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The New Life

Added Oct 6, 2015

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ The New Life

Long time ago, I bought this lovely cotton blend fabric in pale yellow..From the start I wanted to make a shirtdress with it.. I even had cute buttons in my stash.. The project waited a couple of years to get on top of my sewing list..

The pattern I used is #109 from Burda 01/2010 .. I’ve already made two dresses with that pattern, one for my sister and one for myself.. With my third make I changed a few things.. Because of the lightweight fabric, it had more sense to make a sleeveless shirtdress.. In the original pattern there are only couple of vertical pintucks around button closure.. In my version, the whole front pieces of the bodice has vertical tucks, and a few horizontal ones.. Button placket I made with a separate fabric piece because I didn’t want a messy look with horizontal tucks going over it.. The skirt is a bit shorter than the pattern suggests, and those are all of my modifications for this dress..

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    Oct 9, 2015, 08.00 AMby nrobson

    what wonderful attention to detail, beautiful pin tucks which i have yet to try my hand at; good work, and i have this burdastyle issue too lol no excuses x =D

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.39 PMby lejditea

      he he, you should definitely make your version of this dress! I love this pattern, and I really enjoyed sewing all the pintucks :)

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    Oct 8, 2015, 01.27 AMby neveenkarnes

    what a cute style… looks great and young.. very well done !

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.37 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Oct 7, 2015, 12.04 PMby Ivanamania

    ovo izgleda fenomenalno! šta reći nego da zavidim tvojim šivaćim moćima…

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.37 PMby lejditea

      hvala :) nisu ovo šivaće moći, samo strpljenje ;)

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    Oct 7, 2015, 05.50 AMby Maria Hayek

    It’s a very cute dress

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    Oct 6, 2015, 09.09 PMby Mary Athey

    This is beautifully done and it looks lovely on you x

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.36 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Oct 6, 2015, 08.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just Lovely Tea!

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.36 PMby lejditea

      thanks Ellen :)

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    Oct 6, 2015, 07.51 PMby SueMH

    All your hard work was worth it. You look beautiful in this dress.

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.36 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Oct 6, 2015, 04.42 PMby Bbtiny

    Wow, this dress is so lovely! The front is great and the whole fit is perfect! Great job, very beautiful and you look great in it!

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.36 PMby lejditea

      thank you so much :)

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    Oct 6, 2015, 01.52 PMby lauriana

    You’ve made it so unique with those pin tucks!

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      Oct 13, 2015, 07.35 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Oct 6, 2015, 01.40 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    This is beautiful!

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    Oct 6, 2015, 01.26 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Very cute! :)

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