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Added Oct 16, 2010

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Several weeks ago I was asked to take part in the Westminster Liberty Arts fabric competition. I got to choose from one of their fabrics (which they then sent to me, yea!), and had to combine it with a BurdaStyle magazine pattern from this site. I probably would not normally have chosen this pattern, but in combination with the fabric choices (beautiful colorful cotton prints of medium weight) I came up with this combination. It was a pretty straight forward project, I opted to make some of the smaller parts in a solid color and add details out of some fabric-pattern elements with pearls, after all, it was a competition! The dress has a button closure UNDER the criss-cross band (what would be the correct term?), which was interesting to construct, but I am not sure it would actually really need it. There are four functional pockets on this dress, two single welt pockets and two big flap pockets, a great project to practise pockets! I doubled up the front piece down to the bust area, as the back of this fabric is not pretty enough for me to want it to show when the collar falls open. I added two little bands on the back, to give it a bit of shape in the waist. PLEASE notice my perfectly symmetrical cutting of the pieces :-)
A long story short – I was sad to send it away!

Material Notes

100 % cotton, Westminster Liberty Arts fabrics




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Oct 21, 2010, 06.37 PMby magdamagda

    i love the pocket-collar details, great job!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 06.33 AMby violetta089

    Such a sophisticated style! It reminds me of seventies-glamour-chic, especially with the hair and the bag :-) I had never thought that Liberty Prints could be turned in something like this!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 04.01 PMby janul

    Wow, so many details, really unexpected! The more you look at it, the more you like it :)

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      Oct 16, 2010, 04.29 PMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much! I felt the same way – before finishing it, it actually looked a lot like a cleaning smock of some sort – I didn’t think I was going to like it as much… but then it grew on me…

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.56 PMby corduroycoat

    Wow, this is such an unexpected and fabulous piece! I love the details on the collar and pocket flaps! Such a fun project.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.22 PMby wzrdreams

    Great details! You did a wonderful job with the cutting.

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      Oct 16, 2010, 04.32 PMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much for noticing! :-)

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    Oct 16, 2010, 11.00 AMby geha

    Oh, so much job on the details. Looks perfect.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 09.19 AMby carottesauvage

    Great! I love the fabric and details on collar and pockets!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 08.51 AMby strickmeise

    Wonderful dress, which pattern did you take?

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      Oct 16, 2010, 02.33 PMby ajtak7171

      Oooh, I’m glad you asked, I had forgotten to add the link. It’s the Tie-front dress from 5/2010, now added above…

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    Oct 16, 2010, 08.45 AMby irmchen

    I am just speachless! AMAZING!

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