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Lowlowlow back

Added Aug 13, 2011

by alasse

Munich, Germany






Originally I planned to wear this dress for Christmas. That didn’t quite work out because it didn’t really fit me. Usually I don’t need to make toiles for burdapatterns (this one is from burdamagazine 10/2009, forgot the number) because I know which sizes fit me. But this one was way to wide at the waist and to tight at the hips. So the poor dress got abandoned and almost forgotten until I found it again recently and finally altered and finished it. I rarely have occasions to wear it, so these pictures were taken around midnight when we came back from a family friend’s birthday dinner. Thanks to my Mum for staying up a and helping me :)

The original pattern doesn’t have the lapels, instead it has a big bow. I like my version better ;)

If you have some time to spare, maybe you want to take a look at my blog?

Material Notes

cotton satin in greyish blue and bright green




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Satin

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.41 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Love the lapel idea. A great finishing detail for this lovely dress.

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    Aug 14, 2011, 04.43 PMby assets

    Very cute

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    Aug 14, 2011, 03.05 PMby mlichtenwalner

    I love the color combination!

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    Aug 13, 2011, 08.13 PMby BeYou TiFul


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    Aug 13, 2011, 06.36 PMby mojo elgin

    This looks great! I love the lapels on the back—-very sexy! (I wish I could get away with wearing something like this)

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    Aug 13, 2011, 04.13 PMby SuseSews

    Oh I love low backs. Very nice dress and I think you did good to omit the bow!

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    Aug 13, 2011, 03.19 PMby stephaniehotz

    beautiful!! your picture and the dress reminds me of Christina Hendricks in Mad Men :)

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      Aug 13, 2011, 04.05 PMby alasse

      Thx :) I wish I had her red hair to go with it ;)

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