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Christmas Birthday Dress

Added Dec 30, 2012

by Claire Cooper

Newcastle Upon T...




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This is my Christmas Birthday dress.

Made with lilac and silver brocade which was given to me by my sister for my birthday back in July. I made it in time to wear to the family party on boxing day. When I saw the seamed dress in Burda 08/2012 I knew that it was the pattern to make. I omitted the centre front seam as I didn’t want to disrupt the pattern too much. I used the reverse of the fabric for contrast on the shoulders. I also shortened the skirt by about 2 inches. However the tall size works really well as I have a long torso – Mental Note, lengthen all Burda standard sizes!

I fully lined the bodice and interlined and lined the skirt. I graded from a 72 top and waist to a 76 hip.
I have just enough fabric left to make a short bolero style jacket.

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    Jan 5, 2013, 08.51 PMby ritsel

    beautifull! do you have more detailed pictures?

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      Jan 6, 2013, 05.35 PMby Claire Cooper

      not yet, A friend has borrowed my good camera. When I get it back i’ll post some.

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    Jan 2, 2013, 04.56 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

    Beautiful dress, impeccable sewing. You look wonderful!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 01.08 PMby dokucug

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 02.36 AMby jkaori

    Fantastic! The dress style really showcases the fabric — and the shoes are just perfect. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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    Dec 30, 2012, 10.03 PMby mskelly

    Very stylish love the shoes too, I’ve been inspired by this I have a New Look pattern that’s kinda like this dress that I have not used. Great job thanks for posting!

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    Dec 30, 2012, 09.17 PMby Mary Athey

    Totally fab dress. The.fabric and style are lovely on you x

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    Dec 30, 2012, 07.02 PMby cathysews

    Gorgeous dress…looks fab on you.

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    Dec 30, 2012, 05.11 PMby Pharmasewing

    Gorgeous fabric and elegant dress!!

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