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Oustanding Example Dress 137, Burda Style Magazine 8/2009, P...

Added Feb 4, 2011

by cweeks

Decatur, Georgia...






This is the fist time that I ever actually traced a pattern out of Burda Style Magazine. It was not as daunting a task as I thought it would be. (More info about the whole project on my blog www.chrissyweeks.com).
I fall in the pit between “regular” or “misses” sizes and “plus” sizes. This dress pattern is plus sized. I cut the smallest size and had to take it in. The kimono sleeves are super cute and neckline is nice for Fall / Winter. Overall it is a nice dress. But if I make is again I will use a different fabric.

Material Notes

I used a pin whale corduroy, in brown and burgundy. To be honest I had planned to use all brown but ran out of fabric while I was cutting and decided to add a little flair to the dress with the contrasting burgundy. It is an interesting dress but because of the colors is hard to style. The picture of the dress in gray is the one from the magazine. A solid color would be easier to figure out shoes!




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    Aug 5, 2011, 02.38 AMby hoovershannon

    Thanks for looking, I feel silly for asking, I have looked everywhere for it. I love this dress!!!

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      Sep 2, 2011, 02.41 PMby cweeks

      Ok I can’t find it either. If I manage to run across it I will let you know. Sorry! I have not been on here much.

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    Jul 19, 2011, 12.28 AMby hoovershannon

    I love this dress, and I think yours is so cute, plus color block is really in right now! I have the first part of the directions, (down to Stitch Shoulder Seams and top…) do you think you could e-mail me the last part of the directions. I think I threw them away by accident. I cut and traced almost all the patterns in that months issue. Thanks.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 12.26 AMby cweeks

      Hi I just saw this comment. Sorry, I will have to dig around for the directions. If you don;t hear from me in the next few days email me and remind me c@chrissyweeks.com.
      Thanks! I hope your dress turns out cute.

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