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The Christmas Party Dress

Added Oct 30, 2010

by malinjondell

Stockholm, Sweden






I made this almost a year ago and wore it for Christmas but somehow I never got around to posting it… It’s made out of grey cotton blend with a drawsting waist and red buttons. Originally, I used a really nice dark red lace ribbon for the waist but it stained the fabric so I had to change it to something more useful.

I got the idea of using pleats at the bottom and around the shoulders from some dress I saw here on Burdastyle but I can’t remember who made it, so if you recognize it I’ll give you the credits!

I didn’t use a pattern, I only used the measurements of an old dress to get the bodice right.




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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  • Holliebell_large

    Nov 2, 2010, 12.43 PMby freakusbzzz

    Really love it. The button loops are perfect.

    Was this the pleated skirt?http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/penelope-full-circle-skirt

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      Nov 3, 2010, 08.29 PMby malinjondell

      Thank you!
      You know what, that was not the skirt I was thinking about but someone else has really good taste in clothing, I guess :)

  • Pc310016_large

    Nov 2, 2010, 11.07 AMby peaches2218

    Red buttons on light grey equals love. The contrast is divine.

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    Oct 30, 2010, 08.42 PMby redslippers

    i love the contrast of the red buttons on the grey. it looks stunning.

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    Oct 30, 2010, 07.24 PMby libra-s


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