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Mint Dress

Added Oct 22, 2011

by uepsillon

Lucerne, Switzer...






This was a bit of a challenge! I drafted this pattern (read more about that process on my blog ), the bodice was inspired by an old photo and by various “tied-back” dresses around the internet (like the one from burdastyle member cationdesigns!), and the skirt is a 2/3 circle skirt with a scalloped edge (my first time doing a scalloped edge). I really like the bustier-look of the bodice, even though there’s no “support” to it, other than muslin underlining and self-fabric lining.
For some reason this dress makes me feel like marilyn monroe haha :)

the fabric is quite sheer, that why I underlined it, and made a separate underskirt to go with it (and other flared, sheer skirts). The dress isn’t perfect (the zipper in the back looks like it doesn’t close all the way), but I’m happy with it!

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Sep 16, 2016, 08.31 AMby Lorrainedamian12

    looking awesome

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    May 23, 2012, 06.27 PMby mnlowber

    My sister is having a wedding in about a year, we are looking for bridesmaid dresses that are exactly like this one! Would you consider making them for us, at whatever price you feel necessary? feel free to call me! 405-863-9656!

    thank you!

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      May 26, 2012, 06.14 PMby uepsillon

      hi! I’ll definitely consider it! I do live in Switzerland though, so emailing might be a little easier. my email is nbritschgi@gmail.com, drop me a line! :)

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    Apr 20, 2012, 07.41 AMby kelerabeus

    what a sweet little dress!

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    Nov 7, 2011, 10.50 PMby neenkster

    love it! it fits you so well!

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    Nov 4, 2011, 08.47 AMby suechtique

    Congrats!!! You did great work. It looks sooo lovely on you. and color as well. It’s so nice to see success of project. especially from Switzerland. Hop, Schwiz!,haha.

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    Nov 3, 2011, 10.25 PMby liz1112

    it looks lovely! you can re-do the zipper, or just use a matching thread covered hook and eye above it. that will complete the back looking neat! great job love the hem

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    Nov 3, 2011, 06.06 PMby janene

    So pretty and such attention to detail. Beautifully fitting bodice. Im not surprised you feel like Marylin!

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    Nov 2, 2011, 06.45 PMby calafia110

    I love the scalloped edge! With the mint green and scalloped skirt you look like a pretty flower!

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    Nov 2, 2011, 03.32 PMby daughterfish

    Really pretty. I love the scallop edge and bustier.

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    Nov 2, 2011, 02.54 PMby wildcatspow

    This is gorgeous, like all your creations! Great job, girl!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 07.58 PMby CationDesigns

    That looks lovely! I’m thrilled to have been a small part of the inspiration for such a stunning confection of a dress. The scallops go beautifully with the sweetheart neckline.

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    Oct 24, 2011, 05.36 PMby tirrs


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    Oct 23, 2011, 05.32 PMby pampula

    Such a delicate and pretty dress, I love it! Scallops and mint are also great, I’ve paired them in one of my dresses too;)

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      Oct 24, 2011, 02.21 PMby uepsillon

      Oh yes, I know which one! That dress of yours is so pretty :) thank you!

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    Oct 23, 2011, 08.41 AMby laurii

    stunning! love the colour and the back of the dress:) x

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      Oct 24, 2011, 02.21 PMby uepsillon

      thanks :)

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    Oct 23, 2011, 05.59 AMby libbysharf

    Very delicate and feminine… you’re lucky to be able to draft this on your own

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    Oct 22, 2011, 11.46 PMby rahmonster

    This is lovely! Well done on the scalloped hem.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 08.30 PMby katecner

    Very beautiful. Suits perfectly!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 05.07 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    I love it! It’s so simple and elegant and the belt and the shoes go perfectly.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 05.07 PMby LadyDanburry

    I love the scalloped hem.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 03.26 PMby claudinka

    It is beautiful!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 03.04 PMby Irina Schwab

    what a wonderful dress! I cannot believe you drafted it! Wow!

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      Oct 24, 2011, 02.22 PMby uepsillon

      Thank you! :)

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    Oct 22, 2011, 01.11 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    you really did an amazing job, what a beautiful dress and i like your shoes too!!!

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      Oct 22, 2011, 01.24 PMby uepsillon

      thank you :)

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    Oct 22, 2011, 12.51 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    so feminine and pretty, and the color is genius… you have mad drafting skills, bustier woman!

    i read on your blog you might add a hook & eye for the back zip— if that doesn’t work how about another little tie closure to mimic the top?

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      Oct 22, 2011, 01.24 PMby uepsillon

      that’s a good idea! I might try that! Although I won’t be able to wear it until next summer unfortunately, haha, it’s so cold here in Switzerland… and thank you!

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