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"Retro Active" Cap Sleeve Dress

Added Aug 11, 2011

by vasgarcia

Prescott , Arizo...






I found this beautiful fabric (from the “Retro Active” fabric line) that is a little reminiscent of a bygone era and snatched it up. I really wanted to make a vintage inspired dress with it. In fact I had the pattern all picked out. Then I threw out those plans and went with the Burda 02/2011 Cap Sleeve dress and LOVE how it turned out! This was my first fully lined dress. :)

I made a cute little bow belt to go with it in a funky purple polka dot fabric. I’m so excited! I’m going to wear this to a 50’s inspired wedding at the end of the month. :)

Update: belt tutorial is up in the techniques section. :)

Material Notes

cotton, poly lining, invisible zipper




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 12, 2011, 04.29 PMby ayoshi

    Absolutely gorgeous ! The dotted belt even enhances the lovely fabric you chose ! Bravo !

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      Aug 12, 2011, 05.37 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you !

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    Aug 12, 2011, 11.34 AMby Dee Durrant

    You’ve done the beautiful material proud with this dress. Perfect style for the fabric and the purple bow contrasts perfectly and really finishes the dress of nicely.

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      Aug 12, 2011, 05.36 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad I switched patterns at the last minute. :)

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    Aug 12, 2011, 10.29 AMby BeYou TiFul

    This is very pretty! I bet you’ll look fabulous at the wedding ;-)!

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      Aug 12, 2011, 05.36 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 11, 2011, 11.14 PMby teresa5562

    Beautiful wish I could get my stuff to come out so nice. Very pretty

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      Aug 12, 2011, 12.32 AMby vasgarcia

      Thank you! :)

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