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little black intuition

Added Jun 12, 2011

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...






My black dress is finished and I´m so glad. It was not very easy to make it and took me quite a lot of time. It´s a combination of two older Burda Mag patterns. For the bodice, I left the zipper out and added straps, because I wanted to have a bow in the back. I made pockets too! They are my first pockets and I didn´t really know how to make them and whether I did it right (probably not :). It was a strange process making this dress: I said to myself many, many times, that I hate sewing and that I´m not ever sewing again. There were just so many steps for this to be finished, and I didn´t even know how will it look like in the end. Anyway, the fabric is really lovely, and was a dream to work with, so I forgive the dress everything :) Now I just need somewhere to wear it…

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Material Notes

black cotton + linen blend, interfacing




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jul 9, 2012, 06.56 AMby bethmaryharley

    I love this dress! The waistband is so unusual – I really really like it! :)
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    Oct 8, 2011, 06.49 PMby adriprints

    I love your Burday mash-up! Your hard-won efforts look great!

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    Jun 18, 2011, 10.40 AMby stephiaffi

    Yes, I believe we do have the same taste :) I love this dress!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 06.02 PMby laceumbrella

    You can’t beat a chic black dress and I love your version.

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      Jun 14, 2011, 06.22 PMby janul

      thanks a lot!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 04.32 AMby rifka

    Lovely dress! The two patterns work very well together and the fit is perfect.

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      Jun 13, 2011, 06.08 AMby janul

      thank you! there is actually a gap in the front neckline area… I try not to think about it too much :D.

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    Jun 12, 2011, 06.26 PMby carottesauvage

    simple (at first sight) and classy, what does the crowd ask for?

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      Jun 12, 2011, 06.33 PMby janul

      I don´t get what you mean by the crowd but… thanks :).

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      Jun 12, 2011, 06.34 PMby carottesauvage

      English idiom unless being a bad translation of a French one….

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      Jun 12, 2011, 07.11 PMby janul

      thanks, well, I know the idiom, but it doesen´t make sense to me… but that´s ok, I´m probably not very smart when it comes to idioms :).

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      Jun 12, 2011, 07.25 PMby carottesauvage

      ‘Mais que demande le peuple’ (Julius Cesar) ‘What more can one ask for’ would be the best translation

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.51 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    You have done a pretty good job from the looks of it. Don’t give up, sewing is a very rewarding skill to have!

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      Jun 12, 2011, 05.57 PMby janul

      Thank you. I have to say I like the result and I´m not giving up :).

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.35 PMby kelerabeus

    Oh, don’t be a hater! You made a beautiful dress, isn’t that rewarding and encouraging! I really like the bodice, with those little raglan sleeves. Do you remember from which burda mag. is it?

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      Jun 12, 2011, 04.09 PMby janul

      Thank you! The pattern for the top is from Burda 2009/3, model 107 :). I should remember that many people make several muslins and it takes them much longer to make something than it does to me :).

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