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True Romance

Added Apr 22, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ True Romance

I love wearing strapless dresses, so I decided to make a new one for myself.. I had only an idea that for bodice I would use the bustier pattern from Burda 01/2012, no. 124.. I was lacking the fabric for the dress.. In the fabric stores I couldn’t find anything that would inspire me.. At one point (while doing some house chores) I remembered that I saw the white cotton blend, a bit stretchy, with thin black stripes.. After finding the fabric I had all the details in my head – faux placket, buttons, black piping, pleated skirt..

I had to narrow the bodice for a little bit, and that was my only alteration to the pattern.. This was the perfect project to use four buttons that were gifts from a friend, by adding a faux placket..For the lining I used leftovers from my graduation dress .. This was my first time sewing the boning to a bodice, and it’s a very easy thing to do.. There’s also black piping.. The skirt is made of two rectangles.. Instead of making gathered skirt, this time I made it pleated..




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    May 15, 2014, 09.29 AMby snowwave

    wow! It suits you perfectly!

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      May 15, 2014, 10.16 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 25, 2014, 09.10 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This suits you so much. And the lining fabric rocks!

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      Apr 26, 2014, 06.56 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) It’s always nice to have a cute lining, and it’s also a good way to use leftover fabric scraps :)

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    Apr 25, 2014, 05.00 AMby b. boop

    so lovely ;)

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      Apr 25, 2014, 01.14 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 25, 2014, 04.31 AMby Mokara

    Beautiful dress, I love all the details on it. And your sister Dina did a great job taking those photos. Congrats on being featured.

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      Apr 25, 2014, 01.16 PMby lejditea

      Thank you for all :) I’m lucky to have a sister who’s always willing to take some time for taking photos of my projects :)

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    Apr 23, 2014, 09.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! You look fabulous in you dress!! Congrats on being featured! :)

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      Apr 25, 2014, 01.13 PMby lejditea

      thank you very much :) you always know when a project is featured.. thanks for sharing that :)

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    Apr 23, 2014, 02.34 AMby Denise Wild

    Love this dress! Looks great with those tights. :)

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      Apr 23, 2014, 08.37 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) I always end up wearing these tights with black and white dresses :) like I don’t have bunch of others that would look nice too..

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    Apr 22, 2014, 11.17 PMby liliv-1

    Very nice details, I love it!

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      Apr 23, 2014, 08.40 PMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Apr 22, 2014, 01.19 PMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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      Apr 23, 2014, 08.40 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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