Coloured glass

Added Apr 25, 2011

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...

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I made this lil’ number back in January when the weather was warmer. It is based on Vogue pattern #1207 and made in a gorgeous silk twill from Tessuti.

I love the pleats in the sleeves, and the low V back. The clash of the fabric makes me think of stained glass windows in beautiful old churches.

If you are thinking of making this pattern, do yourself a favour and make a muslin first. The sizing was all over the place for me, but luckily the dress lived happily ever after.

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Women
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Dress
Material
Silk

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.18 PMby efh1687

    i made this dress too and had similar issues with the sizing and arm restriction, but it makes a pretty dress to look at :) yours is really lovely

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    Sep 4, 2011, 09.15 PMby suzeb

    Can you raise your arms in this? I just sewed this dress, and I am trying to figure out if I did something wrong. I can’t lift my arms because of the way the sleeves are shaped!

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      Sep 6, 2011, 02.22 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Hi Suzeb, yeah it’s definitely a flawed pattern. I also have the restriction with the arms; it doesn’t allow you to lift your arms past your shoulders. This dress looks pretty, but it’s not very functional. Watch out for the sizing as well. Good luck!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.18 PMby suzeb

    I just bought this pattern and your version makes me very excited to start sewing it!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 12.06 PMby hellagabrielle

    I saw this over on Sew Tessuti, and I had to login to Burdastyle to favorite! Gorgeous!

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    May 4, 2011, 06.56 PMby csmcgn

    Love love this dress. I must know who makes this fabric so I can get a hold of some. I looked on the Tessuti site and didn’t see any. I just emailed them asking if they still carried it and have yet to get a response back. keeps fingers crossed

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      May 4, 2011, 08.50 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks and Good luck!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 04.16 AMby rifka

    BEAUTIFUL! I would never have thought to use that print, but it really does look wonderful. You look divine!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 10.36 PMby sewtessuti

    Wow! this is stunning!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.08 PMby daughterfish

    This is fantastic! Love the shoulder line and the back and the fabric! Great job:)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.15 AMby loyl8

    awesome!!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.54 AMby nikkishell

    I spotted the fabric first! Great dress :)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.04 AMby emilywirt

    I love this fabric! Beautiful!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 12.53 AMby hokidoki

    wow, this is gorgeous

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    Apr 25, 2011, 11.45 PMby Olivia Anne

    love the shape and the fabric and everything!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 10.53 PMby sassisewer

    absolutely stunning!!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 05.31 PMby aleah

    One of the most amazing fabrics I’ve ever seen. Looks great! Gahh.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 01.09 PMby janene

    Gorgeous fabric and suits the dress perfectly. I think you did a fab job and I quite like what you did with the darts on the back! I love the sleeves… they look a bit tricky….and I think you were right to make it shorter :-)

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      Apr 25, 2011, 10.49 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks janene, you have an excellent eye for detail!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 11.20 AMby japconst

    Looks like a difficult piece but you pulled it off nicely. Great pictures too!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 10.58 AMby redviv

    excellent fabric, it looks lovely.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 10.56 AMby fabricaddict

    pretty dress! looks great

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