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The Office Dress

Added Aug 15, 2010

by sewenggirl88

Rapid City, Sout...




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Pattern Description: Bold prints are most effective on plain-cut garments. This fitted dress with a wide jewel neckline, waist seam and belt covered in self-faric beautifully proves the point.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the design is very simple and straight forward so I didn’t think the instructions even need to be that great for an experienced sewer.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything! I didn’t have to do any alterations and I love the way it fits with no front darts making the dress very comfortable.

Pattern Sizing: 36-44, I cut a 36

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations, but I didn’t make the self-fabric belt. But the dress might look even better with it… I just don’t really like making fabric belts.

Would you sew it again? At some point yes, It’s very simple and would look great in many different prints and fabrics.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, if you can get your hands on an old BWOF (BurdaStyle should really start selling some of their old patterns too, they’re amazing!)

Material Notes

Polyester Suiting




Garment Type
Business, Classic



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    Aug 16, 2010, 08.01 AMby anajan

    The dress really suits you well. Nice one!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 03.17 AMby cantare

    So adorable, and it looks like a Molly!

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    Aug 15, 2010, 09.40 PMby lyudmyla

    It’s gorgeous! I love it !

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    Aug 15, 2010, 09.24 PMby magdamagda

    nicely done, it looks great in solid colour, makes the “architecture” of it more remarkable!

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    Aug 15, 2010, 06.49 PMby courtneym

    Which Burda pattern did you use? It’s gorgeous!

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    Aug 15, 2010, 03.07 PMby bussey

    Would wear it! Nice job – but it is a solid, not a bold print, isn’t it?

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      Aug 15, 2010, 03.24 PMby sewenggirl88

      Yes, the dress made up in the burda mag was a bold print and I just copied the description they had

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