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The job interview dress

Added Sep 29, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






I had a job interview this Tuesday and I wanted something new. I have decided that on Sunday evening :S. What does a girl do? Well, she uses TNT patterns ;) For this project, I have used the “Loveliness” from Ottobre S/S 2010 and the bust of a Burdastyle shift dress (140 from May 2010). I am using a nice grey thick tricot.

I love that neckline. It looks so flattering and serious but not too much either! The whole dress is lined with a thin cotton fabric. It is white with light blue stripes. I have also used some blue ribbon on the inside hem. It is my cute touch that none has to know about ;) I love this dress because you can wear it with a blazer (which I did yesterday), with a cardigan, or even with something under it! I have been Miss Grey lately, and I will still for a bit!

We took the pictures in the building. You can see that they are not as light as usual, but my Mister says that it is because of the neon…




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Romantic

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    Jun 20, 2011, 06.34 PMby nehozack

    You are seriously fabulous – great job on putting together something so cute and well fitting, and I absolutely LOVE the hidden detail of bed sheets and ribbons!!! I am so impressed with the changes you did, they are great for your figure, but I think they might also work for other body types like mine. I will be making this shift version of this dress lined, in a lightweight black wool for work, but am now entertaining the idea of a fuller skirt, like yours as well. Thank you!

    Hope you have had luck in the job finding, as well as your implied endeavor to lose weight – but please know you are absolutely lovely as is. Be proud of those curves, you know how to work it…

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    Feb 3, 2011, 10.03 PMby vflsun

    Very well done. You look great in it. And I also love the extra touch of the different lining.

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    Sep 30, 2010, 07.47 PMby kihli

    Wow, you did it again! You are very fast the last times! The dress looks great on you, and I like your full skirt much more than the original! Hope everything went well with the interview!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 10.33 PMby laurwyn

      I am a machine ;)

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    Sep 30, 2010, 10.02 AMby pedal2carpet

    So well done. Good luck with the job!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.12 AMby helluvaguy

    Very beautiful, laurwyn. I only can agree that the dress looks good on you and it’s very nicely done. I like the fact that you used something different, than the normal lining fabric. Also the ribbon is a very nice treat. I also hope it did the trick for you in the interview. Good luck.

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      Sep 30, 2010, 10.48 AMby laurwyn

      That “lining” fabric was meant to be used as a bed sheet when I was 1 year old ;)

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.08 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    hello my dear! i love the dress and hope that it brought you luck with your job interview! it is both: elegant and a bit sexy. so i hope that your interview partner had an eye for that as well ;-) . WELL DONE!!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 10.49 AMby laurwyn

      Ha, it was a women that interviewed me, so I do not know if that will help ;)

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    Sep 30, 2010, 02.30 AMby jenss-1

    Very nice job on the fit—the dress looks terrific on you! I have a slight fear of princess seams myself, but you’ve inspired me to reconsider that Burdastyle shift dress pattern. Your contrasting lining is a nice touch too. Thanks for posting the photos!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 10.51 AMby laurwyn

      Princess seams are not that bad. You should check the blog of “Gertie”, she has a great tutorial too.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 08.34 PMby smallone

    Great dress Laurwyn…looks great on you and agree that neckline is a flattering shape. I think it’s nicer in your version with a bodice and full skirt …. I would have personally ignored this pattern in its original straight form but like it very much the way you’ve used it.

    very best of luck on the job!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 10.52 AMby laurwyn

      I actually think that the bottom of the shift dress as on the pattern will not look good on me, I have too much to hide in the front. But I also think that it would look great on other frames, or on me in a few months ;)

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