Ready-for-the-office Dress

Added Oct 23, 2012

by Delphine C.

Port Au Prince, ...

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Description

As soon as I saw this pattern I decided to make, especially since it was available in size 34 and I didn’t have to grade it down. It’s easy to make, super comfortable to wear (thanks to the panel on the bias) and was definitely a show stopper at the office !

More details and my alterations on my blog !

Material Notes

Wool blend remnants from Paron NYC (I think). I actually had 1 1/2 yards left from a pair of pants I made last year and did not even remember.
Invisible zipper and poly seam binding.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic, Preppy
Material
Wool

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    Aug 17, 2013, 07.14 AMby WillowWickedRad

    I have 2 yards of a dark red cashmere blend that I bought because the price was so good (The things you can find in 3rd world countries!) but I had no idea what I wanted to make… Now I do! So excited! This dress is beautiful. And you look fantastic!

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      Aug 18, 2013, 11.12 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you so much! I’m sure it’s going to look amazing in red!

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    Dec 21, 2012, 12.58 AMby meaganrutkowski

    Absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to make this one. I thought it looked like something I would like from the picture in the magazine – but your picture affirms this! Beautiful work!

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    Nov 2, 2012, 07.12 PMby aniawroblewskijones

    Love the dress and fabric!

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    Nov 1, 2012, 07.17 AMby Isabel Alexander

    You look fab. Lovely figure as well. =]

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    Oct 28, 2012, 03.52 PMby mojo elgin

    Gorgeous!

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    Oct 26, 2012, 12.19 AMby sophie11

    Great job! Do you think if you made it in a stretchy fabric you could avoid putting the zipper in? I"m all for lazy alternatives! Your fabric doesnt look like it has much stretch?

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      Oct 27, 2012, 07.03 PMby Delphine C.

      The neckline is pretty wide to I guess you could avoid the zipper with a knit. I actually believe that somebody else on Burdastyle did that for this pattern…

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    Oct 25, 2012, 09.41 AMby JillStraw

    I love the fabric and the dress looks wonderfu on you! I’ve got this ready to go, as soon as i get a few more necessary notions. I’m using a dark grey/black lightweight wool tweed (I wanted it in a lighter color but wasn’t able to find a fabric I liked with the necessary body etc,). I hope mine turns out nearly as well as yours! Any tips or suggestions I should know before delving in? Congratulations on a stunner!!

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      Oct 25, 2012, 03.20 PMby Delphine C.

      Thanks! My advice would be adjust the center back before putting the zipper in ! Good luck !

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    Oct 24, 2012, 06.05 PMby oinochoe

    You did a Perfect Job! The snowwhite fabric suits very well to this elegant dress! I have to Finish my coat first , before beginning this dress. Fabric is Chosen already!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 03.18 PMby jkaori

    Fantastic dress (love your bag, too)!

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      Oct 25, 2012, 03.20 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you ! (bag is Kate Spade)

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    Oct 24, 2012, 12.24 PMby toupinette

    just great!!!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 08.58 AMby joost52

    This is gorgeous, and the fabric is a perfect choice!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 02.55 AMby godesscpsmom

    Love it. I ordered fabric the other day. Now, I am really inspired. Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

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    Oct 23, 2012, 10.03 PMby ph123

    So lovely! (And you remind me that I have already cut the fabric for this dress and it’s waiting among my UFOs :))

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    Oct 23, 2012, 07.29 PMby BeYou TiFul

    What a gorgeous dress, you look lovely!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 06.36 PMby Abigail Jones

    Nice job!!!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 04.38 PMby Inga 888

    Great dress! Stylish city girl look :)

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    Oct 23, 2012, 02.58 PMby carolientje

    lovely dress!!!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 02.50 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    stunning dress and wonderfully made ! BRAVO!!!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 02.45 PMby sewneenee

    Beautiful dress, great styling too! When I saw this pattern my first thought was fabric choice will be so important-yours is perfect. Great work.

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.59 PMby magentaworstblood

    You look stunning!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 12.36 PMby janene

    I did wonder if this would make up good or just look like a mistake. You managed to make it far more stylish than I had imagined. :-)

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    Oct 23, 2012, 12.18 PMby Sylvia Romano

    This dress is amazing!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 09.51 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress. love the fabric. great job x

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    Oct 23, 2012, 09.02 AMby modelmumma

    So classy and love it with those shoes!

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      Oct 23, 2012, 02.43 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you, shoes are from Guess (last year I think).

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    Oct 23, 2012, 04.07 AMby schnui

    Wow, that looks so good on you. I love this pattern and want to make it and I am so pleased you have posted your dress as I like to see a home sewer make one first. You have done a beautiful job of this dress.

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      Oct 23, 2012, 02.41 PMby Delphine C.

      I usually also need to see it made by people to decide if I want to make it or not!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.56 AMby loisvolk

    Your dress is so beautiful and elegant!

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      Oct 23, 2012, 02.41 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you so much, I really like it too!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.48 AMby littleladyluxe

    Stunning!

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