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the 'russian scarf' dress

Added Sep 30, 2013

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia






vintage burda dress
that i made to wear at my friend’s wedding yesterday
favorite thing i made to date
and i made a lot of stuff
this dress almost never happened:
first i cut front bodice lining instead of front bodice
and used all of my fabric before realizing it
and was so pissed, that i almost give up
but in the end, i like this more fitted look better than original one
so it was a lucky accident
then i accidentally cut back of the skirt in half
dunno why, dress has in seam zipper at the left side
and now i have that back seam for no reason
also, fabric was slightly off grain while i was cutting skirt pieces
so skirt pieces looked croocked
i fixed that, but as a result
skirt is a bit too tight at the hips
but i can live with that
see more pictures on my blog mokosha

Material Notes

rayon fabric, 1,7m
a bit of cotton for bodice lining
60cm in seam zipper




Garment Type

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    Jul 30, 2014, 01.13 PMby Jodi Wade

    Beautiful! Your dress looks wonderful. I am wondering at the moment whether to make up this dress or not. The pattern is so beautiful but I don’t know about all the drapey stuff on my body.

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      Jul 31, 2014, 06.03 PMby mokosha

      thanks, jodi! it’s a really beautiful pattern, and if you want to avoid extra drapey stuff at front, you can use front bodice lining pattern piece instead of regular and more drapey front bodice piece, and get more fitted look

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    Apr 1, 2014, 05.45 PMby lomarilou

    You did it great!!! I love it! I actually made a lot mistakes in the bodice and the shoulders of the garment are weird…But yours is so well sewn! Bravooo!

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    • Princezica_large

      Apr 1, 2014, 09.10 PMby mokosha

      thank you :) and i think you did a pretty great job, your dress looks gorgeous!

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    Oct 4, 2013, 10.22 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful interpretation that can make many of us to give a try to the pattern:)

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 5, 2013, 06.56 PMby mokosha

      :) thanks

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    Oct 3, 2013, 01.19 PMby SassyT

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 3, 2013, 01.21 PMby mokosha


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    Oct 3, 2013, 05.57 AMby SofiaBlake

    It’s so unlike your usual stuff, but I really like it. It looks really professional, like something from a boutique. You totally look like a grownup.

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 3, 2013, 08.58 AMby mokosha

      :) thanks.. yeah, it’s different than my usual stuff, but i feel that my style is going trough a change lately, and i’m suddenly in the mood to try out new silhouettes

  • Swirlblouse1_large

    Oct 1, 2013, 02.38 AMby slmnstyle

    Love it! Sometimes, mistakes work themselves out to masterpieces, and this is a perfect example. The fabric, the fit, the dress, all very nice :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 1, 2013, 08.16 AMby mokosha

      thank you :)

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    Sep 30, 2013, 06.00 PMby kelerabeus

    Mogu da razumem zašto ti je ovo nova omiljena haljina, stoji ti fantastično! Ovaj kroj me nije nešto privukao kada sam ga videla u burdi (nisam ljubitelj ovih drapiranih kragni), ali posle ove tvoje ima da ga metnem ne watch listu :) I materijal je prelep!

    p.s. bacila sam pogled na tvoj blog, rekla bih da imamo iste cipele. Ako su ono plave New Look peep-toe salonkice onda sigurno :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Sep 30, 2013, 06.27 PMby mokosha

      :) hvala.. drago mi je da ti se svidja.. i ja nisam luda za drapiranim kragnama koje su sa prednje strane, ali ove na ledjima mi se uvek svide (osim kad ih burda napravi od plisha hehe, ne volim plish ni malo).. i da, to su te cipelice, obozavam ih!

    • Dsc06629_large

      Sep 30, 2013, 06.44 PMby kelerabeus

      he he, kad jednom budemo naletele jedna na drugu u gradu u burda haljinama od istih materijla i u istim cipelicama, biće ludo :D

    • Princezica_large

      Sep 30, 2013, 07.28 PMby mokosha

      i sa dzindzer kosama hehe.. najvece su nam sanse da se o dogodi u italtesu :) ili negde na terenu, ali u tom slucaju, nista od podudarajucih plavih cipelica

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    Sep 30, 2013, 04.14 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress, i made a couple of these as well and it really is a lovely pattern. Your fabrics lovely and its fab on you x

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    • Princezica_large

      Sep 30, 2013, 04.49 PMby mokosha

      thanks, mary.. it’s really lovely pattern, and an unusual one for me, as i don’t usually wear fitted dresses, but i really loved this one

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    Sep 30, 2013, 04.03 PMby Carien Dolittle

    You inspire me to make this kind of dress! Is the neckline really called ‘russian scarf’? I like Russia

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    • Princezica_large

      Sep 30, 2013, 04.48 PMby mokosha

      thanks, i’m glad you like the dress.. and, no, neckline has nothing to do with russia, it’s just that the fabric print reminded me of traditional russian scarves, hence the name of the post

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    Sep 30, 2013, 12.30 PMby janene

    Beautiful dress. You could have so totally got away with not mentioning those mistakes. It looks perfect!

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    • Princezica_large

      Sep 30, 2013, 02.17 PMby mokosha

      :) thanks, janene.. little mistakes or not, i do think it’s the most perfect dress i’ve ever made

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