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Mint dress with cut out bustline and pleated skirt

Added Apr 17, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






For this I used the pattern 116 from burda 10/2010 for the bodice but replaced (as always:P) the gathered skirt with a pleated one ( burda 11/2007, model 107). I also created at the sleeves a cut out design similar to the bustline. What do you think?

Material Notes

stretch gabardine




Garment Type

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    Apr 25, 2014, 08.38 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Stunning – and fits you perfectly :)

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      Apr 25, 2014, 10.17 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you:)

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    Jun 26, 2013, 07.40 AMby Madeleine Mistral

    Amazing dress! I ‘ve got the same pattern, and I’m definitely going to try making it! Hope it comes out as beautiful as yours! Love the color too! :D

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      Jun 26, 2013, 01.38 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks and I am sure your dress will be great! Have you decided the color?

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      Jul 24, 2013, 09.05 AMby Madeleine Mistral

      No, not yet . Although I have always wanted a yellow dress, maybe next year just in time for my graduation!

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    May 1, 2013, 09.01 AMby Kattercakes

    Sweet little dress…Congratulations!

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      May 1, 2013, 09.13 AMby liliv-1


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    Apr 28, 2013, 05.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    As always you are right with changing the skirt, very spring look:)

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      Apr 28, 2013, 05.49 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you Starocks:) It’s very flattering to read lovely comments from you:)

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    Apr 21, 2013, 06.45 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Ohh this is a lovely colour and I love the neckline! I am always so envious of the wide necklines. But I am afraid to make them because I am so bad at wearing strapless underwear!

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      Apr 21, 2013, 07.52 PMby liliv-1

      thank you:)
      (you can add bra strap holder at the inside of the shoulders)

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    Apr 19, 2013, 03.32 AMby neveenkarnes

    Love the color!! It’s such a beautiful dress and it looks great on you. Well done beautiful project!!

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      Apr 19, 2013, 10.54 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you:)

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    Apr 18, 2013, 04.52 PMby BeeZee

    You’ve really outdone yourself with the Mint Dress! It is lovely and looks stunning on you. Love the neckline detail and the pleats! Ta da-a-a-a! Another winning look!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 04.56 PMby liliv-1

      Beezee thank you very much for always having something sweet to say! I love this neckline too!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 10.19 AMby Poppy Flowers

    wOw, Lilly, you are quick and always have fabulus work! The desin is gorgeus and very flattering!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 10.51 AMby liliv-1

      thank you very much blackduck. your kind comments give me motivation to post new things

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      Apr 19, 2013, 12.17 AMby Poppy Flowers

      I’m glad, dear, and I really hope you do as I enjoy a lot your work! ;)

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      Apr 19, 2013, 10.54 AMby liliv-1

      thank you, and I love your work too!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 09.56 AMby annasalminen2

    I love the color of the dress. The alteration on the sleeve is very pretty! Love the little cut out with the cut out neckline. This dress makes me want to make another one with this pattern , but I might still have problems with the original neckline even though it is great on you!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 10.49 AMby liliv-1

      yes maybe the cut out is not very flattering on larger busts, but your dress was even more nice! Thanks for commenting!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 08.09 AMby velvetribbon

    I love it! You did another great job, liliv. The color is so summery.

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      Apr 18, 2013, 08.45 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much sweetie:)

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    Apr 18, 2013, 07.41 AMby kelerabeus

    So cute! You were very clever with altering the sleeves, beside being pretty it makes them far more functional! I have used the same pattern, and although I find it very pretty and flattering it is a fact that these cap sleeves are very restrictive. But who needs to move their arms anyway, right? :)

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      Apr 18, 2013, 08.43 AMby liliv-1

      No the sleeves weren’t very fuctional in the end:( if you notice the armhole doesn’t sit very well and I think it is the cut sleeve to blame:) I have made this dress again with the original sleeve and it was ok, but the fabric was stretchy.

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      Apr 18, 2013, 09.41 AMby kelerabeus

      Oh, bummer :( I thought this would make more room for arm movement, but I guess is not that simple :) still, it looks so pretty!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 04.58 PMby liliv-1

      I thought the same!! But sewing always surprises me!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 12.14 AMby kisses

    Love the neckline Liliv and you did great with the pattern.

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      Apr 18, 2013, 12.19 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks kisses!

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    Apr 17, 2013, 09.27 PMby Mary Athey

    oh now this is gorgeous!! the colour fabric neckline and shape are fab on you. your photos are lovely as well aa you have such a wonderfull backdrop x

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      Apr 18, 2013, 12.18 AMby liliv-1

      you are very sweet as always Mary, thank you very much!

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    Apr 17, 2013, 07.34 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Another fabulous dress! I love the little sleeve detail and the box pleats. You look lovely.

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      Apr 17, 2013, 07.45 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much! I like the box pleats too, it’s a good way to give width in a skirt without adding volume at the waist area.

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    Apr 17, 2013, 07.09 PMby cris orange

    very nice, another flattering colour for you!

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      Apr 17, 2013, 07.19 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot dear cris orange!

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    Apr 17, 2013, 06.04 PMby Angie H

    This is another favorite for me. Love the box pleats and the neckline and sleeve detail.

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      Apr 17, 2013, 06.28 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you so much raesmom! I’m very glad you liked it!

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    Apr 17, 2013, 05.45 PMby liliv-1

    Thank you

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    Apr 17, 2013, 05.42 PMby klassykate

    Very beautiful! I love the color and the skirt piece you used =)

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      Apr 17, 2013, 05.45 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much! (you were very fast, you made my evening!)

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