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Burda Mag. 12/2010_106 with alterations

Added Jan 9, 2011

by irmchen

Pusemuckel, Germany






The more I sew, the more I need something to wear!

This sounds antithetic? Let me explain: If I buy fabrics and supplys there ist no money in my normal budget left over to buy clothes ready made. Therefore the stuff I sew should be wearable everyday in my normal life and also at work in the office. I should avoid creating Ufo’s and I should sewing pieces which are to combine. Unfortunately I am a slowly seamstress and I tend to get of cours. This is a race against time.

Here is a new piece now. I used the Burda Magazin pattern 12/2010_106
and created a two piece dress. I can wear the blouse on its own or combine it with the skirt to a dress. I am not sure whether it is o.k. for the office. I am very happy with my pattern-alterations, but I am really dissapointed by the silk fabric… it lost its colour after washing and it is not antistatic. That means a little set back in my race and so I have to hurry up to the next piece! ;-) Perhaps I should give this pattern another try using the right fabric!?

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    Jan 29, 2011, 10.51 PMby ednabee

    I have been trying to make this dress but cannot understand the instructions. How do I stitch the horizontal section seam on the centre front? also how do I stitch the slanted section seams? Have spent all evening trying to figure out what to do.

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      Jan 30, 2011, 07.12 AMby irmchen

      … I am afraid, but as I am not a native english speaker (I guess I am a very bad english speaker at all and especially the sewing terms are difficult ) it is hard to help you with explaing the instructions to the dress. Sorry! Anyway…. dont’t give up – here at BurdaStyle are lots of How Tos also concerning how to sew princess seams.
      Good luck!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 06.29 PMby carolabrauns

    Supi – and the sun was shining at home? Great work.

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    Jan 13, 2011, 10.42 AMby strickmeise

    very nice, the cardigan and the boots make the coordinates to casual wear. Silk makes a wonderful feeling on your skin even when you sit in your bureau at work.

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    Jan 10, 2011, 02.53 PMby bussey

    Believe me, the two-piece version was a great idea. Maybe a bit too “overdressed” for the office, but with the black cardi seems ok (of course it’ is only my opinion, you should see some of my fellow teachers at work : P) …) . I am sorry you had fabric issues (looks fine on you anyway) and I understand you completely when you speak about “a race against time”!

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    Jan 10, 2011, 09.07 AMby zaarissima

    a really wunderful dress! great work!

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    Jan 10, 2011, 03.17 AMby cantare

    What great pics, a great outfit and I especially love it with the blazer over top. Yummy boots!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 07.27 PMby dadaist

    Great colour! You have made a lovely dress :-) out if this pattern. I would like to try it myself too. First I have to find the right fabric for the pattern though…

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