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Retro Look: Border Print Dress with Pleated Skirt

Added Jul 22, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






Border prints fabrics to me are so retro so I opt for a retro look where the borders can be the highlight of the dress. I make the bodice neckline crosses at the front at the back. The skirt part is pleated kiss pleats with pockets. Dress is completely lined with a zipper enclosed at side.

Love the look and I try to style it retro.

Is it retro or not?

Really hope you can see all the pleats. Thanks for stopping by…much appreciated

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Garment Type

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    Aug 13, 2013, 01.47 PMby nishavinod2009

    great idea!

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      Aug 14, 2013, 01.42 PMby kisses

      Thanks much

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    Jul 23, 2013, 01.33 PMby Heather Booth

    I’m new here, so maybe this is a dumb question, but did you use a Burda pattern? I would love a pattern for this dress!

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      Jul 23, 2013, 05.05 PMby kisses

      Thank You…I did not use a Burda pattern but Butterick B5603 one for the top bodice only and drafted the pleated skirt.

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    Jul 23, 2013, 01.31 PMby Heather Booth

    Gorgeous dress! And it looks great on you!

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    Jul 22, 2013, 11.36 AMby Angie H

    border print at the top and on the diagonal ……. how very interesting kisses. very nice!

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      Jul 23, 2013, 02.05 PMby kisses

      Thanks so much

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    Jul 22, 2013, 11.22 AMby tessi

    This is a sweet dress – love the border on the diagonal………..beautiful color on you!

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      Jul 23, 2013, 12.49 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much Tessi :-)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 11.12 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wraps are always good choice and you really match very well both the fabric and the pattern. By way, borders and coupons are in fashion nowadays again so your dress is a this season hit:) And this colour is so good for you, that whatever you do in it, it would be perfect:)

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      Jul 22, 2013, 08.19 PMby kisses

      Thanks for the lovely compliments Staroks :-)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 10.31 AMby liliv-1

    I like this v-neckline and the border emphasises it in a very pretty way! It’s jazz!!

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      Jul 22, 2013, 05.04 PMby kisses

      Thanks alot Liliv :-)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 10.01 AMby Lobi

    Gorgeous dress and the colour looks very good on you. Beautful hair too.

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      Jul 22, 2013, 02.02 PMby kisses

      Thanks Lobi…I love this hair too I am such a big fan of afro puffs

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    Jul 22, 2013, 08.26 AMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous kisses, i love how you used the print and its fabulous with the border at the bustline. i’m loving the hair as well. you look so lovely in your photos x

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      Jul 22, 2013, 05.03 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…I am trying a new hair do and I am extremely loving it

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    Jul 22, 2013, 07.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice the way you have used the fabrics – looks pretty on you ;)

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      Jul 22, 2013, 04.57 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen…I am really glad that I use the fabric this way, it was really worth it

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    Jul 22, 2013, 06.54 AMby dvinare

    looks really nice on you! and I think it’s retro ;)

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      Jul 22, 2013, 04.54 PMby kisses

      Thanks Dvinare…for lovely compliments :-)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 06.46 AMby KristinaBerisha

    Great colour and great dress

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      Jul 22, 2013, 04.48 PMby kisses

      Thanks Kristina :-)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 05.26 AMby rita61

    Nice; great fit as usual! I really like the colours.

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      Jul 22, 2013, 01.57 PMby kisses

      Thanks Rita :-)

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