Added Dec 30, 2012
Newcastle Upon T...
This is my Christmas Birthday dress.
Made with lilac and silver brocade which was given to me by my sister for my birthday back in July. I made it in time to wear to the family party on boxing day. When I saw the seamed dress in Burda 08/2012 I knew that it was the pattern to make. I omitted the centre front seam as I didn’t want to disrupt the pattern too much. I used the reverse of the fabric for contrast on the shoulders. I also shortened the skirt by about 2 inches. However the tall size works really well as I have a long torso – Mental Note, lengthen all Burda standard sizes!
I fully lined the bodice and interlined and lined the skirt. I graded from a 72 top and waist to a 76 hip.
I have just enough fabric left to make a short bolero style jacket.
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