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(Re)Constructing - 50s style dress

Added Aug 15, 2011

by Justyna Marc...

Wroclaw, Poland






I have based this dress on an original 50s dress found on Etsy.

Top: #117, Burda 3/2010
Bottom: half circle skirt

Material Notes

Soft, denim-like cotton (a gift from Piegatex.pl), stain bias tape




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 27, 2011, 04.36 PMby chula123

    I am dying of envy, could never do a job as beauiful as this. Pretty pattern and how wonderfully you have used it, not to mention how lovely this dress looks on you ! Congratulations !!! :-))
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    Aug 26, 2011, 10.29 PMby Hugs-and-Kisses

    WOW! I am in love with this dress! It is so immaculatley finished. I feel my projects have been put to shame!lol xxx

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    Aug 26, 2011, 08.39 PMby su-z

    kokuryu, this is gorgeous! It is immaculately sewn and beautifully designed. How does the little petticoat work? Is it part of the dress or separate?

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    Aug 23, 2011, 10.01 PMby madrastra

    I love it!!!!! All the 50´s look is perfect!!!! Congrat!!! You have taste, charme and style.

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    Aug 19, 2011, 09.36 PMby popbabe7

    It’s always a pleasure to discover your projects, you are really talented and have lots of taste. This dress is just beautiful- something that wouldn’t be out of place in a fashion show.

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    Aug 19, 2011, 10.50 AMby crafty-cc

    Super Beautiful :)

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    Aug 18, 2011, 03.43 PMby threadsquare

    Stunning! The finishing, especially the secret bow, is gorgeous. And I love the placement you chose for the print :)

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.14 AMby papersparrow

    absolutely stunning!! <3 it

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    Aug 17, 2011, 02.49 AMby marloncosta

    Beautiful! Standing ovation!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 02.21 PMby psychorat

    It is beautiful! I especially love the effect, that one side is black, because of the fabric cut, that gives a nice contrast. Was that intended?

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      Aug 16, 2011, 06.58 PMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      Yeah, it was intended to be this way.
      Thank you so much, psychorat! :)

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    Aug 16, 2011, 01.52 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Super, super, super! What a tour de force!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 01.18 AMby mollykatherine

    So so stunning!! and look at those seams, my favourite thing in the world is a well pressed french seam, but i never thought of finishing it with a bow. Its very very impressive. I suspect your going to have a lot of fun wearing this one!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 09.57 PMby irist

    Wow it looks gorgeous! Great job!!! Absolutely love the fabric!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 09.32 PMby joolz & joolz

    Wow, very impressive. Love it: )

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    Aug 15, 2011, 08.20 PMby sewtake2

    Your dress is beautiful-I love the black and white colourway

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.48 PMby mlichtenwalner

    Love this dress!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.31 PMby scuffsan

    Amazing dress! Love it!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.42 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I always love everything you make, but I can’t believe how well made this is! congratulations x 1,000!!!

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      Aug 15, 2011, 04.46 PMby Justyna Marchewkowa

      Thank you very much, Priscilla! I’m glad you like my projects :D.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.29 PMby tirrs

    I’m in love with your dress! amazing!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.04 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a lovely dress and sooooooo well made! i am totaly impressed!!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.25 PMby runningwithscissors1

    What a beautiful dress! I love the fabric and you did a wonderful job on the details (thanks for showing them off!).

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    Aug 15, 2011, 01.25 PMby lennert

    Looks beautiful on you! Love the fabric…

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    Aug 15, 2011, 12.53 PMby lyrameneses

    Super cute!

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