Metallic Dress #112

Added Dec 26, 2012

by bwlowry1

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I found this fabric a couple of months ago and knew it would make a perfect holiday dress! When Burdastyle came out with their holiday dress patterns I saw the metallic dress pattern and had to try it out. It was definitley a challenge for me as I am new to sewing and haven’t had any experience with draping. But I love love love how it turned out! When I first made the dress I had planned to make it cap sleeve like the pattern picture showed.. but after trying it on I thought the 3/4 length sleeve was more fitting for a winter dress. I also made it a little more modern by shortening it just a bit. All in all it was an incredible opportunity for me to expand my sewing skills and I have already gotten several compliments on my new holiday dress!! Hoping to find a few more reasons to wear it out:)

Below are a couple of pictures of the dress during the sewing process and then as the final product!!
- Brooke

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Dec 4, 2013, 04.46 PMby dumbblouse

    Love it!!!

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    Jan 2, 2013, 04.58 PMby amanda137

    I originally passed up this pattern because the model looks awful, but your dress looks amazing! The model has the shape of an 11 year old boy. You look WAY better. Putting this on my list; just have to find the right fabric.

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      Jan 4, 2013, 09.54 PMby bwlowry1

      Thank you! Very sweet of you to say. Good luck with the sewing.. let me know how its coming when you find the perfect fabric!

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      Nov 13, 2013, 01.50 PMby barbaraagatha

      I completely agree!
      I thought the dress was a drab. Nice idea, but not for me.
      Then I saw her version and thought it actually could be my style (tight on top and showing off the waist + large skirt).

      Great work!

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    Jan 1, 2013, 12.21 AMby MrsJudah

    WOW its so pretty Im going to try because it looks so stunning on you! You did a great job!

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      Jan 4, 2013, 09.53 PMby bwlowry1

      Thank you so much! I’m glad that you like it. Let me know how yours goes.. ill be excited to see it!

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    Dec 30, 2012, 10.36 PMby pinesoapforest

    thank you! I think I just marked your response as inappropriate trying to comment back. sorry lol. thank you so much for the help

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      Dec 31, 2012, 01.02 AMby BurdaStyle Support

      @pinesoapforest, I corrected the “inappropriate” mark. When you download the BurdaStyle size chart just scoll down for the Tall chart. Then you can go off your measurements :)

      @bwlowry1, stunning dress!

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    Dec 30, 2012, 09.28 PMby pinesoapforest

    Hi there. wonderful job. I’m cutting the pattern out now. my question is about the sizing. I don’t understand the numbers. I’m a size 8 according to the burda chart… any idea what that corresponds to? thanks!

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      Dec 30, 2012, 09.45 PMby bwlowry1

      That is an 80.. So it should be the third line in from the smallest size.. Does that make sense? Can’t remember what that Line looks like. The pattern is in Tall sizes so it may be a little longer than other patterns you have used.. And also Remember seam allowances aren’t included.. That always throws me off:)

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    Dec 29, 2012, 11.12 PMby tufolina

    Well done!

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      Dec 30, 2012, 09.45 PMby bwlowry1

      Thank you!!

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    Dec 28, 2012, 11.37 PMby cbowen90

    wow its a beautiful dress and the material is amazing, congratulations its wonderful!

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.47 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you thank you!

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    Dec 28, 2012, 09.53 PMby hlm0401

    Beautiful and Sophisticated, Great Job!

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.48 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank so much.. it was super fun to make!

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    Dec 28, 2012, 05.13 PMby smallone

    you may be fairly new to sewing but you certainly have it down!

    Lovely dress!!

    Out of interest what size did you make and if you dont mind me asking what RTW size do you normally wear? I was (until I saw yours) terrified that this would make up like a big sack….so very pleased to see it doesnt and might well give it a try now :)

    Thanks!!

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.50 AMby bwlowry1

      So I used the size 6 from the pattern. I usually wear a 4-6 (I dont usually like things super tight on me) but since the seam allowance is not included in the pattern I went with the 6 and used a 1/2 seam allowance. Def give this pattern a try…and let me know how it goes!!

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      Dec 31, 2012, 04.32 AMby smallone

      thanks just bought some nice ponte – so think I will try this.

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    Dec 27, 2012, 03.10 PMby Inga 888

    you look fab in this dress! good to see pattern works so well

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.50 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you!!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 11.33 AMby Michaela Buttigieg

    gorgeous. when i saw the pattern, my friends and i all thought it looked rather too grown up. you made it look so young!! i love it. i might even consider making it in the future!!

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.52 AMby bwlowry1

      Def try it! I would love to see it in different types of fabrics.. its perfect if you need a dress for something a little fancier (I’ll probably be wearing it to a few weddings this winter!) let me know how it goes!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 09.45 AMby lienepien

    Wow beautiful dress! I also like the color!

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.52 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you so much!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 09.30 AMby chula123

    Ohh I love this, congratulations, you’ve done a wonderful job. liked it when I first saw it in the magazine, although I found the length and cap sleeves made it look a bit dowdy. Not so yours, I am actually tempted to look for some nice material now and give this a try myself ! Enjoy wearing it !!

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.53 AMby bwlowry1

      Try it! Its a lot of fun to make…let me know how it goes when you make it:) Good luck!!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 09.11 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!!,gorgeous.dress. This is such.a lovely dress on you. Love it xx

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.53 AMby bwlowry1

      You are so sweet!! thank you so much!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 07.18 AMby schnui

    I love your dress and you have sewn it and fitted it so well. Congratulations, you should be very proud of yourself. This pattern is gorgeous and I thought I may give it a go. Now that I have seen yours and your alterations, you have inspired me. Enjoy wearing your dress and listening to lots of compliments.

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      Dec 29, 2012, 03.54 AMby bwlowry1

      Good luck with this pattern.. Let me know how it goes! Im excited to see other variations of it! Thanks for your kind words!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 03.34 AMby Gilbysan

    WOW beautiful! I love your variation!

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      Dec 27, 2012, 05.33 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you thank you!! It was super fun to make!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 12.43 AMby khatsu

    Yours looks better than the model’s! Definitely worthy of a “best of” or highlight. Congrats on persevering.

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      Dec 27, 2012, 05.33 AMby bwlowry1

      You are so sweet! Thank you so much.. would LOVE for it to be highlighted:)!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 12.39 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    i like the 3-4 sleeves better too, i think you did an amazing job and that dress looks so good on you!!!

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      Dec 27, 2012, 05.33 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you so much! Glad you like the sleeves!!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 12.00 AMby kisses

    Nicely done…it looks good, This is so on my to do list..cant wait to find the perfect fabric

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      Dec 27, 2012, 05.30 AMby bwlowry1

      I’m excited for you to try the pattern! Good luck in the fabric search:) thanks for your sweet words!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 11.35 PMby Redsonia

    Great dress, it looks stunning on you!

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      Dec 27, 2012, 05.29 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you thank you! You are so sweet!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 11.34 PMby dokucug

    Very nice! You did an excellent job!

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      Dec 27, 2012, 05.29 AMby bwlowry1

      Thank you so much! I had so much fun making it.

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