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Print a Pretty Ponti

Added May 1, 2014

by Cara M

Perth, Australia






A dress I made for a wedding last year, inspired by the beautiful print from tessuti and the works of Mary Katranzou. I started with the burda style peplum top bodice, removed the darts and inserted a single piece that would wrap around from the front to the back, removed the zipper and made the sleeves a little longer (using the pattern piece already included), drafted a skirt, and kept the gathered sections on the side to maintain the symmetry on the front and back bodice.

You can see a little more about it on my blog: talk and texture

Material Notes

I made this out a digital print ponti (a heavy weight tight knit synthetic) that I bought from Tessuti Fabrics, in Melbourne




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    Oct 12, 2014, 10.37 AMby SassyT

    Gorgeous dress. Would you mind me featuring this refashion on SSB. I feature the before and after photo, then direct them to your page to find out how it is done. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    May 8, 2014, 05.36 PMby yenny lee

    Cute :)

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    May 8, 2014, 01.42 AMby purplegoat

    Great fabric, and great print placement!

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    May 7, 2014, 07.54 PMby peppit

    Just……E X C E L L E N T !!!!!

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    May 7, 2014, 06.01 PMby disy

    expert cutting and placement of the pattern, beautiful!

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    May 7, 2014, 03.42 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is fab. Love the style and the fabric! Congrats

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    May 7, 2014, 03.41 PMby MegH

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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    May 7, 2014, 02.02 PMby MandieW

    This lovely dress is our member project of the week! Check out the home page…

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      May 7, 2014, 04.42 PMby Cara M

      Oh wow, how exciting!! Thank you!

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    May 7, 2014, 03.15 AMby sewing fanatic

    wow this is gorgeous!

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    May 4, 2014, 05.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very Cool and nice dress! and you have done a great job! Congrats on being featured! :-)

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    May 4, 2014, 04.56 PMby izbott

    This is a great dress!

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    May 3, 2014, 10.48 AMby pambox

    I’d seen that fabric at Tessuti and thought it was beautiful but didn’t buy it because I didn’t know how to do the print justice. This is just perfect.

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    May 2, 2014, 01.55 PMby saxsilverain

    such an awesome dress! the fabric is really gorgeous and i love how you did them justice by making it into this dress. :) perfectly done!

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    May 1, 2014, 11.31 PMby rita61

    Nice placement of the print; the dress looks good on you!

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      May 2, 2014, 04.12 AMby Cara M

      Thank you!! I think I spent almost as much time working out placement as I did sewing the dress-so that’s lovely to hear :)

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    May 1, 2014, 08.32 PMby kah

    I love the shape your created with all the changes to that peplum pattern.

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    May 1, 2014, 08.25 PMby kisses

    Pretty print and the dress is just beautiful

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    May 1, 2014, 07.55 PMby IDia

    Some prints are realy fantastic and this one is not an exception!

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    May 1, 2014, 07.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress and it looks great on you x

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    May 1, 2014, 07.27 PMby liliv-1

    I really LOVE the way you placed the print

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    May 1, 2014, 07.06 PMby Carien Dolittle

    I just had an eyegasm.

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      May 2, 2014, 04.12 AMby Cara M

      Ha ha, and I just had a good giggle! Thanks!

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    May 1, 2014, 06.10 PMby kelerabeus

    Oh, I love this so much! The changes you made to the pattern are so clever, I really like the shape that was created by removing darts. And there’s also this print, which is amazing. Super cool dress, I’m so gonna steal this idea from you :)

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      May 2, 2014, 04.17 AMby Cara M

      Oh awesome, please do. This is only my third time posting a project on burdastyle, so I didn’t realize there was a place to give a little tutorial on how I changed it for others to do the same (hopefully I can put one up soon) It’s really not that hard to do, but it makes a really distinct (and cool) effect!!

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      May 2, 2014, 07.42 AMby kelerabeus

      Oh, that’s an awesome idea!

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    May 1, 2014, 05.57 PMby loves2sew555

    wow! this is beautiful. totally inspired to make a dress like thisx fabulous!!

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    May 1, 2014, 04.52 PMby cathysews

    Really gorgeous, really interesting

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    May 1, 2014, 04.45 PMby maggieg5

    Wow what a wonderful dress and the fabric is fantastic

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