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Oo la la

Added May 24, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia

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Description

Made using pattern 128, from Burdastyle magazine 08/2009 out of silk, with the following modifications:
Added inseam side pockets
Cut the back pieces to have a waist seam corresponding to the front waist seam because it bugs me when patterns have one and not the other; this also enabled me to make a slight sway back alteration.
The dress is fully lined, including the sleeves. For this, apart from the neckline and sleeves which is to the pattern, I used an old favourite Burda 8511, which is a very plain shift dress pattern.
Applied HongKong seaming to all the straight raw edges, and a wide bias binding to the lower hemline.

I also have a review of this flattering and lovely dress pattern here

Material Notes

Silk, acetate lining, invisible zip

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Silk

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    May 28, 2011, 04.21 PMby messel

    Wowza! That’s some beautiful work you did!!

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    May 27, 2011, 10.19 AMby urbandon

    Beautiful, well fitting and perfectly made.

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    May 25, 2011, 09.04 AMby Dee Durrant

    Oh…I am in awe of you! This is so beautifully made. I’m definitely going to try to up my game to make something this beautiful. The Hong Kong seaming is just perfect…I’d want to wear the dress inside out to show it off!

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      May 27, 2011, 08.37 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you!

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    May 24, 2011, 02.57 PMby janul

    this is so well made, very professional! I wish I could do this too… great dress, you should be proud :)

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      May 27, 2011, 08.36 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you! Of course you can do this too, Hong Kong seaming isn’t actually nearly as difficult as it appears ;)

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    May 24, 2011, 01.49 PMby gingerfish

    Wow, that is so well made! Definitely something to aspire to.

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      May 27, 2011, 08.36 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you so much!

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    May 24, 2011, 01.16 PMby sarahuk4

    beautiful classy looking dress

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    May 24, 2011, 11.09 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    so beautifully made! something to aspire too! looks beautiful on as well

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      May 27, 2011, 08.35 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you very much!

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    May 24, 2011, 11.03 AMby libbysharf

    wow! great job! I tried to make this dress back then, but just didn’t like the result.. the fabric was two soft, and the sleeves looked weird. Yours looks gorgeous though.

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      May 27, 2011, 08.35 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you! Yes, my fabric was quite stiffish with some body. I would love to see your next version, the pattern is well worth a second try!

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    May 24, 2011, 06.58 AMby tasallison

    gorgeous Carolyn! i love the length on you as well…very flattering

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      May 24, 2011, 08.07 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you!

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    May 24, 2011, 05.57 AMby carolyn-s

    Thank you Ralf! I’ve noticed the inside details of your own work are always beautifully finished, we share that passion, I think!

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    May 24, 2011, 05.47 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    adorable inside and outside! i love love love your details and work! so fantastic!

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