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Tulip dress from vintage fabric

Added Dec 21, 2010

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany






This was the first Burda magazine pattern I used. It was part of the august issue in 2009 (#128 for those who’re wondering). I layed my eyes on the fabric which used to be duvet covers from my grand parents for a while before and thankfully my parents gave both sets to me. I didn’t even use one for this dress so I can still use one for my bed which is quite funny whenever I wear the dress and happened to cover my sheets with the same fabric. I always feel like Inspector Clouseau who is able to blend into a background perfectly.

I altered the pattern slightly: added pockets, shortened the sleeves, made it a hint longer and inserted a organza band to the waist.

I’m aware that it isn’t neccessarily the most flattering fit for my body shape but I love the print and therefore I love the dress.

There are more pics and infos here.

Material Notes

vintage cotton, organza, zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Organza

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    Dec 27, 2010, 05.51 PMby claudinka

    I don’t understand why you think that dress-shape doesn’t fit you!?! It looks very nice, lays the eyes on the waist, and that’s just fine in my opinion. I have to look for that pattern in my old burdas. This is a very nice pattern, like your dress very much.

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      Dec 28, 2010, 12.46 PMby redredhoodie

      Thank you. It’s just because I’m a pear shape and tulip skirts make hips look even bigger. Anyways, I’m happy you like it.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 10.41 PMby lkeogan

    It looks AMAZING on you, great job :)

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    Dec 21, 2010, 05.27 PMby analogue

    Don’t worry, you look beautiful in that dress! Lovely fabric, the idea of blending into your bedclothes made me smile XD

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.31 PMby jessmariesotto

    I love that print too, and trust me it’s how you wear it that makes is wonderful. I absolutely love the dress on you!! The dress is well made and the color suites you. :D

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