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Puzzle dress

Added Aug 6, 2010

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






The Moddern sewing pattern, that I previously used for my White dress with purple piping.
I really like this pattern, and ever since I made the white dress, I’ve been thinking about making few more variations. I wanted to accentuate the crossed lines with contrasting colors, and when I found this double faced fabric, I knew I had to give it a try. The dress is made from 20 pieces, most of them with curvy, concave or convex shape, so I felt like I was building a puzzle while sewing it. Add to that the checkered pattern I tried to match on all these pieces, and you’ll get the idea of the amount of work it took. I didn’t manage to match all the check lines, but I think I did a good job in the end.
The front keyhole, neckline and armscyes are finished with navy cotton bias band. I was thinking about making bias band out of the fashion fabric, but then I thought it would be too much. So, I opted for the easier solution.

Material Notes

Double faced viscose.




Garment Type

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    May 8, 2012, 02.06 PMby orchiddream

    Brilliant! You have what it takes!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.39 AMby adrie00

    This is insane! Just thinking about how much work it must have taken you makes my head hurt.

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      Dec 9, 2011, 03.15 PMby anajan

      No heads were harmed while making this dress :). However, I felt dizzy after several hours of looking at the fabric.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 11.10 AMby Temitayo Olufunmi

    Whao. This is nice. I have this pattern, since 2007 but I haven’t made it. This is so good.

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    Mar 19, 2011, 11.40 AMby FEDRA

    Vrlo lijepo! Very nice!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.37 PMby marloncosta

    Gorgeous! I love that effect on the bust! Yet another magnificent piece from you!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 04.07 AMby nishavinod2009

    simply outstanding!!!!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 08.02 PMby cthuliz

    Love it! I’ve always been sketched out by those Modern patterns, but you’ve inspired me to give them a try. Great job!

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    Aug 8, 2010, 04.21 PMby paulajean

    I am in awe.

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    Aug 8, 2010, 08.51 AMby oshun5

    wow ! love the detail in it.

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    Aug 8, 2010, 01.28 AMby smallone

    wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!! Ana this dress is absolute knock out…all those tricky shapes and you’ve match all the plaids! Love the black bias too really makes it pop…you should be super proud of this creation.

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    Aug 7, 2010, 10.08 PMby eeltjeb

    Wow!!! The front side is almost like the contrasting colour is painted on the fabric! I can imagine that after some hours working with this fabric, you got squared eyes and a dizzy sight… Al this curves lines with the checkered pattern makes a marvelous combination. I really love this dress!!!!!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 08.44 PMby loyl8

    wow amazing job!! wish you had a closer photo!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.23 PMby sunriseruby

    Stvarno je predivna :-)

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.09 PMby maha1965

    I love the design and the fabric great job,perfect fit

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    Aug 7, 2010, 10.39 AMby libra-s

    This is soooo gorgous. LOVE it!!!!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 09.46 AMby hajnika

    Your dress is fantastic,I love it and you did a great job as allways! I like the sewing pattern too!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 08.32 AMby sabzarap

    This was a good idea with the two faced fabric and it it realy looks, as if it was much work!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 08.16 AMby knjiznimolj

    Zanimljiva haljina lepog izgleda i dobro ti stoji. Svaka čast (opet)!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.41 AMby sew4my3

    Absolutely stunning! Great design, awesome fabric and beautiful fit!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.39 AMby sewella

    Izgleda fantasticno!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.20 AMby emlj

    wow it looks fantastic, the fabric is really interesting :-)

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    Aug 7, 2010, 06.59 AMby apfelbluete

    it looks wonderful. There is also a very nice fabric. it’s just a shame that you can not see the fabric in detail.

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      Jun 22, 2011, 01.15 PMby anajan

      Hi apfelbluete, I added one more pic to show you the fabric and my pattern matching attempts ;).

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