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Jackie Dress

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  Finally I managed to finish my first project from sewing vintage modern book. A very feminine and sophisticated sleeveless dress with funnel collar. Made from red lace fabric and red silk crepe-de-chine. Materials: ~A little note: suggested fabric for this dress is silk brocade and lightweight wool~ but I replaced it with 2 yards of red lace fabric and 2 yards of red silk crepe-de-chine that I had inside my stash. 24" invisible zipper, snap fastener for belt and same colour thread. Patterns: This dress based on the bodice from Louisa Drop-Waist dress  size 34. I adjust the pattern on the waist and hip by added 1" along the side seam. I extend the front and back bodice 13.5" from the waist marked of the pattern along the side seam and at center front and back. For the rest of the pattern, I followed the pattern making instructions from the book. How I worked on this dress: After I had done the pattern, I cut the fabric and sew it according to the book inst

BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Book Review

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I am very excited to share with all of you about this amazing book. If you are a member of BurdaStyle or follow them on Facebook, you must have heard about this book . I received it more or less two weeks ago. I bought it on amazon, here is the link . This book has five base patterns plus fourteen step-by-step project variations - all of which include in depth patternmaking and sewing instructions. Here are the five base patterns:  1. Louisa Drop-Waist Dress (1920's style) 2. Frank Button -Down Shirt (1940's style) 3. Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress (1950's style) 4. Jamie Shift Dress (1960's style) 5. Jeans Stirrup Pants  (1960's style) The book is really beautiful, each chapter begins with sketches of the garment and must-have accessories of the decade, descriptions of signature silhouettes, designers you should know and style icons.   And here are the dress and top variations that I am going to work on my next sewing

Long Sleeve Dress

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 This is the sewing project that I promised on  my last post , a long sleeve dress made from stretch fabric that I bought during my holidays in Portugal. I've done this dress on december last year but I didn't have time to post it or even to wear it. Here are the details of this dress, Style: Empire dress. Materials: I used 2 yards of stretch fabric in blue colour. I don't have a stay tape, so I replaced it with lightweight fusible interfacing for the neckline. Same colour of thread. Pattern: I used two different patterns from burdastyle for this dress. For the dress body I used  pattern A   and for the sleeve I used pattern B  . Here are the pictures of the dress pattern,                                                        pattern A, empire dress from burdastyle.com pattern B, A-line dress from burdastyle.com How I worked: I transfered the dress body pattern (empire dress) and sleeve pattern (A-line dress) size 34 on a sheet of paper. I had