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VintageModern Design Challenge - Blouse to Dress

Added Mar 14, 2012

by The Tropical...

Singapore, Singa...






I based my entry loosely on the Sateen Blouse pattern. I added tucks, darts and a collar to the bodice, keeping the V-neck shape and sleeves. I also added a little skirt, thinking to make a puffball shape. That was too difficult to draft though, so I settled for pleats. There are matching double darts on the back of the skirt and bodice, to shape it nicely. Plus I made a right seam pocket for functionality. It closes with a centre-back invisible zipper.

I’m modelling it here with my green Westwood x Melissa pumps and a little blue vintage-inspired belt. Hope you like my creation!

This was a lengthy and very hair-pulling project for me – one of my first adventures in drafting! You can read more about my travails on my blog.
My email: thetropicalsewist@gmail.com

Material Notes

1.7 yards mid-weight quilting cotton, 18-inch invisible zipper, 1 package of piping




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    Mar 14, 2012, 10.19 PMby sophienissirios

    Gorgeous dress. I really like the neck line :-)

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    Mar 14, 2012, 07.13 PMby skeeler

    Very nice! Love the piping too.

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      Mar 17, 2012, 04.49 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      thank you! It surprised me that inserting piping wasn’t as painful as I thought it’d be :)

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    Mar 14, 2012, 04.36 PMby marlalalalere

    Nicely done, I like the belt too.

    oups! I thought you did the belt too!! The entire outfit looks nice anyway ;-)

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      Mar 17, 2012, 04.49 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      thanks! it’s a pity the belt wasn’t me-made though!

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    Mar 14, 2012, 02.07 PMby sala22

    This is soooo cute! I’d love to make one for myself!

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