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The "Chillin' With My Shroomies" - Dress

Added Feb 29, 2012

by kerstika

Berlin, Germany






So… a bit over a year ago I cut up my mother’s curtains to make my second ever dress! It was fun! (First one’s here on my blog: The Colour Blocking 101-Dress )

I absolutely adore this pattern, but I made a few changes anyway:

1) a shorter skirt
2) French seams
3) crochet lace <3
4) cut out back with mushroom-fabric-covered buttons
5) no facing around the neckline – only around the cut out in the back
6) almost-sweetheart neckline

If you’re interested, there are a few more pictures in my brandspanking new blog !!

Material Notes

My mother’s cotton curtain (red), cotton mushroom fabric, crochet lace, a zipper, two buttons




Garment Type

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    Sep 6, 2012, 07.30 AMby janene

    Oh this is gorgeous. Loving the detail on the back :-)

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    Apr 1, 2012, 01.39 PMby perlendiva

    Klasse Teil. Die Danielle steht schon so lange auf meiner To-Do-Listem aber irgendwie habe ich noch nicht den richtigen Stoff gefunden. Schade, dass meine Mutter nur Jalousien hat ;-)

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      Apr 1, 2012, 05.37 PMby kerstika

      Danielle ist so ein super variierbarer Schnitt, echt zu empfehlen!! Und dankeschön :)

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    Mar 9, 2012, 04.13 PMby blueskysunhigh

    I love your version! :) Especially the back. Perhaps I’ll give it a try, too.

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      Mar 9, 2012, 04.20 PMby kerstika

      Vielen Dank, vielen Dank! Danielle ist ein SUPER Schnittmuster zum wild Variieren, find ich. :)

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    Mar 3, 2012, 11.29 AMby bridlin


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      Mar 3, 2012, 01.28 PMby kerstika

      Merci beaucoup!! I went right ahead and had a look at your projects, and can I just say “YAY FOR LARP”!! Your projects make me want to pick up role playing!!

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    Mar 2, 2012, 09.52 PMby janene

    This is one of my favourite Burda patterns and you make it even better! Love your alterations and the cheeky mushroom fabric trimmings!

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      Mar 3, 2012, 01.29 PMby kerstika

      Thank you so much! This means a lot, coming from you!

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    Mar 1, 2012, 03.22 PMby kihli

    Very nice! It’s quite courageous to make so many alterations I think, but it worked out well!

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    • P1090540kl_large

      Mar 1, 2012, 10.29 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! And cutting into the finished dress was scary indeed! :)

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    Mar 1, 2012, 09.45 AMby fashionfreek

    Nice dress. I like it how you teamed it up. Has your mum got many curtains left after you get your hands on them lol:-D
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      Mar 1, 2012, 01.38 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! Haha, her new curtains are beige… I wonder if the fact that I hate wearing beige has anything to do with her choice ;-)

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    Mar 1, 2012, 04.39 AMby Gigette

    The back is beautiful, your version is super nice;) I love it!

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      Mar 1, 2012, 09.40 AMby kerstika

      Thank you! The back was a spur-of-the-moment idea. I felt so brave, cutting into a finished dress :) Thanks!

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    Mar 1, 2012, 01.55 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Beautiful. I like every detail. Apsolutely the best dress made upon this pattern.

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      Mar 1, 2012, 09.39 AMby kerstika

      Thank you so much!! :)

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    Mar 1, 2012, 12.58 AMby CelticButterfly

    I love the mushrooms! So cute :)

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      Mar 1, 2012, 09.38 AMby kerstika

      So do I! Thank you :)

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