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Printed Dress

Added Oct 4, 2007

by shielaimbao

Taguig, Philippines




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This pattern is truly a gift! I’ve been trying to form in my head how to make a balloon skirt like all the lady-like women are wearing. And one day I struck gold with a free pattern from a website. I printed all 35 pages, taped them together, and started making this one in size SMALL. However, I have to take pure credit for the mini-box-pleats detailing at the sleeves. It took me 6 hours to make all of those by hand! Plus, I love how big sleeves mean smaller looking arms, hahaha! The pattern, however, gave me a few problems, since the chest portion did not fit me at all. I guess their small size is not small enough. But after a few minor alterations, and addition of another dart from chest to shoulder, it finally fit perfectly! I love how this print always gives people a reason to smile. Who doesn’t love monkeys — monkey chefs for that matter?!?




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    Oct 11, 2007, 12.05 AMby shielaimbao

    I got the pattern from www.sewingpatterns.com the name of the pattern is simplicity#4116. I just improved the sleeves, and yes it’s just rectangular strips attached to regular sleeves.

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    Oct 5, 2007, 02.04 PMby wyn

    I really like the slimness of the dress combined with the fullness of the pleats. The color is wonderful!

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    Oct 4, 2007, 09.58 PMby jellybean

    I agree with Emilykate – the sleeves are fantastic! Worth all that effort. Is it a Burdastyle pattern? And were the pleated sections just rectangular strips attached to regular sleeves or did they have special shaping?

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    Oct 4, 2007, 09.38 AMby benedikta

    What a neat way of showing the details!

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    Oct 4, 2007, 08.31 AMby nora

    I agree… cool dress. And I love the way you presented it! Nice photoshopping…

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    Oct 4, 2007, 06.03 AMby emilykate

    That is really cool fabric!! And I love what you’ve done with the sleeves! Now which BurdaStyle pattern did you use? Cos you gotta go back and edit to link your creation to the pattern so that when people look at the pattern they see your creation and they see how good it can look!

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