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"(white) BLACK magic" - of "twinkle sews" by chia wenlan

Added Feb 1, 2010

by lovelypolly

Vienna, Austria






its basically the pattern from “white magic” of chia wenlans book “twinkle sews”. I won’t stopp sewing until I have made everything from it :-) hihi

the garment has many lovely details, like small pleats around the nexkline and pintucks in the center front. additionally there is a smocked back and nice “wings” in the back. the dress is held in place by a ribbon in the neck. the two front side parts are a bit ruffled, that gives the seam a nice texture.

i left away these funny big pockets, wenlan chia initially envisioned. so the result is a clear and futuristic dress, that I love so much :-)

Material Notes

thin wool, satin ribbon, satin bias tape




Garment Type
Bohemian, Business, Classic, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Rock, Romantic

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    Mar 21, 2012, 06.16 PMby Nalaharley

    I am so buying the book,I love adding my own twist on things! very very nice job!!!! :)

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    Jun 28, 2011, 11.58 PMby nehozack

    ooooohhh! I now want to make this in a dark color – maybe teal. THANK YOU!!!

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    Feb 3, 2010, 07.42 PMby littleg

    lovely polly … ;)

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.36 AMby Erin E

    Loving all the pleats :) Very cute!

    I featured your dress on my blog!


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    Feb 2, 2010, 10.00 AMby costumegirl

    love this dress, looks great

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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.53 AMby ajtak7171

    Polly, it’s lovely! :-) This book will get many sales because of you – congratulations!!!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 11.59 PMby kelerabeus

    This is one beautifull dress! I love all the details, great job.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 07.23 PMby irmchen

    You want to make everything of wenlans book??? ;) That is great: It is always pretty to look at your wenlan- creations. Thank you for sharing! :-)

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    Feb 1, 2010, 06.58 PMby galatina

    This is super-cute. Think I may have to get that book.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 03.13 PMby mixtlii

    This dress is lovely. I specially like the white collar that stops on the front part…

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    Feb 1, 2010, 02.14 PMby sewella

    A very cute piece! I love the pin-tucked front!

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