Orangetastic Day Dress

Added May 17, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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This is my first Burda Style pattern (actually, from Burda magazine). I love how the gathered back of the blouse looks with the fitted skirt.

I ended up altering the neckline, however, removing the Peter Pan collar. I like the original collar, but I felt it might be too much with the graphic West African fabric I used.

Overall, I really like the dress, and would like to make another, perhaps with a more subdued pattern. I’ve got more details on my blog Daughter Fish

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Linen

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    Sep 14, 2011, 10.19 AMby monikapullerits

    I’m envoius :( The back part of your dress looks actually great and brings out waistline. Mine looked too poofy :(

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      Sep 14, 2011, 12.14 PMby daughterfish

      I just popped over and looked at yours. It’s lovely. The back of mine is pretty poofy, too, but that’s the part I love best:)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 10.43 PMby arb25

    I enjoy most the way the set of flowers on the hip is cut off by the grey of the bodice! So form fitting, lovely. Great work.

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      Jun 20, 2011, 11.04 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks so much! It’s fun learning to piece together prints in a flattering way. I guess that’s a big reason to learn to sew. This type of things is often overlooked in store-bought clothing.

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    May 30, 2011, 02.21 PMby carottesauvage

    Very elegant! I love the blousing effect, I wasn’t so convinced at first. It enhanced your graceful neck! Good choice to remove the Peter pan collar!

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      May 31, 2011, 11.08 AMby daughterfish

      Thanks so much! The fabric is really turning out to be a great choice. It’s getting so hot here in NYC, and it’s breathable! I’ve been experimenting with the back blousing on some other things and really like it!

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    May 19, 2011, 06.26 PMby tschasta

    great fabric with the perfect pattern for it

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    May 18, 2011, 11.43 PMby ladyshape

    I love this fabric! I wasn’t sure about the volume at the back when I saw it on Burda but it looks great here. It works really well without the collar. Where did you find this amazing fabric?

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      May 19, 2011, 12.29 AMby daughterfish

      Thank you! I bought the fabric at one of the discount fabric shops in Manhattan. You’re in England, right? If you’re ever in NYC I can direct you to the shop (I don’t think they have a website). But the shop owner told me it is from Benin.

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      May 19, 2011, 11.51 AMby ladyshape

      I’m in Scotland but would love to visit New York again soon. I will let you know if I am planning a trip and will pick your brains for any handy hints!

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      May 19, 2011, 01.17 PMby daughterfish

      Yes, do!

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    May 18, 2011, 02.34 PMby lizajane09

    Wow, wow, wow. I am absolutely in love with your dress! Everything about it is just perfect.

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      May 18, 2011, 02.48 PMby daughterfish

      Thank you so much! It’s really fun to wear:)

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    May 18, 2011, 11.59 AMby Dee Durrant

    WOW – I love this dress! The print is amazing. I did like this dress in the magazine but I think your version without the peter pan collar is even better!

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      May 18, 2011, 12.21 PMby daughterfish

      Thank you! I saw the poofy back of this dress and had to make it! I’m not good with a lot of stuff around the neck, so the peter pan collar had to go (even though I think it’s a cute addition). Thanks again!

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    May 18, 2011, 02.16 AMby secondbedroom

    Wow, what an amazing print!

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      May 18, 2011, 02.40 AMby daughterfish

      Thanks! Yes, I love the print! I want entire wall of it!

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    May 17, 2011, 09.00 PMby MientjiB

    I wish there were more stars for rating – I’d give this at least 20!!!

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      May 17, 2011, 10.50 PMby daughterfish

      That’s super sweet! Thank you!

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    May 17, 2011, 06.19 PMby oonaballoona

    don’t wear this when we meet… i may steal it from you…

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      May 17, 2011, 10.50 PMby daughterfish

      Ha! But how will you know who I am otherwise!?:)

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