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Pinterest-inspired dress

Added Aug 2, 2017

by SurMesure

Montreal, Canada






I saved this photo some time ago on Pinterest, I really like this dress… And I had this striped chambray, bought for another project. However I changed my mind and made the dress using a Burda magazine pattern for the top, and Butterick/ Vogue patterns for belt and skirt.
About the top, I cut a size 36 but had to adjust the front which was too large. Also, I took in the strap by 1/4 inch and shorten the middle back pieces by 1/2 inch. I’m glad I made a muslin!
Matching stripes wasn’t too difficult, but it still took time. I’m very happy with the result!

Material Notes

Chambray, Bemberg rayon lining




Garment Type

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    Aug 20, 2017, 02.20 PMby matkailijakirppu

    The striping looks great! :)

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      Aug 24, 2017, 04.42 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you, appreciate your comment!

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    Aug 15, 2017, 11.11 AMby nrobson

    Looks great, you did a great job

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      Aug 17, 2017, 02.23 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you!

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    Aug 13, 2017, 02.26 PMby liliv-1

    I love how the stripes look on this design!

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      Aug 14, 2017, 02.02 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you! Luckily I had enough fabric to position stripes/colours as I wanted.

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    Aug 6, 2017, 08.15 AMby chula123

    great result! looks perfect on you, very nice dress. isn’t it wonderful when a project turns out just like the picture?

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      Aug 6, 2017, 11.46 AMby SurMesure

      Thank you Chula, the stars must have been aligned because it doesn’t happen very often :)

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    Aug 5, 2017, 05.09 PMby izbott

    Time well spent. It sure was worth it because it turned out so well!

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      Aug 5, 2017, 11.58 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you izbott, I really like this dress so I’m glad I took the time to match stripes precisely!

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    Aug 5, 2017, 04.09 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! Great dress! I’m usually scared of horizontal stripes but you’ve got the perfect figure for it :-)

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      Aug 5, 2017, 11.55 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you Elpida, I didn’t really think about the horizontal stripes, I just wanted this type of dress! In fact I had bought this fabric to sew the striped maxi skirt as the one you made but as you mentioned these stripes were not symmetrical so I changed my mind about it.

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    Aug 5, 2017, 08.58 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress. Love the fabric and the ruffle x

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      Aug 5, 2017, 11.48 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you Mary, difficult to resist a nice ruffle, so feminine!

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    Aug 5, 2017, 06.52 AMby Maria Hayek

    I like your result too ☺ Very nice dress!

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      Aug 5, 2017, 11.47 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you Maria, sometimes we so want a dress that we make it happens, lucky us, sewists!

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