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Strapless Vintage Dress

Added Aug 5, 2010

by nickcheung

Hanoi, Viet Nam






I guess the title should b strapless vintage inspired dress since i dun think people wore strapless dress back on the old days :D I think this type of dress is a great idea 2 make if u want a puffy, cute dress but ur piece of fabric is not too big (and its super simple 2 make too! ^^)

Material Notes

a piece of vintage prints fabric, zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Vintage



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    Aug 22, 2010, 05.01 PMby cakerz

    I would love to make this dress but I don’t understand the instructions either. I went to the learning portion of the site but didn’t find the instructions on the bodice you mentioned. And what about the skirt of the dress? Where are the instructions for that? :[

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    Aug 17, 2010, 10.11 PMby sonjam

    i love the dress! but i am sssooo confused with the instructions.

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      Aug 20, 2010, 05.36 PMby nickcheung

      sorry sorry (i agree wit u that im not good at explaining :P) So tell me which part of the instructions bothering u and i will try to clear it out >,^

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      Aug 22, 2010, 10.58 PMby sonjam

      it might just be me cause i’m new with this and don’t know all the fancy terms :P but the bodice block?? i looked that up in the learning part… but i got confused on how that worked.. and the princess dart :)

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      Aug 23, 2010, 03.04 AMby nickcheung

      Ok, so the basic bodice block is like a simple pattern that you use to develop more complecated pattern. All u have 2 do is get ur own measurements and follow the steps, and you will have a basic bodice block with ur own measurement (so when u use that block to make clothes it will fit you nicely, like custome made clothes). It is very useful becoz u can actually develop so many other pattern with it, so give it a try! and after you finish with that, let me know, and i will help with the princess seams.

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      Aug 23, 2010, 05.06 PMby sonjam

      thanks :) il let you know

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    Aug 10, 2010, 11.46 PMby passthepins

    This is really pretty. great fit for the model. A lovely, fresh summer dress. Well done ..

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    Aug 7, 2010, 10.47 AMby elizateny


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    Aug 6, 2010, 03.24 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    wow! you’ve done it again :P this is super cute! i would have to be feeling a bit daring to wear it though lol nice fabric choice, beautiful! xx

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      Aug 8, 2010, 03.50 PMby nickcheung

      Thanks! ^^ Im really happy that u guys like it!

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    Aug 6, 2010, 03.24 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    wow! you’ve done it again :P this is super cute! i would have to be feeling a bit daring to wear it though lol nice fabric choice, beautiful! xx

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    Aug 5, 2010, 10.02 PMby lkeogan

    Wow I love this dress and the fabric you used. Your gorgeous as well by the way :)

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      Aug 6, 2010, 02.01 AMby nickcheung

      Thanks! BTW, im not that girl ^ lol, she s a friend of mine. Im actually a guy, but i will pass ur lovely comment 2 her ^,

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.51 PMby Claire .

    Gorgeous ! Thank you for the intructions ! How much of fabric did you use ?

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      Aug 6, 2010, 01.58 AMby nickcheung

      Thankyou! As i remember, the fabric was 150cm in width, and 120cm in length. It depends on the size and how puffy u wanna make though. The bottom of the dress is juz a rectangle so it saves u a lot of fabric >,^

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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.18 PMby jules14

    This dress is awesome! Thanks for the instructions! Did it take long to make?

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      Aug 6, 2010, 01.51 AMby nickcheung

      thanks! It took an afternoon to make, so i would say its very easy and fast 2 make :D

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    Aug 5, 2010, 05.52 PMby kezi

    What a lovely summer dress, the fabric is gorgeous, is it easy to make? Thanks for giving the instructions!

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