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A wool dress (I don't like)

Added Apr 1, 2015

by pititemarjo

Paris, France






This is a wool dress I made, using a Burda (Easy Magazine) pattern (autumn/winter 2015).
I loved the model on the magazine, but I don’t like it on me…
I added darts on the back, and long sleeves (from another version of the same pattern).


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    Jul 17, 2016, 12.27 PMby SassyT

    Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Jul 13, 2016, 03.05 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Jul 17, 2016, 08.32 AMby pititemarjo

      I don’t mind at all. I already follow your Facebook page ;) Thanks for your interest!

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    Oct 5, 2015, 10.07 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    I think it looks great on you and the color is fab!

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    Apr 15, 2015, 01.51 PMby SassyT


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    Apr 9, 2015, 01.42 PMby sewing fanatic

    its terrific! the zip is an amazing accent/focus too x

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    Apr 7, 2015, 11.53 AMby Yolanda Bravery

    the dress is really good and looks great on you. The darts on the back make it look very interesting :)

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    Apr 4, 2015, 07.57 AMby KannaK

    Beautiful dress :) It looks fabulous on you :)

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    Apr 3, 2015, 04.50 PMby leokadia

    Ein sehr schönes Kleid, elegant und sportlich. Und ich denke, sie sehen damit sehr gut aus. Vielleicht schlafen sie noch ein paar mal und sehen das kleid dann mit anderen Augen ;-) … fröhliche ostern !

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    Apr 2, 2015, 09.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    It’s a fabulous dress – Lucky you! :)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 09.19 PMby liliv-1

    This dress is really amazing!

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.49 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks, that’s sweet ;)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 08.35 PMby kisses

    Cool dress….like the diagonal placement of the zip and the fit

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.50 AMby pititemarjo

      I liked the placement of the zip too. I’m less sure about the fit :/

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    Apr 2, 2015, 07.59 PMby chula123

    what a shame that you don’t like it, I think it looks cool, love the diagonal zip and the colour is fantastic. I do understand though, because I also have used this pattern (without the zip) and was very disappointed with the outcome; so much so, I actually threw the dress away but hopefully all the lovely comments have convinced you to keep yours :-))

    just a really bad fit.which got even worse once the sleeves were in. kept trying to adjust but like I said, it was so frustrating and in the end I just gave up, which is a shame because I used the pattern to make a shirt that came out lovely. oh well, you win some you loose some. good luck with your next one :-)) Happy easter

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.51 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you very much! I loved the zip and the colour, too. What was your experience with it? Too wide, or a bad fit? I’ll try it again. Maybe I’ll change my mind ;)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 07.46 PMby Mokara

    This is a great dress, and I agree with d3liriums4m4 – that’s the only issue I see, othewise it’s a cool dress. Enjoy it :)

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.52 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you! Yes, it might be the problem. And I also think the weight of the metallic zip makes the fabric… crinkle (sigh)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 06.09 PMby Bbtiny

    Why don’t you like it on you? You look fantastic in it! Awesome!

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.52 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! I really can’t tell! I just know I don’t find it flattering on me. Go figure!

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    Apr 2, 2015, 05.48 PMby martinK

    nice colour and the dress suits you very well. the diagonal zip is very effectful, a good balance between sportive and elegant.

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.53 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! That’s what I loved about this pattern in the first place. And I love this colour too ;)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 04.10 PMby joliesbobines

    Canon !!

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    Apr 2, 2015, 12.26 PMby cris orange

    In my eyes this is a very cool dress with that diagonal zipper! AND you look great in it! why don´t you like it? then I take it :-))))

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.54 AMby pititemarjo

      Ha ha, thanks! I’m unsure why I don’t like it. I really have difficulties explaining why. Maybe it’s just not my style. I’ll remember you if I decide to give it away ;)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 12.17 PMby Lucie Jones

    Well I think it looks great too.

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    Apr 2, 2015, 04.06 AMby d3liriums4m4

    I quite like the dress; it looks like you personally would have benefited from shortening the torso on the pattern just a bit? That would deal with the folds just above your bum.

    Despite that, I think it’s lovely, and you should wear it with pride, or, worst case, give it to a taller friend. :)

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.56 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! It’s a very interesting remark. I’m not a pattern expert, and most of the time I just fiddle with it… until I get something decent. I never thought of shortening the torso. I also think the weight of the metallic zipper makes the fabric crinkle. Unfortunately I don’t really have a taller friend, I’m quite tall myself, but that’s a good idea ;)

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    Apr 2, 2015, 12.24 AMby nextstep

    Whats not to like?

    I love:)

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.57 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! That is the question. I really can’t tell ;) Maybe I’m just being whimsical here :)

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    Apr 1, 2015, 11.34 PMby Gingermakena

    It looks like a designer dress! You did a great job, maybe you should try a different color or fabric?

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.58 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you very much ! Yes, I’ll consider it because I like this diagonal zip a lot. Maybe with a lighter fabric (and a lighter zip)… To be continued ;)

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    Apr 1, 2015, 10.35 PMby dianevanpelt

    Your dress is fantastic and it looks wonderful on you!

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.58 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you very much !!

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    Apr 1, 2015, 10.01 PMby cchristie

    That’s a fab dress. Perhaps and hopefully you will come to love it! I love it

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.59 AMby pititemarjo

      Hopefully ;) I’ll wear it once and… we’ll see ;)

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    Apr 1, 2015, 09.41 PMby RedBelka

    Fabulous dress and very nice color! You did a great job!

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    Apr 1, 2015, 09.26 PMby Kasiorist

    Fantastic!! I love the cut, the colour and the zip.

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.59 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you very much!

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    Apr 1, 2015, 09.23 PMby Mary Athey

    I love this dress and it looks fabulous on you. You did a superb job with the zip x

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      Apr 3, 2015, 08.59 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! The zip part is what I like the most about this dress, too ;)

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