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Purple Amsterdam's Night

Added Jan 11, 2014

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






From the first sight this pattern reminded me something from my mum’s wardrobe ( or even granny’s:-)), that she was wearing when I was small. But generally, I liked the dress and thought that it is quite plain, has a nice silhouette, pure lines and gives chances to wear it with plenty of different accessories and so to use my other skills to represent the project in its best.

I’m glad with the result because the pattern is really pretty universal: it’s good both for work with a crocheted collar ( the pattern is here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fresco-lino-collar-version-a) and for evening with the stole which looks like made from faux fur but I just knitted it.

Some piece of advice. I would recommend at first to join the front and back skirt’s yokes separately with their main parts and only then sew the side seams of the skirt because in this case it won’t be troublesome to get neccessary fitting for the hips. Even on the picture in the magazine it’s seen that side seams as if “inflow” on the main part of the skirt and in this way attract too much attention to the hips ( some of us would prefer avoiding it:-)).

Material Notes

My fabric is very good for such a project: it’s some kind of stretching viscose and p/e blend. Not thin, not wrinkling and well-draping, soft and pleasant to the body. In the store it even had a proper name “Amsterdam” although I have no idea what is the connection but it seemed to be funny to use it for the dress’ name:-))
Viscose for the lining.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage, Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear
Blends, Flannel, Polyester, Satin


The stole

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    Jan 13, 2014, 02.12 PMby kisses

    Like the cut of the dress and it is so flattering on you

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    Jan 12, 2014, 09.45 AMby thewallinna

    Ой, як вам личить це плаття! Вам так треба вдягатися щодня, що ви, сподіваюсь, і робите :)

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      Jan 12, 2014, 04.42 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Дякую:-) Я і пошила її для роботи – стола це вже так … результат натхнення з приводу двох спроб набрати тканину для жакета до цієї сукні, які в результаті, скоріше за все, теж перетворяться на … не на жакети:-) Взагалі-то все, що я шию, вдягаю на роботу (ну може, крім відверто вечірніх нарядів, яких у мене може пара і знайдеться), якщо температура в приміщенні дозволяє не виглядати як капуста:-)))

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    Jan 12, 2014, 02.43 AMby rita61

    This is a very nice outfit on you, whether with the collar or the stole; something to be very proud of.

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      Jan 12, 2014, 08.54 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Rita, for your nice warm words:-)

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    Jan 11, 2014, 09.08 PMby Marusya Grace

    I really like the cut of the dress! You and the dress look great!

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    Jan 11, 2014, 07.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely Oksana! You look like a princess! especially with the stole ;) and you have knitted it – I’m really impressed! everything you can do! ;-))

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      Jan 12, 2014, 08.56 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, to feel a princesss is very pleasant:-))

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    Jan 11, 2014, 06.16 PMby geja

    Wow, this dress looks gorgeous on you. Didn’t like the orginal very much but I have to change my mind now! Love it, especially with the stole!

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      Jan 11, 2014, 06.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much. It was about like my opinion at first. I guess it’s important to think of the way you are going to wear the dress. Without any accessories it’s quite boring.

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    Jan 11, 2014, 05.47 PMby liliv-1

    It’s fabulous, especially with this stole! Your waist looks extra tiny in this!

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      Jan 11, 2014, 06.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, liliv, very much! You always pamper me with your compliments and make me feel much nicer:-)))

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    Jan 11, 2014, 05.03 PMby Mary Athey

    This is such a classic dress oksana and it’s beautiful on you. I love it with the stole, it really looks like faux fur so well done with the knitting. I would love this. You look like you have stepped out of a vintage magazine. Fabulous work xx

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      Jan 11, 2014, 05.13 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, I’m so glad you like it! I know you are a fan of vintage patterns and many of your outfits are inspired with this style; your compliment is very pleasant for me:-)

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