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"Optical Illusion" Dress

Added Apr 10, 2016

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






This dress is so comfy and flowing and fun! I love all the giant inverted vertical pleats. It was relatively easy to make but seemed to run a bit generous in the fit. I fully lined my dress as the fabric is a lightweight semi-sheer poly. To keep the wind from turning my dress over my head, I added aluminum chain into the bottom hem (like a casing)…it works like a charm! Please visit my blog to see and read more https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/retro-forward-burda-style-an-optical-illusion-inverted-pleat-dress/




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Vintage
Chiffon, Organza, Polyester

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    Apr 20, 2016, 01.56 PMby DrapedinCloudlets

    So pretty, love this dress!

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    Apr 17, 2016, 11.11 PMby floralgirl

    How amazing and would be funny making people dizzy too!

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    Apr 12, 2016, 04.09 PMby izbott

    I would wear this!

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    Apr 12, 2016, 12.16 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful dress, you used the right fabric… I made this dress too with an heavier type of fabric and as you wrote this pattern run quite generous… It was a disaster. But now that I see yours, I may give it another try with some different fabric…

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    Apr 12, 2016, 05.15 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress x

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    Apr 11, 2016, 09.45 AMby Beccki

    Great dress and great fabric it works really well with the pleats.

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    Apr 11, 2016, 06.39 AMby chula123

    lovely dress and this fabric works really well for the pattern. I am intrigued about this aluminium chain, what a great idea :-))

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    Apr 11, 2016, 05.11 AMby Maria Hayek

    Nice dress! And cool fabric!

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      Apr 11, 2016, 06.12 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you for your compliment.

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    Apr 11, 2016, 03.11 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I love this! Nice fabric, nice pattern, evrything nice…

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      Apr 11, 2016, 06.10 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you, Elpida – “everything nice” reminds me of the poem about “what little girls are made of”…though what you said sounds like the perfect sewing version of the poem!

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    Apr 10, 2016, 11.59 PMby RedBelka

    Beautiful dress! Love the fabric!

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      Apr 11, 2016, 01.41 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you! The fabric is fun, isn’t it?! I’ve been holding onto it for years waiting for the right pattern…

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