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Black jersey dress with lace.

Added May 28, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






I liked this pattern as soon as I saw it in the burda issue, I loved this dramatic neckline. I used jersey for this, not a good choise because the neckline was gapping due to the drapery of the fabric. I put elastic to stabilize it and now it is perfect, sexy and wide but no fear that somebody will see my bra! I skipped the bubble hem. I also skipped the bands at the bottom of the sleeves, I just made a tunnel with elastic. I also added lace to give it a little more interest.
This was a test garment in reality, somehow a muslin to see how this neckline would look on me. Despite the problems that I had with it, I like it and I will wear it. It’s easy to dress it down and to color it up with accessories. Now I want to make this pattern again with a more suitable fabric.




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    Jun 10, 2013, 01.28 PMby Yolaine

    A great take on this dress and you look fab in it. I like your version without the bubble hem. I’m about to try this pattern and will leave out the bubble hem too. I’ve bought some lovely cotton fabric for it, I hope it works!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 01.58 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much! It is really a very nice pattern and it’s too bad we haven’t seen many finished dresses. I would love so much to see your version! What’s the color of the fabric?

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      Jun 15, 2013, 10.23 PMby Yolaine

      I’ve finally finished it! I chose a red floral fabric. A picture of it is on my studio page. I’m trying to work out how to link it to the pattern page.
      It took me a lot longer than I thought it would and a lot of unpicking!

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    May 30, 2013, 01.56 PMby fashionfreek

    O wow. What a lovely dress:-D

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      May 30, 2013, 02.43 PMby liliv-1

      :) Thank you!!

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    May 30, 2013, 07.22 AMby velvetribbon

    You have been sewing a lot of projects lately. I love your version, it look nicer than the original one. And you look fab on it. Good job!

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      May 30, 2013, 07.35 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot dear velvetribbon! To be honest this was sewn back in 2010 as soon as the burda issue was published, but only recently I figoured out how to make it wearable.

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    May 29, 2013, 07.44 PMby Angie H

    Lovely on you..love the sparkle around the neck and wrist. The detail at the waist is great too. :)

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      May 29, 2013, 08.03 PMby liliv-1

      :) thx!

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    May 29, 2013, 05.58 PMby frederi

    Very nice, Liliv and it suits you very well, shape and color!

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      May 29, 2013, 06.25 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you frederi:)

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    May 29, 2013, 07.42 AMby kihli

    Very nice! It looks better in black and withouth the bubble hem than in the original!

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      May 29, 2013, 09.02 AMby liliv-1

      Do you think so kihli? Thanks a lot!!

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    May 29, 2013, 06.54 AMby Helguchi

    Elegant and divine. Exquisite neckline. You look fabulous!

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      May 29, 2013, 08.59 AMby liliv-1

      Oh! Thanks:)

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    May 29, 2013, 01.59 AMby BeeZee

    Wow, I really love this dramatic black dress! Great idea about the elastic in the neckline to stabilize – I have to remember that. Isn’t it great when you end up with a wearable muslin? Also love your hair style in these photos!

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      May 29, 2013, 06.23 AMby liliv-1

      :) thank you girl! xxx

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    May 28, 2013, 10.45 PMby schnui

    I have always liked this pattern, but I think you have given it new meaning for me and being sewn up in black, it looks wonderful. The neckline really suits you and I am always amazed at how certain necklines really flatter different people. You should stay with this neckline, it is perfect for you.

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      May 28, 2013, 11.11 PMby liliv-1

      You make me so happy with your generous comments:) The truth is that it was the fabric that gave a new meaning to the pattern, because it made it more drapey and changed the whole feeling of the dress. When I added the elastic the angles of the neckline became more rounded and smooth. Thanks a lot for commenting!!
      P.s. If you ever decide to make this pattern and want to achieve this not so angled neckline, put elastic in the inside between the bodice and the lining WITHOUT stiching it on the neckline or make some tunnel. Just put it and secure it at the shoulder seams.

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      May 29, 2013, 06.01 AMby schnui

      Thank-you liliv for your tip on sewing the neck line. I recently bought some clear elastic for knit neck lines, so I may just give it a go. This type of neck line suits me too. I must have a square face as V-necks really don’t work for me.

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      May 29, 2013, 09.14 AMby liliv-1

      Good luck with the clear elastic then:) I can’t wait to see your dress!:)

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    May 28, 2013, 06.58 PMby Zsuzso

    Very pretty, I like your version without the bubble hem better.

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      May 28, 2013, 07.39 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much Zsuzso!!

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    May 28, 2013, 06.36 PMby kisses

    Love the neckline and the shape. The black gives it a sexy look. I done this style awhile back you can check it out here http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/cute-pink-dress

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      May 28, 2013, 06.54 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks for the link girlfriend! But I don’t need it! I saved the picture of this absolutely cute pink dress last year (when you posted it) in a “inspiration” folder with other gorgeous dresses I find on the web! Back to my dress now: I’m very happy you like it! And you are right that the black makes it sexy, while the pink makes it so sweet…different color, different style:) Thank you sweetie!!

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    May 28, 2013, 06.21 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    The dress is very sexy and you look wonderful in it. I really love this shape, it’s so flattering.

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      May 28, 2013, 06.31 PMby liliv-1

      I’m very glad you liked it!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!

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    May 28, 2013, 05.48 PMby elisana

    so pretty! the neckline is very flattering on you

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      May 28, 2013, 06.09 PMby liliv-1

      :)Thank you very much!

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