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Vintage Chic Dress

Added Mar 7, 2011

by cocoretro

Cakovec, Croatia






Dress was supposed to have a white collar and my mum told me that in her youth women had dresses on which was a collar that could be removed for cleaning, it was very practical. So, I decided to make a dress with removable collar and cuffs.
The dress is buttoned on the upper front to the waist and with side zipper.

Material Notes

wool/polyester fabric for dress, cotton poplin for collar and cuffs




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen, Silk, Wool

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    Mar 9, 2011, 05.07 PMby mkreinders

    You have done a beautiful job on this piece. Would really love a tutorial on making removable collars and cuffs!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 08.26 AMby zaarissima

    very chic and so Lady-like!!! great work!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.47 AMby lauriana

    What a lovely, stylish dress! And the removable collar is great touch. I love it (and I think the hem length is right the way it is, making it shorter would take away from the lovely vintage look)

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      Mar 8, 2011, 10.47 AMby cocoretro

      I totally agree with you about the hem length.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 06.24 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    so well made and elegant. the idea of changing the look with the collar and cuffs is so lovely and gives you beautiful dress just the last edge! GREAT!!!

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      Mar 8, 2011, 10.48 AMby cocoretro

      Thank you Ralf

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    Mar 8, 2011, 03.43 AMby smallone

    perfectly executed – just wonderful!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.00 PMby mollykatherine

    oh so elegant!!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 03.19 PMby LizaHannah

    Très beau travail et robe splendide.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 02.22 PMby chillwear

    Very classic, beautiful dress

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    Mar 7, 2011, 01.52 PMby skeeler

    Super beautiful! Elegant and versatile. Congratulations!!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 01.28 PMby mixtlii

    It’s very elegant, and looks so professionnal! Although I dare give you an advice: I think you should shorten the skirt just a little, so the hem stands at the knee joint (at the back, it should stop exactely where the knee bents.) Anyway, it looks fantastic :)

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      Mar 8, 2011, 10.45 AMby cocoretro

      Thank you! That dress was made for my friend and she kindly allowed me to be photographed in a dress as we wear the same size.
      I really like the look of the dress but must say I don’t like skirts with open pleats on me.
      I prefer classic pencil skirts or A-line skirts 3-4 inches below the knee.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 12.33 PMby ophelia83

    Sooo lovely! I want one… That’s really a great job!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.32 AMby groovymama

    Simply beautiful!!!!

    Hugs ~Trine

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.26 AMby karinsi

    Great job! I really love it! Did you make the pattern yourself?

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.18 AMby anajan

    Bozanstvena! Ne znam da li mi je lepsa sa belim ili crnim okovratnikom i manzetnama. Sjajna je ideja da ovi detalji mogu da se skinu, pa haljina ima dva “lica”. Svaka cast!

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      Mar 8, 2011, 10.35 AMby cocoretro

      Hvala! Ja sam odusevljena tim “otkricem”. Stavit cu uskoro slicnu haljinu samo s drugacijim oblikom kragne.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.11 AMby Debby H

    Two for the price of one – lovely. You could have any colour collar and cuffs and change the look completely. Love it! What pattern did you use?

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      Mar 8, 2011, 10.34 AMby cocoretro

      I take as base an older burda pattern for raglan sleeves dress, I drafted the rest.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.05 AMby nikotina

    Gorgeous, lands instantly in “my favorites”.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.00 AMby apfelbluete

    you dress is so beuatiful!!

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      Mar 8, 2011, 10.30 AMby cocoretro

      thank you!

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