The Extended Zoë
Added Feb 22, 2008
Oakdale, South W...
Oh yes another Zoe!
Do you want to the story behind this one! I hope you’re sitting very comfortable as this could turn into a long story….
I’m a very later comer to Burdastyle, as I stumbled upon the website just before Christmas. I wanted to subscribe to the World of Burda as my local newsagent’s now don’t stock it (yes I know… sad state of affairs but…), anyway I was looking up the information on the web and found this site.
I was looking at all the patterns (and downloading them like crazy) when I came upon the Zoë design – I really did love the pattern but not too fussy on the length – I’m carrying a little bit more weight than I should be … sorry have to go and resuscitate my husband as he’s just read this and started chocking from laughter!!! Cheek of it!
So when I started to look at the Creations Section I came across Gabouetmaya’s version of the Zoe design and the rest is history! She is responsible for breaking my 12 year drought of not making any clothes…so THANK YOU VERY MUCH Gabouetmaya!
About the dress – I have to wear a thick belt as the pattern on the material is too much and needs to be broken up. I didn’t follow the instructions but used them as guidance notes in areas I needed to fill in my memory blanks! I have worn it and found that the skirt stuck to my tights so I’ll be lining the bottom section – when I finish off everything else I’ve now started (like you do!).
I’m very pleased how it’s turned out as I had lots of positive comments from my work colleagues!
The material was purchased off Ebay. I bought two different colour ways – the brown and I have a purple version. I had difficulty in deciding what side to use as the “wrong” side was nice. I think it’s a wool mix and the pattern is woven.
Burdastyle for the patten
Gabouetmaya for her version of the dress and getting me back “into the fold”. Yeah!!!!