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Malissa Competition Dress

Added Sep 23, 2008

by mjb14

Brisbane, Australia






I keep it pretty simple. I cut about 4 inches off he bottom. About 10 inches of the front sides. I removed the straps and rolled the tops over to insert long tie straps. I made a belt. It can be worn with or without the belt. I have never altered a pattern before. This was so much fun!

Material Notes

Stretchy satin for the dress and non stretchy gold satin for the straps and the belt.





Burdastyle and me

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    Nov 3, 2008, 02.36 AMby yolimba

    That’s so cute :-)

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    Oct 26, 2008, 09.15 PMby fabricaddict

    I Love this dress!!! beautiful fabric in stunning colours too, I really like the alterations you made to Malissa – perfect for summer!

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    Oct 24, 2008, 06.40 AMby ickenoch

    how gorgeous !!!!!!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 02.24 PMby singer-baglady

    Just love your work this dress is classy loved the kids stuff loved all of it

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    Oct 4, 2008, 04.54 PMby cheriered

    I love this version of the melissa dress – i so would have voted for it :) I love the straps and belt – it makes the dress! Beautiful fabric too!

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    Oct 3, 2008, 11.49 AMby suiandaya

    Super! I love the artistic pattern of the fabric. And the design is great for both day and night!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 06.52 PMby glamorousgirl

    BEAUTIFUL FABRIC! It’s like chic Italian! Totally gorgeous.

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    Sep 30, 2008, 02.38 AMby bola

    oh I love that fabric!! great!

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    Sep 27, 2008, 03.50 PMby sunnyb64

    Oh, that’s lovely. I like the casual, beachy feel of it, and the fabric is great! I’m sorry it got left out of the competition!

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    Sep 26, 2008, 07.42 AMby queenb

    Very nice. And that fabric is sooooooooo beautiful!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 03.35 PMby jellybean

    Well done MJB, on your first pattern alteration, this looks lovely.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 06.51 AMby mirela

    I like it! I’ll make your alteration for the beach one day :)

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    Sep 24, 2008, 01.56 AMby ghainskom

    Cute for summer! I could picture it with pants as well.

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    Sep 23, 2008, 08.26 PMby Lucha Suarez

    This is so cute!

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    Sep 23, 2008, 04.31 PMby nenasew

    Soo cute and so much better than the original dress. Nice work. pictures are lovely too.

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    Sep 23, 2008, 04.04 PMby justmica

    It’s so cute! It fits you good! I love the material too!

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