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The Look

Added May 16, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia

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♫ ♪ The Look

After sewing this dress I made a decision always to make Burda patterns in size 34.. Size 36 is not a good fit for me.. Usually, when the size 36 was the smallest, I would use it, because I was lazy to size it down.. With this dress it was a big mistake, as you can see on photos.. Anyways I love this dress.. It was stepping out of my comfort zone.. One of my first versions of sheath dress.. The pattern is #112 from Burda 09/2009 .. I changed the length of the sleeves from short to long.. Also, the hemline is shorter, but that’s the case with all my dresses.. I followed the instructions and sewed the metal zipper and even placed the shoulder pads.. I agree that without them the shoulders wouldn’t look good (ignore the fact that I had some problems with sewing sleeves to the bodice)..

The fabric is my favorite thing.. It’s cotton with a bit of elastic.. Although the print is blurry, you can see that beside polka-dots there are tea cups, tea pots, tea bags, cupcakes, tea biscuits.. Perfect fabric for a tea lover, whose real name is Tea :D

The dress is a bit messy, and a size larger, but wearable.. All that space in bodice gives me more movement.. I can easily walk our dog, in high heels, on stone pavement (for a couple of meters, high heels and Smoki are not a good combination)..

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

Credits

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    May 23, 2014, 03.51 PMby yenny lee

    Cool

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    May 22, 2014, 09.33 AMby nadia r

    Not bad, looks great!

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      May 22, 2014, 11.05 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    May 18, 2014, 07.13 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice dress! :-)

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      May 18, 2014, 10.51 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    May 18, 2014, 05.54 AMby christopherpbride

    oh!What a nice dress it is!

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      May 18, 2014, 10.51 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    May 17, 2014, 11.46 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Great dress. I love the fabric.

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      May 18, 2014, 10.51 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    May 17, 2014, 08.13 PMby kristikaarlop

    Lovely dress:)

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      May 17, 2014, 08.35 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    May 17, 2014, 09.52 AMby samanthaibridal

    oh!What a nice dress it is!

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      May 17, 2014, 10.31 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    May 17, 2014, 05.23 AMby iljalamalice

    I love it. it’s really something I would like to make. It’s so neat. :)

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      May 17, 2014, 10.31 AMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    May 16, 2014, 08.49 PMby maggieg5

    your dress looks great, and as you say the fabric is great as well. I like the shoulder detail and the pleats in the bodice. :0)

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      May 17, 2014, 10.30 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    May 16, 2014, 02.17 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a very interesting pattern, I love the sleeves and I like your fabric choise. I think this particular design is ok on you in size 36, the ease makes the pleats look better.

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      May 17, 2014, 10.30 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) I forgot to write that I tried to size it down for a 3-4cm.. this is the result of it.. maybe it’s better to say that this is a size in between 34 and 36.. also, I’m aware that when you make a dress with sleeves there must be the ease so you could move normally..

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