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Vintage dress with oversized button

Added Feb 28, 2013

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






The dress is based on Vintage Boucle Dress – however I used a very thin, vie colour fabric.

I have not altered the shape at all, however I am thinking about taking the dress in a little bit. It does look pretty large, despite going for a smaller size!

I prefer the length as it is, I know there is a temptation to shorten it, however it loses a bit of its elegance.

I chose a plain, beige button because I wanted to keep the lines simple.

The dress is worn with Rupert Sanderson nude shoes, as featured in Burda magazine (August 2011).

I will definitely make another dress following this pattern, however I will go for a smaller size and a much thicker fabric (in fact, as recommended)

Material Notes

suiting fabric, oversized button




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Mar 1, 2013, 07.02 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh I love this, you did a grand job making this and its lovely on you. I love this length anyway and it is just so classy. i was undecided about making this but seeing your gorgeous version makes me want to make one x

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      Mar 11, 2013, 12.19 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you Mary, you need to be careful with this Project though. Read the instructions again and again. It is so easy to get it wrong! It is not extremely complicated, however it is extremely unclear!

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      Mar 11, 2013, 06.38 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for the info, I normally.give.up on the.instructions anyway and try and work it out myself lol x

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    Mar 1, 2013, 05.50 AMby schnui

    This dress is lovely and suits you so well. Maybe you should take it in a little bit as you have a great shape and why not accentuate it !!!

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      Mar 11, 2013, 12.21 AMby Irina Schwab

      The truth is, in between starting this dress and finishing it I lost 5 kgs and you can tell!!! You are absolutely right, it simply hangs on me! Not very flattering!

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