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Blue Burda Brocade

Added Sep 7, 2013

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...






The Pattern is Burda Style 7301, I used a medium weight brocade from my stash.

It was a fairly easy sew but I had to make a few changes. Aside from my standard alterations to accommodate my broad shoulders coupled with shrunken torso length, I found that the scalloped neckline tabs did not work for me which was sad as the feature was cute but they were eating my neck so I cropped them to a V shape that met at the center front seam.
The bodice is designed with under bust pleats, I found this not to work on my body so I made darts.

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Material Notes

medium weight brocade




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Sep 10, 2013, 08.47 PMby flowergirl22

    lovely,, is it not a littel heavy?? brocade is nice,, love the dress alot.

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      Sep 11, 2013, 03.49 AMby melodym

      Thank you.
      Surprisingly it is not a heavy weight dress, I would call it mid-weight. In between the weight of a chambray shirt and standard denim jeans.

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    Sep 9, 2013, 03.21 PMby Julie Jones

    just gorgeous!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 12.05 AMby melodym

      Thank you kindly, Julie!

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    Sep 8, 2013, 04.09 AMby kisses

    Beautiful fabric resulting in a lovely dress

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      Sep 8, 2013, 03.07 PMby melodym

      Thank you

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    Sep 7, 2013, 04.51 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love this with the wedges and the fits fab on you. Great fabric choice as well x

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      Sep 8, 2013, 03.07 PMby melodym

      I do love my shoes! Thanks Mary.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 04.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Really stylish and lovely dress!

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      Sep 8, 2013, 03.08 PMby melodym

      Thank you, Ellen

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