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Oui, c'est bow chou chou dress

Added Apr 3, 2010

by sibeli

Copenhagen, Denmark






This is another pattern found in the 8/2009 Burda magazine ( nr.128). I really like this dress, even though I messed it up a bit in the front. When it was basically finished, I realised I didn’t like the way the neckline looked, so I quite crudely inserted a dart there…well c’est la vie :-) The fabric I ordered from Tessuti fabrics in Australia (decadent I know…), it’s Japanese cotton and it’s lovely and soft and it has bows on it :-)

Material Notes

Cotton, lining, invisible zipper, interfacing




Garment Type

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    May 21, 2012, 03.03 AMby buddingnaturalist

    It’s beautiful and it fits you so well (can’t make out the added dart among all those bows).

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    Jul 2, 2010, 12.08 AMby petitejosette

    I love your version of that dress. I totally overlooked it in the magazine, as it felt a bit too classic for my style but you managed to turn it into something fun and comfortable looking, exactly the type of dress I would like to have in my wardrobe to you can just throw on and look nice without any effort…It’s going on my list !

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    Apr 9, 2010, 11.23 AMby sewtessuti

    I love this dress on you. I hope you don’t mind that I featured this dress on my Sew Tessuti blog?

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      Apr 10, 2010, 12.25 PMby sibeli

      I don’t mind at all and I will definitely order again from Tessuti :-)

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    Apr 6, 2010, 08.06 AMby nettevivante

    I LOVE this dress and the fabric is just adorable! I took a view on that Tessuti Fabrics page and found out, that your fabric width was 112cm only. May I ask how much you needed for your dress?

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      Apr 6, 2010, 09.58 AMby sibeli

      I bought 7 × 0.25m (that’s how they calculate it on the page) and that was just enough to get it to fit :-)

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      Apr 6, 2010, 04.01 PMby nettevivante

      Thanks a lot! :)

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    Apr 6, 2010, 01.48 AMby prairieponygirl

    I love this dress! Perfect! love it love it love it!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 10.01 AMby gabcorb

    lovely dress – I remember sticking a mental “must make this” note against this pattern and your dress just confirms that

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    Apr 5, 2010, 08.49 AMby sibeli

    Thanks so much for all these kind posts :-)

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    Apr 5, 2010, 01.52 AMby sherrys

    Gorgeous versatile dress – love this fabric! I think I need one!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 01.13 AMby lilybart

    So gorgeous!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 03.22 PMby keren

    beautiful dress, beautiful fabric, complements your figure very well. Going to fetch the 8/2009 mag and take a closer look at this one :-)

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    Apr 4, 2010, 02.36 PMby grainline

    love love love! c’est très chic!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 04.42 AMby Natalia *

    love, love, love this dress! great job (even if you did crudely insert a dart in the front)

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    Apr 4, 2010, 01.51 AMby emily-marie

    so cute! the fabric absolutely makes it. maybe just a box pleat at the front instead of a dart would have made your ‘mistake’ look more intentional? just a thought. pleats or gathers seem to fix almost everything in my book! either way, it looks awesome on you!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 12.07 AMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I love it!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 11.37 PMby paunnet


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    Apr 3, 2010, 11.00 PMby bows

    I love this!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 09.02 PMby in-stockholm

    very chic!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 07.36 PMby carmenrainbow

    really pretty!!

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