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Brown wrap dress

Added Oct 1, 2008

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






The BWOF 9/2006 pattern #114. I guess I like military style – I made this and the black dress one after another, and was considering making the third one in the same style.




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    Oct 9, 2008, 06.40 PMby antigone

    I love this! It’s beautiful!

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    Oct 7, 2008, 04.12 AMby milkyway

    I clearly remember this pattern. Honestly it didn’t inspire me so much but seeing your dress I have to say that is really practical and elegant. your dress is gorgeous. You look great and elegant. Well done

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    Oct 4, 2008, 10.57 AMby mimosa

    This dress is gorgeous and fits you very well !

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    Oct 2, 2008, 01.21 AMby emilykate

    Gorgeous, you look great in it! I want I want I want one too!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 08.21 PMby calicocouture

    Very nice! It’s so well made, and very flattering on you. I like it a lot. =D

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    Oct 1, 2008, 09.03 AMby crisford1

    I guess I like military style too—great dress! And it’s fabulous and very flattering on you! The wrap neckline always seems to be a problem for everybody. If it’s secure, then it’s too high. If it’s where you want it, you are vulnerable to bra exposure… Maybe the safety pin is the simplest solution.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 07.06 AMby anajan

    I didn’t alter the neckline, but I put a safety pin on the inside in order to prevent the dress from opening when I move my hands. Small hands movements don’t open the dress too much, but an accident happened to me the first time I wore the dress, when I put off the coat I had worn over the dress :P. I guess small pattern alterations would solve the problem.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 06.47 AMby mirela

    Waw! I really like these dresses. Did you have to alter at all the neckline, for me Burda patterns are always cut too deep there. I have a black knit fabric not too stretch and not too thin, I’m thinking of sewing this one for winter in Florida.

    P.S. I know what you mean about the TV, I knit or crochet lately in front of it and have my share of white nights next to the sewing machine :) addiction!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 06.33 AMby smvphotography

    you look great! so formfitting and so flattering and beautifully done!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 05.46 AMby anajan

    Hm… I don’t know English translation… It is called bi-stretch over here. I guess it’s mixture of polyester and lycra, because it is stretchy yet woven fabric. I wanted a form fitting dress but I was afraid that non stretchy fabric would make it hard to move in. I used the same kind of fabric for the black dress.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 05.38 AMby bola

    Girl you’re fast! it looks really good! I would like a similar dress – what fabric did you use?

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    Oct 1, 2008, 05.23 AMby anajan

    I made the long sleeves and then realized I liked them better as 3/4 sleeves :) However, I didn’t want to crop them because I wanted to wear the dress in winter as well. Instead of cropping, I fold them twice.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 05.18 AMby lybu

    Yeah. I am working with the same pattern at the moment. I like it a lot.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 05.08 AMby ghainskom

    I guess I like military style as weel cos I like both dresses! Did you make the sleeves longer or is it just that there are two “styles” to the dress?

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