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My holiday 70s inspired dress

Added Jan 19, 2016

by emilymai

Melbourne, Austr...






This dress was sewed as part of the 70s style/inspired challenge with another blogger, AllieJ. It took me quite a while to finish due to huge amount of pattern pieces and their interfaces which were cut one by one without folding the fabric. Also sewing French seam, with tissue paper on every seam and hemming the skirt took ages, too.

I used 100% printed silk fabric which I really like. It’s soft to the touch and flowy, which I think is very suitable for this style.

The pattern is Vogue 9076, which surprisingly was categorised as ‘Easy’ (if I’m not wrong). I would highly recommend this pattern.

More details and photos are on my blog

Thank you for reading! :)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Feb 2, 2016, 01.31 AMby hello Itsme

    it looks great =D

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    Jan 22, 2016, 10.25 PMby Nedoux

    Hello Emily,

    I love your beautiful dress, suits you very nicely!

    70’s fashion is great, very demure chic.

    The fabric print was an excellent choice.

    Well done!

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      Jan 26, 2016, 11.42 PMby emilymai

      Thank you so much, Nedoux! You’re very kind :)

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    Jan 22, 2016, 01.41 AMby Bbtiny

    What a lovely dress! I sways in the wind and even though the pictures are a bit blurry I can tell the way you sewed it is perfect!

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      Jan 26, 2016, 11.36 PMby emilymai

      Thanks so much! I actually did resize the photos for them to upload easier on to Burdastyle platform.

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    Jan 21, 2016, 01.47 PMby kisses


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    Jan 20, 2016, 05.46 PMby cathysews

    Itlooks fantastic

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    Jan 20, 2016, 02.58 AMby izbott

    What a lovely dress & the pictures are wonderful. :-)

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    Jan 19, 2016, 02.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very pretty dress! Looks very nice on you :-)

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      Jan 20, 2016, 12.47 AMby emilymai

      Thank you so much, Ellen! :)

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    Jan 19, 2016, 06.24 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and lovely photos x

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      Jan 20, 2016, 12.47 AMby emilymai

      Thanks Mary! :)

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    Jan 19, 2016, 05.28 AMby Mokara

    It’s a beautiful dress and silk is the perfect fabric for it. I also love your photos. You are right, the pattern does say ‘Easy’ – was the french seam and the interfacing each piece part of the construction / instructions or your choice? I am interested in making the dress, but I am not sure if I want to do all that work :)http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9076-products-49527.php?page_id=174

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      Jan 20, 2016, 12.51 AMby emilymai

      Hi Mokara, the french seam is not part of Vogue’s instruction but the interfacing is. I used french seam because of the silk fabric. It looks nicer that way. I highly recommend this pattern, the final result speaks for itself I hope. Good luck if you go with it, and please let us know when it’s finished! xo :)

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