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Nadja #2

Added Jun 22, 2010

by elegant-impr...

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We want to make a vintage collection with slim and full skirt dresses, so I tried to realize another draft from apfelebluete, who is already known as my ‘BurdaStyle sewing partner’. Here it is, the Nadja #2 which I made for my daughter who wore it on her end- of- course dance.
Oh my – at first I thought this could be a simple and quick project but at the end I met a real personal challenge which I mastered only in parts. Finally I made a two-piece dress. I am most proud of the skirt – I LOVE the skirt – and I like the collar but I am NOT perfectly satisfied with the bodice part. Next time I am going to do it perfect… in another sewing life… after finishing all the other things on my to-do list.
We shot the photos again in our next-door palace garden.
I have a good mind to make some tutorials concerning the collar or the skirt with its shaped waistband but I still don’t find enough time.

Material Notes

cotton satin, polyester lace




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Cotton, Polyester, Satin


fabric bougt at:

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    Jun 28, 2010, 09.08 AMby lilla66

    This dress is really really wonderful! Immi, tell your beautiful daughter that I envy her… Meraviglioso!!! lilla

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    Jun 23, 2010, 01.11 PMby lovelypolly

    I like it a lot; but I have a question about the skir: is it a “teller rock” or does it consist of rectangles that were gahtered??? I´d love to make such a skirt ( or dress) but I am still not sure which technique I should use; I also thought about a combination of boath…

    best regards from vienna.a.

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      Jun 23, 2010, 01.31 PMby elegant-impressions

      hello vienna! ;)
      This skirt is not a circular skirt. It is just a one gathered (1:2,75) rectangle. The petticoat is a one layer.

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      Jun 23, 2010, 03.03 PMby elegant-impressions

      I definitely recommend a petticoat to wear underneath!

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      Jun 24, 2010, 12.20 PMby lovelypolly

      puh quite an amount of fabric required….

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    Jun 22, 2010, 10.48 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    The skirt is perfect and I love the color, great job

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    Jun 22, 2010, 12.52 PMby bussey

    Bravo and bravo again!! And yes, I know, I am waiting for a next sewing life too (on a lower level than yours, however)…

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      Jun 22, 2010, 01.27 PMby elegant-impressions

      I am coffee addict but I guess, I will start drinking tea in the near future. :-))) Thank you for your lovely comment as always.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 11.18 AMby ajtak7171

    Congratulations! I really like it – it looks very authentic vintage, and what’s most important – your daughter looks very happy about it! Hey, I don’t think I have ever made anything that I couldn’t have done better a second time around, but you are at a level where the end result is perfectly fine also after the first try!

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      Jun 22, 2010, 12.09 PMby elegant-impressions

      Thanks ajtak! I like it a lot to be showered with compliments! :-)))
      I am really in love with this skirt and its outcome and I am also pleased with the collar, as I said before. Nevertheless the bodice is still bothering me.
      By the way: I searched at ebay for the ‘Vobachs Neue Moden’… may be there is an idea which I I could pick up from the magazin to create a vintage bodice part. We’ll see!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 11.12 AMby sabzarap

    Your daughter looks beautifull in this apple-green dress! I love the result and would immediately start to sew, but as you got it right: time is nowhere to find…

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    Jun 22, 2010, 10.07 AMby robygiup

    I know, time is a great problem when you have so many ideas in your mind!!! :D This dress is great, really elegant! And your daughter is a fantastic model!

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