit boring) really interesting.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 01.48 PMby max

    I love garments that transform. I love the dress and especially the beautiful back!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 12.20 PMby kelepso

    Very, very cool! And nice legs by the way!!!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 08.59 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Very original! I love the transformations of this dress! :) Great job!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 08.48 AMby dabura

    very original dress. Congrats!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 08.27 AMby gillthecat

    you need a hot man to take you out,, you look fab as always hollie xx

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    Sep 6, 2011, 06.04 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    so many surprises. burdastyle would have never known what they were missing out on if u hadnt finished!!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 06.00 AMby sewtessuti

    Don’t be bummed Hollie! xxx

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    Sep 6, 2011, 05.26 AMby magdamagda

    Thanks for taking us on a third date!:))) Love love love!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 04.25 AMby luxihere

    clever! nice dress!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 04.05 AMby reliablechef

    ah yes I understand not being your usual size! A little belt would be flattering with it! :) But it is pretty the way it is too! Hope I didn’t offend.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 03.39 AMby reliablechef

    love the transformation pieces. I probably would have made it slightly more form fitting at the waist. It would help to give you a more curvy look ( like you mentioned about your friend in the other one). Very fun idea!

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      Sep 6, 2011, 03.48 AMby freakusbzzz

      thanks.. I hardly have a waste! I am not curvy at all and I am slightly skinnier than I am normally and made it so it would fit me when I am at my usual weight.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 02.25 AMby mojo elgin

    Very pretty, very clever! I love this idea! You could use a coordinating print, contrasting color or whatever for the peek-a-boo parts! Great possibilities…

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