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Fleur des Leis, Burda #110 B, May 2012

Added Apr 29, 2012

by heatherrique

Southern, Califo...






I was inspired by current RTW dresses with cap-styled sleeves and slightly draped necklines. To achieve a similar look, I used Burda #110 cowl front top that I converted to a dress, with the skirt “borrowed” from dress #133 (this dress has the draped back) of the same issue. I shortened the top to create a “bodice” to be attached to the skirt portion. I liked the pleated front of the skirt and the natural drape of the neckline due to the extended neckline coupled with the top cut on the bias.

If you are new to Burda Style magazine patterns, I highly recommend this pattern. There are only 2 pattern pieces to trace and sew together!

If you are interested, more detail in “my blog”: http://sewspiciousmindful.blogspot.com/2012/04/fleurs-des-leis-et-du-soleil.html

Material Notes

Lightweight cotton lawn from emmaonesock.com




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    Apr 29, 2012, 06.15 PMby safiab123

    Looking good again;) I like to change everything I put my hands on… Getting more inspirations from you, thank you- What does the RTW stands for? Your little girl is beautiful S.

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      May 6, 2012, 01.29 AMby heatherrique

      Thank you, Safiab! RTW is an acronym for “ready-to-wear” or what I also refer to as those that you can purchase at a store.

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    Apr 29, 2012, 05.14 PMby step-van-b

    I like your fabric choice and the idea to make it a dress. I’ll have to make a dress from this pattern too. Maybe it’ll work just to lengthen it? What do you think?

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      Apr 29, 2012, 05.44 PMby heatherrique

      Thanks for the feedback, step-van-b! Lengthening it to a dress length of your choice would work, especially if the fabric is a knit instead of a woven, that I used. If it is like a sack or baggy, you could cinch the waist with a belt. I used the skirt piece to add some waist definition and could easily do away with a belt.

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