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Two styles from the same pattern

Added Jun 12, 2011

by sewingfan1

Stourbridge, Uni...






I saw this pink silk in the Fancy Silk Store Birmingham and couldn’t get it out of my head so gave in to temptation and went back to buy it. When I saw it next to the yellow I knew exactly which pattern I’d want to adapt so I could use them together and the pink/yellow dress is the result which I love, but haven’t actually found an event to wear it to as yet. I love seeing it every time I open the wardrobe though so it’s serving some kind of purpose.

It looks really flattering on and was very straightforward to make (my favorite kind of project) so I figured I’d make another and have a go at putting in an exposed zip (thanks to Laura Belcina’s tutorial for this) which resulted in the white/purple creation which will definitely be in my suitcase this Summer. The white/purple one is from cotton with a small % elastene. I’m planning on adding some kind of straps which will give it a grunge feel hopefully as I don’t trust bustier tops. Planning to adapt an idea I saw by Proenza Schouler that Kirsten Thomas was wearing in a Vogue photoshoot.

Pattern is No.108 from Burda Magazine May 2000

Material Notes

Heavy and stiff embroidered silk for the one, cotton with elastene for the 2nd.




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Grunge
Cotton, Eyelet, Silk


Laura's Tutorial

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    Jun 12, 2011, 10.36 AMby Debby H

    Love the purple and white dress and your other creation is pretty too.

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