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My kind of number 10 Gingham 50s dress with hand made roses

Added Mar 29, 2014

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






This is my kind of number 10. Classy and simple, yet unique.

I have combined a Simplicity pattern for a dress with simple pleats, front yoke and flat sleeves and a rose cut out pattern I found in Burda style magazine.

In fact, I was so inspired by the Moschino collection dress published in Burda, I decided to make it as soon as possible.

The pattern itself purports to be a 50s dress made modern. I have used it before for my Jubilee dresses in John Kaldor fabric.

I purchased the vintage fabric off ebay, and I can guarantee it is much heavier and better quality than the polycotton. Still a summer fabric rather than wool gingham. It was definitely a very good choice.

For the cut out roses I used a stretch cotton I purchased from Fenwicks. I copied the pattern and used bondaweb to attach them to the dress piece by piece. A lot of work involved, however well worth it!

I did make a heavier red belt, however I decided to keep it thin and minimal.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the result, it is definitely a wearable project I am extremely proud of. Without the hefty price tag of a Moschino designer dress.

Thank you Burda magazine for the brilliant idea!

Other notions:
Handbag: Karen Millen; Watch: Karen Millen; sandals: no name, off ebay; fabric: vintage gingham.

Material Notes

cotton gingham, red stretch cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jul 25, 2016, 09.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congrats to be featured in the gallery! Lovely dress! :)

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