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Go go green!

Added Jul 4, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






It’s been so warm here for the past few weeks, so I picked up a very light and cheap fabric! It was a simple stripy one. I then tried to make big V’s with the stripes as I was inspired by a few other burdastyle members that did the same.

The top of the dress comes from Burdastyle, july, N.111A. I used a plain fabric for the center, I thought it was a nice contrast. Also, the back is longer on purpose, to go with the stripes.

This project was harder that expected…

- Cutting the patterns so the stripes would meet exactly at the front, back, and sides : HARD!
—> I snapped a few times at my boyfriend when I was frustrated… Sorry…

- Sewing_ not _in the grosgrain way: HARD!
- → A few treads were pulled… Sorry…

- Using a non stretchy fabric where_ burda said_ it had to be stretchy: HARD!
—> mental note: Don’t do it again

We went for a walk in the woods to take the pictures, and everyone was looking at us, as I was very very tall with my wooden sandals (mmmmm Love). The secret is that there was a few dogs jumping in the water behind me, and I was a bit afraid to get completely splashed :p.

Material Notes

Polyester: White and green; Tricot :green




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    May 27, 2011, 04.56 AMby 1270lauren

    I don’t understand the sizing on this pattern…. what is 17, etc.? are they saying women’s US size 17? Thanks!

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      Jun 4, 2011, 06.46 AMby laurwyn

      It is a “petite” sizing. So 17 is like a 34 (in Europe) but in “petite” proportions…

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    Nov 17, 2010, 12.03 AMby supercalla

    Love the Vs, also, I like the picture with the leaf infront of your mouth. :D

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    Aug 12, 2010, 09.06 PMby asherdasher

    I love this dress!! And I love the green!

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    Aug 6, 2010, 01.55 PMby soaringviola

    Hey laurwyn! Here is a general comment to all your projects – they are great! Because I always look at all the patterns here at burdastyle, like many of them but always ask myself if they still look that good at someone who doesn´t look like a match… But you just do them and – well, they always turn out great! That always bolster me to give my most-liked patterns a try too – thank you for that!

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      Aug 7, 2010, 02.07 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you so much! My view on sewing is “let’s try and make it fun”, so I try… You should be in my head right before I sleep, I sometimes have crazy ideas…

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    Jul 6, 2010, 09.51 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I’m looking forward to getting this issue so I can make this dress too (there’s a top version as well I think), yours is great and well worth it for all those sewing lessons, great job xx

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      Jul 6, 2010, 10.50 AMby laurwyn

      Thank you! I used the top pattern and added another bottom, because the dress of burda would have shown some of my bubbly bits that I am not that proud of ;)

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    Jul 5, 2010, 03.54 AMby rifka

    I remember seeing this pattern. I really like the design of the front and the contrasting color was a great idea. Looks nice!
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      Jul 6, 2010, 10.51 AMby laurwyn

      Thank you! I also have some of the green jersey left and I was planning making a cardigan out of it…

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    Jul 4, 2010, 10.24 PMby lilioleana

    Well done matching the stripes, and I like the longer part at the back. I think it would look good on the front, too.

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      Jul 6, 2010, 10.52 AMby laurwyn

      Yes, I wanted to do it on the front too, but I the fabric cut was too small :s

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    Jul 4, 2010, 08.47 PMby violetsky

    I agree it’s super hard matching stripes, and you did it much better then I did. I love the last pic of your fantastic sandles.

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      Jul 6, 2010, 10.52 AMby laurwyn

      LOVE my shoes… If only they were a tad more comfy to walk with…

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    Jul 4, 2010, 08.34 PMby khaoscat

    So cute. I love all your dresses they are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    Jul 4, 2010, 06.14 PMby janul

    Really nice! This pattern looks difficult to me… I like the dimple in your chin :)

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      Jul 4, 2010, 08.18 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! Actually, the pattern wasn’t that hard. You just have to gather…

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    Jul 4, 2010, 06.10 PMby britlitgal

    Love the cut of it!

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    Jul 4, 2010, 05.53 PMby nuiwida23

    Nice job with the stripes, they can be really tricky! Great photos :)

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