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chambray dress

Added Oct 21, 2010

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...






I modified the blouse pattern from Burda 3/2010, model 124. I loved the pattern, but made some changes: there is no collar, the buttons are only in the upper part, and the sleeves have elastic inside instead of cuffs. I cut 38, as is my usual size with Burda, but it was very loose on me… I took it in a lot. I also sewed the back pleats in place to give it some shape. Also, the sleeves were weird, I moved them “up” a bit. I also added a tie, it can be worn multiple ways. I love the fabric a lot, but it was very hard to work with, it´s very easy to damage it when unpicking seams…

Material Notes

linen + viskose navy and cream chambray




Garment Type

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    Dec 20, 2010, 06.52 AMby yolimba

    That’s how one of my next dresses should look (I want to sew a black cotton dress) :-) Great work!

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      Dec 20, 2010, 10.56 AMby janul

      Oh yes, it would be great in black! Inspiring idea :)

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    Oct 25, 2010, 01.19 PMby janul

    Thank you so much, everyone! I feel so flattered :)

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    Oct 25, 2010, 12.05 PMby pedal2carpet

    I really loved this shirt, but your modifications have really made it even better. Love it

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    Oct 24, 2010, 11.21 PMby lizajane09

    The details are amazing and I really love the fabric.

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    Oct 24, 2010, 07.28 PMby marmota-b

    It looks fantastic! And it looks very good on you, too. Certainly worth the effort! I love the back view. The pleats in the back are absolutely adorable.

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      Oct 24, 2010, 08.09 PMby janul

      Thank you! I should have made smaller size. I was quite sad with the results at first :). And when you look at the model photo, she has the yoke hit higher… hmm. Maybe some fabric with a bit of stretch would be good for this. I don´t know why Burda makes many of the designs so loose… and wide in the shoulders. It was a lot of work, I was riping the sleeves at least three times, blergh! :)

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    Oct 24, 2010, 08.01 AMby rizzo1

    It’s lovely! It looks comfortable and pretty at the same time. Did you use bias tape in the neck opening?

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      Oct 24, 2010, 10.33 AMby janul

      Thank you, I made the bias binding for the neck with the same fabric as the dress and sewed it by hand.

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    Oct 23, 2010, 11.43 AMby nettevivante

    I love this dress on you! I think it was really worth the effort and I do like the slightly loose fit. P.S.: Thanks for your comment on my blog! I like your real name, too! ;)

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      Oct 23, 2010, 11.54 AMby janul

      Thank you, the fit was much more loose in the beggining, it looked awful, especially the back. I had to take it in a lot. I´m going to be a regular reader of your blog :)

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      Oct 23, 2010, 12.04 PMby nettevivante

      Thank you! I feel very flattered! I will give my best to keep it interesting! :)

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    Oct 23, 2010, 10.42 AMby freakusbzzz

    Looks ghreat, I agree about the sleeves though, when I saw this pattern originally the first thing that came to minde were that the sleeves were too small and awkward fitting. (one thing you think abou twhen you’v e got goant shoulders.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.50 AMby janul

      Thank you, the sleeves weje just narrow, but at the same time made my shoulders look wider. I ended up gathering them instead of easying…

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    Oct 23, 2010, 08.17 AMby thefabledneedle

    i love it, i’d totally wear it!

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    Oct 23, 2010, 03.05 AMby Eleanor Thomas

    This is stunning. Very hip, and appropriate for the park, the pub and even something a bit fancier!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 12.07 AMby missdandy

    This is so beautiful!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 12.00 AMby walkingwardrobe

    Love it, so cute!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 06.55 PMby lunatepetal

    LOVE! I was sort of looking for a pattern for the dress like yours. great, I might have to try it :)

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      Oct 22, 2010, 02.09 PMby janul

      Thanks, the pattern is nice, but it looks much better on the model, I don´t know why is that ;). I should have made it in size 36 I guess…

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.16 PMby friedi

    I like your style and this dress looks quite comfy!

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      Oct 21, 2010, 06.01 PMby janul

      it´s comfy, but I would be in trouble if I gained some weight :)

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.14 PMby janul

    Big thank you to everyone! :)

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    Oct 21, 2010, 03.49 PMby sewella

    What a lovely dress! Love the pleated front!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 03.47 PMby smurfette2010

    Love the pleats!!!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.26 PMby skeeler

    PS I just looked at your paintings – love those too.

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      Oct 21, 2010, 12.37 PMby janul

      thank you, I´m glad you like these! :)

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.24 PMby skeeler

    I love those back pleats!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.08 PMby janul

    Thank you both so much! It was a lot of work. What´s the strange thing with me favoriting my own projects…? I´m quite angry with that, it happend for the second time today. I certainly didn´t add my own projects to my favourites…!

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      Oct 21, 2010, 12.37 PMby janul

      so, it seems everyone is having this problem :)

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.03 PMby jeleena

    Love the dress!!!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 11.28 AMby carottesauvage

    Woaw ! what a beautiful dress. Great alterations

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