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30th Birthday Frock

Added Jan 21, 2013

by jreneedesign

Madison, Wiscons...






My 12/2011 #107, with V shaped modesty panel and hand-picked lapped zipper. I shortened it 5" (after lengthening the bodice 2.5" for my bust + FBA), applied a 1/2" swayback adjustment, and instead of the recommended stitch-and-trim-close hemming treatment, I used a baby hem.

This is my first time working with a BurdaStyle magazine pattern (or any sort of Burda pattern)! More information at my blog:

Material Notes

Light to medium weight silk charmeuse in hunter green.




Winter, Spring
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 13, 2013, 09.17 AMby Dóra Hietavirta

    Hei, I bought this pattern just now. What is the special presser foot that the guidance recommends? Im turning 30 soon too, but its for my bro’s wedding in august :-) planning to use a marine blue crepe satin.


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      Mar 18, 2013, 08.00 PMby jreneedesign

      That fabric sounds beautiful! I’m not sure which presser foot you’re referring to. What part of the dress is it used on?

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    Jan 25, 2013, 06.56 PMby claudinka

    This is a beautiful dress and you look beatíful in it.

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      Jan 28, 2013, 01.49 AMby jreneedesign

      That’s very sweet of you – thank you!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 05.28 AMby bethmaryharley

    This is beautiful! Happy Birthday! I also turned 30 a month ago, but I’ve not made a dress as pretty as this one yet! :)

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      Jan 28, 2013, 01.50 AMby jreneedesign

      Thank you, and happy belated 30th to you! :)

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    Jan 23, 2013, 02.24 AMby ink

    So, beautiful…. Love the complexity and you look beautiful. Perfect for your Birthday. I can not believe how detailed with such a difficult fabric! Happy Birthday !!!

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      Jan 23, 2013, 09.46 PMby jreneedesign

      Thanks for the birthday wishes and the kind compliments. :)

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    Jan 22, 2013, 05.12 PMby sala22

    Beautiful dress!

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      Jan 23, 2013, 09.45 PMby jreneedesign

      Thank you very much. :)

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    Jan 22, 2013, 01.39 AMby taure

    It’s gorgeous!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 09.48 PMby barmaglot

    Very nice dress!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 01.00 PMby blueartisan

    Absolutely stunning! Green! Silk! Oh my! Where do you live? I wanna come steal it!

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      Jan 22, 2013, 04.07 PMby jreneedesign

      Aww, shucks…thank you. I’m in the midwest US, so stealing may require some extensive travel on your part! ;)

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    Jan 21, 2013, 06.13 AMby Mary Athey

    Its a fab dress on you. I love.the bodice x

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