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vintage desira

Added Mar 5, 2008

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...




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my vintage desira… got this fabric for a whole dollar at another yard sale. LA is the land of yard sales. after making an anda dress for my friend and instantly becoming jealous that it was not MY anda dress, i was thrilled that i had enough fabric left for goodies for me!

i had to adjust the armholes several times, as this was before my new year’s resolution of fitting before doing false french seams with topstitching up the sides (also know as a “pain in the ass to rip out” seam). (am i allowed to curse on burdastyle?)

i also did as looong a belt as i could so i could wrap it for a cinched waist.

Material Notes

dolla’ cotton, probably was a bedspread at some point in its former life





burdastyle, baby

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    Aug 27, 2010, 07.17 AMby nicaban

    wow! that is fantastic, well done!

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    Sep 27, 2008, 05.49 AMby no-remedy

    Nice! Love it! Great fabric, I need to start perusing yard sales as well! It looks absolutely wonderful on you. :)

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    Sep 5, 2008, 11.09 PMby mctessa

    this is the best desira i have seen so far – i wasnt too keen on this pattern but you make it look so good!

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    Jul 5, 2008, 04.08 PMby mjb14

    I really love your top. It is definitely my favorite one of these on the site. I love the fabric and I like that you lengthened the belt. I so want to make one now!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 01.02 PMby aficionada

    Awesome. I love that fabric and how you used it.

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    May 1, 2008, 11.23 AMby nenasew

    Love all your creations but I think this is my favorite. I am crazy about the looong belt and oh yeah the fabric is to die for.

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    Mar 10, 2008, 11.11 PMby akazukinchan

    I can’t believe your fabric find. This looks nice on you! A longer tie is a good idea too.

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    Mar 8, 2008, 07.55 AMby lcavagnolo

    OMG, that fabric is perfect. This is definitely in my top 5 favorite creations on the site. ;)

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    Mar 7, 2008, 12.26 PMby joqueenbee

    That looks great on you – I’m so jealous! The fabric is terrific. Definately a dollar well spent.

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    Mar 7, 2008, 05.40 AMby imvisible

    I love your creations! This fabric is very nice and it fitts perfectly. Also thanks to the wrap thing, that fits everyone. Love it well done!

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    Mar 6, 2008, 02.05 PMby jd98

    my turn to want one of those!!! great everything. well done!

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    Mar 6, 2008, 10.18 AMby queenb

    Beautiful! Looks really great on you!

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    Mar 6, 2008, 05.45 AMby casey

    wow this is gorgeous! love the fabric, it works really well with the angular style of the top. great job! x

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    Mar 6, 2008, 05.12 AMby franfaircloth

    I LOVE this! Good idea to make the belt longer. It makes the look fresher. I just wish I was at home sewing now instead of at work.

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    Mar 6, 2008, 01.17 AMby keelysews

    O.k….you’ve inspired me!! I’ve been going to make one of these for days but keep making myself dresses instead. Tonights the night!!

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    Mar 6, 2008, 01.16 AMby susisonne

    That really looks great and your fabric is really cute.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 11.37 PMby fashion1

    another great fabric choice! I´m so envious ;), cause I can´t get such beautiful fabrics here!

    Great job on this!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 07.44 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    thanks evisann & sunnyb! i thought at first this fabric was a silly impulse buy, but now i’m glad for it :)

    nehmah: it’s all mirrors and fog…

    and wenstupen, at first i thought your post said “neckline”, and i thought, “yeah, we’ve both got nice straight shoulders!”

    too much wine tonight…

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    Mar 5, 2008, 07.36 PMby wendyxo

    I love it and the fabric. I wish I had one as I have a very similar necklace and it goes so well with your top.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 06.17 PMby nehmah

    Looks good to me. Boy, It must be grand to have a waist that shows.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 04.57 PMby sunnyb64

    Great fabric choice!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 03.54 PMby evisann

    Cute fabric! The cap sleeves turned out great!

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