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The Storyteller Dress

Added Oct 18, 2011

by tippiella

Bergen, Norway






Made from McCall’s 5845 (bodice) and vintage McCall’s 5942 from 1961 (skirt). Floral cotton bought from Salvation Army, and a heavy satin lining for the bodice. This is my new favourite dress!

Thanks for looking. :)

Material Notes

Floral cotton, satin, satin bias tape for the hem.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Satin

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    Jan 4, 2012, 06.15 PMby strawberryorange

    beautiful! :)

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    Oct 31, 2011, 06.03 PMby prettysewinggirl

    ohh wow!! absolutely beautiful!! And I must add, the first picture is stunning :)

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      Nov 1, 2011, 06.37 AMby tippiella

      Thank you! You get a glimpse of my sewing space in the mirror there. ;)

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    Oct 28, 2011, 03.33 PMby tippiella

    Thanks again for all the wonderful feedback guys! And thank you Burdastyle for featuring my project! I was rather startled when I logged onto the site and saw my face on the frontpage there! ;)

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    Oct 28, 2011, 09.41 AMby baka-pepica

    really beutifull! and you have bedroom like me :) or I have bedroom like you

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    Oct 27, 2011, 07.51 PMby 1sewingprincess

    Love your dress and those pictures! Well done

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    Oct 27, 2011, 05.48 PMby annetteb

    Really nice dress, and I really like the way you used the fabric.

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    Oct 27, 2011, 04.00 PMby polishcurl

    awesome dress!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 02.30 PMby wildcatspow

    That’s so cute! I especially love the back! What a great project!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 11.32 AMby lohumphrey

    Really nice work. I love to see second hand fabric be put to such great use. It will surely have a long life ahead.

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    Oct 27, 2011, 09.00 AMby janene

    Absolutely beautiful. That fabric was just waiting for you! Good mixing of patterns and a fabulous fit. I love it.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 09.34 PMby Testosterone

    What a terrific color pallete in that print. Everything about this dress is flattering. Great job in blending two patterns, it is a true work or art.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 09.28 PMby Saeriu

    Love this! Love the style and fabric. You did a fantastic job! :)

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    Oct 26, 2011, 08.14 PMby jackmc

    That is beautiful. I especially love the square back on the bodice. Thanks so much for putting this up :)

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    Oct 26, 2011, 07.50 PMby dottty

    Thats gorgeous jj:)x

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.50 PMby alenahenriksen

    It is sooooo beautiful!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.50 PMby alenahenriksen

    It is sooooo beautiful!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.05 PMby mio

    This is so beautiful! You’ve inspired me to make this my wedding dress :)

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.00 PMby pampula

    Absolutely gorgeous, your dress is perfect for that unique fabric!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.52 PMby vintagegal

    Love it; totally gorgeous….

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.26 PMby turtlegirl00

    love love love it!!! This is such a gorgeous dress—timeless beauty!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.14 PMby suribabe

    Love the fabric.. The dress is fab too.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.13 PMby taketina

    The cut, the colors, the print … just beautiful and very inspiring!*

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    Oct 20, 2011, 08.18 PMby Laura Bolčina


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    Oct 20, 2011, 05.56 PMby TheSewingStudio

    In love with this dress! Especially since you saved on the gorgeous fabric. Love it when dresses can be pretty and thrifty!

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    Oct 20, 2011, 11.37 AMby anine

    Åh, den var kjempefin! Jeg vil også ha… :P

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    Oct 20, 2011, 01.33 AMby gillthecat

    a brilliant advert for buying repurposed fabric, well done you flying the style flag for charity shops..divine x

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    Oct 19, 2011, 09.10 PMby tippiella

    Thank you for the lovely comments everyone! :)

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    Oct 19, 2011, 03.48 PMby loulourosa

    Its a lovely dress!

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    Oct 19, 2011, 05.52 AMby schnui

    A gorgeous dress and you look great in it.

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