Zuza

Added Apr 26, 2014

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland

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Description

It was supposed to be a simple and quick dress, the comfortable everyday dress you jump into and go shopping for groceries. I chose the pattern from Burda 12/2008 #121, in the past I considered different fabrics for this but finally I took a striped red cotton/elastane.

My alterations: of course I traced different sizes (top 40, then 38 at the waist, then 40 at the hips and 42 in thighs), I added 10 cm to the length and left an open slit for comfortable walking. I made the sleeves shorter and omitted the cuffs (I ran out of fabric), I also had to make the shoulder seams in the sleeves narrower because after making the seams at the pattern’s lines the sleeves were standing out to the sides. When adding the zipper I used the idea from Betty, so I could dress and undress myself.

Material Notes

cotton elastane

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    May 3, 2014, 06.23 AMby nadia r

    what a terrific dress :P

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      May 3, 2014, 10.09 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 07.38 PMby kisses

    Totally suit you and it looks so flattering on…like the pics

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.47 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.35 AMby kelerabeus

    Very pretty, and it suits you so well! I was thinking about using this same pattern, after seeing your version I’m even more determined to give it a try :)

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.36 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! It’s a great pattern, apart from small adjustments to the sleeve seams I had no problems with it.

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    Apr 27, 2014, 04.30 AMby sophie11

    So flattering!

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.37 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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    Apr 26, 2014, 10.26 PMby zenica

    This is just gorgeous and you fitted it so well! I have the same sort of figure (only much bigger), but unfortunately, I don’t have your skills to fit a dress this way. I just love the collar too!

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.37 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much! It really doesn’t need that much skills, please don’t be discouraged and try this dress.

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.51 PMby liliv-1

    I like very much this pattern and your fabric choice, it’s an awesome dress and you look pretty and smart as always

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.39 AMby Brahdelt

      Thenk you very much, darling!

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.09 PMby Mary Athey

    This is just gorgeous and it looks great on you.fab photos as well x

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.40 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! It was raining cats and dogs, I could barely hold my umbrella. :-)

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    Apr 26, 2014, 05.47 PMby maggieg5

    What a wonderful dress, love the style and colour

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.40 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 26, 2014, 01.28 PMby Michelle Bryer

    This is great, I love it! So classic :)

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.40 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much!

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