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Lovely sunshine

Added Aug 4, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






I must admit, I have been unfaithful to burda!

…Once upon a time, I found a cute pattern magazine. It was coming all the way from Finland and was called “Ottobre”. I instantly fell in love with the dress pattern that was in it. I did sew happily ever after and we had a pretty baby project…

This pattern is the pattern 16 of Ottobre. The dress is in 3 pieces. For the top, I wanted to use an old fabric that my grand ma got to make a dress for my mum when she was a baby (well, a few decades ago ;)). The pattern on that fabric is actually not printed but sewn!

I chose a yellow theme for the “official town council wedding” of my best friend. It was so fun to wear. And I was amazed how well the pattern of the dress fitted!

We took pics back home, in weird frames that are in front of our place!

Material Notes

Skirt: yellow thick cotton
Top: mysterious vintage precious fabric
top lining: White cotton




Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 7, 2010, 11.17 AMby daisylynn

    Laurwyn, I love every single project you post, and this is no exception. The dress looks so pretty on you! It’s classic and fun at the same time, and really expresses your style… what we can see of it here on burdastyle anyway. :-) Thanks for sharing your beautiful clothes and fun sense of humour with us all. <3

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      Aug 7, 2010, 02.04 PMby laurwyn

      “Oooh, you’re so nice” just came out of my mouth ;) Thank you very much for your sweet comment…

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    Aug 5, 2010, 09.11 AMby flowergirl22

    hoooorah “Ottobre. looks great,, nice pleating at the back

    well done,,

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    Aug 5, 2010, 04.33 AMby tiger-lily

    Dress – very very pretty. Pictures – looks like you had so much fun!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 09.48 PMby lkeogan

    I love this dress! Its so goreous and summery. It really suits you :)

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      Aug 4, 2010, 09.52 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you ;) I must say that it makes me look 10 kilos lighter… It might become a LBD for the winter ;)

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    Aug 4, 2010, 09.03 PMby sokkenmonster

    The fit is perfect! It looks better on you than it does on the model in de magazine, I think. It compliments your body type :).

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      Aug 4, 2010, 09.17 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you very much! I must not blush

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    Aug 4, 2010, 08.34 PMby lunachick

    I love the neckline of this! i have a wedding in Oct, and am planning on making a top for the dinner reception, but might be lazy n “steal” ur neckline for the dress i’m planning to have taylored for the church service. ;)

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      Aug 4, 2010, 08.41 PMby laurwyn

      Go ahead, it’s not mine anyway ;) I found it easy and so neat looking…

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    Aug 4, 2010, 07.52 PMby kihli

    Haha, I like your fairy tale! Nice dress, too, it is also on my to-sew-list!

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      Aug 4, 2010, 07.54 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you, it is really easy to make, you’ll be amazed!

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