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Added May 18, 2009

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






BWOF 2/2007, #124.
I loved this dress the minute I saw it in the magazine. I was searching for the right kind of fabric for a long time – I couldn’t find the right shade of red.
I had to alter the dress a lot, to make it fit me right. I am size 38 in the top part, and size 40 in the lower part. I traced size 38 and it turned BIG BIG BIG in the bust and shoulders areas. It took me some time to fix that.
The dress is fully lined. I used a piece of white cotton for the under collar to make it a bit stiffer. Also, I used white interfacing for the collar and button closure, which gave these parts a slightly pale shade compared to the rest of the dress.
The neckline is a bit low for my small bust, so I have to be careful when I move my arms and body. Other than that, I love the dress.

Material Notes

Fashion fabric: chiffon with print
Lining: red chiffon




Garment Type

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    Jul 31, 2010, 05.57 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Super je! :)

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    Jul 22, 2009, 07.40 AMby lizah

    that’s so cute!

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    Jun 25, 2009, 05.03 AMby stephiaffi

    This dress is perfect! Such a nice color and wonderful for summer!

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    Jun 20, 2009, 03.56 AMby bajmie

    Gorgeous dress!

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    Jun 20, 2009, 03.33 AMby missb3

    What a lovely and cute dress! Well done!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 02.30 AMby kathariney

    I love the way the collar lays :) and thanks for your nice comment on my dress, I recently uploaded a how-to on that dress too :D

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    May 21, 2009, 10.10 AMby laranoelle

    I LOVE this dress! Great job. :)

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    May 21, 2009, 12.46 AMby jellybean

    I agree with all of the above. Gorgeous colour looks fabulous on you.

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    May 19, 2009, 05.48 PMby sew4my3

    Another beautiful creation by ANAJAN!!! I always look for your creations because they are always so pleasing to the eye! Love this dress!

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    May 19, 2009, 02.17 AMby anajan

    Thank you all for your nice comments! @EmilyKate: I noticed too the similarity with the Ute blouse pattern. The sleeves are constructed differently, but sleeves from the JJ blouse pattern look almost identical to the dress’ sleeves. It wouldn’t be difficult to alter the blouse into a dress.

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    May 19, 2009, 01.45 AMby emilykate

    Oh GORGEOUS- as usual for you AnaJan! You look fab :o) Unfortunately I missed this Burda number…. but actually it looks a lot like a dress version of the Ute shirt that’s available here on BurdaStyle!

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    May 18, 2009, 10.54 PMby merita

    Wow, čudovita je. I wanted to make the same dress … but it probably wouldn`t fit me as it fits you. And a great material. Love it!

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    May 18, 2009, 07.26 PMby jj1

    Absolutely fantastic dress!

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    May 18, 2009, 07.08 PMby adgentry

    Gorgeous!!!! Looks great on you!

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    May 18, 2009, 05.29 PMby miss-g

    The fabric is just perfect for this dress and it looks lovely on you.

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    May 18, 2009, 11.21 AMby crasson

    I love it !! Very good job, as usual :)

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    May 18, 2009, 10.50 AMby teamydear

    Ooooh my AnaJan what a dream dress!!!!! I didn’t notice that pattern before, but it’s on my to-sewlist now! The fabric you’ve chosen is wonderful and you look fantastic in it! Ready for summer :)

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    May 18, 2009, 09.57 AMby bohemiannow

    Looks so much better on you than the model! Beautiful.!

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    May 18, 2009, 07.09 AMby beccabe


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    May 18, 2009, 04.02 AMby hajnika

    Oh,what a beautiful dress,and that fabric too! I like it very very much!You have made a lovely dress!!

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    May 18, 2009, 02.41 AMby safemme

    This turned out so good!

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    May 18, 2009, 02.37 AMby djoule

    Beautiful summer dress !! I love it !

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