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Deep blue and stars dress (Burda 03/09)

Added Jul 14, 2010

by libbysharf

Tel Aviv, Israel






I made this dress just before I went on a business trip to Canada. Luckily and surprisingly enough the sun was shining even though it was just on the verge of Winter.
I had to run a support training, which was my first time to do it abroad and I was terrified.
I wore this dress on the first day of the training, and just soon before the training began, the support team manager went over and said to me “I just wanted to tell you I think your dress is gorgeous”. That broke the ice and we became great friends.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 10, 2011, 03.31 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Wow, that`s easy, I kinda presumed it goes like that but wasn`t quite sure, hihi. Thank you for explaining, now it doesn`t seem so difficult. :))

    Great job, it suits you very well and I can´t believe you´ve managed to find exact fabric as one in the magazine! I love this pattern, have been planing to make one for myself for a long time now… But I´m a bit confused, I´ve never worked with chiffon so I don´t know whether to sew every peace with the lining and then put it all together or just to sew everything in chiffon as one dress and everything in lining as another and then attach it somehow..hm, would you please explain how to attach lining on chiffon? Thank you. :)

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      Apr 11, 2011, 06.18 AMby libbysharf

      Thank you :-) I love this pattern too and think of making another one for the upcoming summer. I find working with chiffon quite nice besides from cutting it which could be a nightmare if you don’t have one of those green boards that somehow “catch” the fabric. As for lining: the bodice pieces (bust, yoke, back ..) I attached each piece to its lining and then sew all the joining seams. the skirt pieces: I first sew the joining seams of the lining and chiffon separately, then attached the top edge of the lining and chiffon together and sew the joining seam to the bodice.
      Good luck and hope to see your dress posted :-)

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    Jul 20, 2010, 07.10 PMby ohhenry

    gorgeous dress, i wish there was a detailed photo of that fabric. and that belt! just perfect! gorgeous, gorgeous!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 02.22 PMby sophie11

    Hi Libby, This is gorgeous – and your contrasting accessories are sensational! I’m a liitle lost as to where the pattern came from – was it the burda magazine? I’m in Australia and not sure how to get the magazine. When I did a search for the pattern, I couldn’t find it online. Any tips? Thanks!! Sophie

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      Jul 19, 2010, 05.20 AMby libbysharf

      Hi, thanks :-)
      About the pattern, it’s from Burda magazine, the issue of March 09. I don’t mind drifting it and sending to you. If you would like that, just send me a note with your size and address. Mind you – this is a “petit” size. I had to alter it because I’m 1.73. So if you’re tall and size 38 like me, I can send you the alternation.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 10.30 AMby nessys

    Very nice indeed. Love those sheer sleeves. The red accessories are the “cat’s meow” ;)

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    Jul 16, 2010, 04.52 PMby jd98

    gorgeous dress! i want one! wait a minute… navy with white polka dots chiffon from stash + cute dress pattern = one more on the sewing list… thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 12.33 AMby catkath

    That’s the kind of dress I’d definitely wear! The blue dress and red belt make a great match. You must have a great sense of style!

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    Jul 15, 2010, 04.10 PMby sianysiany

    This is lovely. I love the way you’ve accessorised it with the red belt. The photo is fabulous!

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    Jul 15, 2010, 02.49 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely dress. You could have paid a lot of money if you bough it!

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      Jul 16, 2010, 01.56 PMby libbysharf

      Thanks… yeah, that’s another thing I LOVE about sewing, you can always be assured to wear nice cloths, even if you don’t have so much money.

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    Jul 15, 2010, 11.38 AMby lucaltd

    WOW – this looks amazing! I have been wanting to make this dress ever since i bought the magazine but have been a bit nervous about it, but now i see yours I think i will give it a go ;-D

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    Jul 15, 2010, 09.13 AMby anajan

    Love it! The fabric is awesome, and the red belt and shoes accessorise it perfectly.

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    Jul 15, 2010, 08.28 AMby laurwyn

    I think you made a great choice with the pattern and the fabric. The dress is perfect for business times, especially with the red belt! I really like the V-neck and the sleeves!

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    Jul 15, 2010, 06.08 AMby red-lia

    I second your manager’s remark – it is gorgeous!

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    Jul 15, 2010, 04.31 AMby keren

    I think this dress looks beautiful on you. I love the fabric choice – you are very good with choosing fabrics! It is such a lovely feminine summery dress. And it is amazing with the red belt. Great job!! Glad to hear the dress was helpful on your business trip :-)

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      Jul 15, 2010, 06.04 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks. Well I guess choosing fabrics is one of great things in sewing… they are usually cheap and there are so many of them, and they stimulate your creativity.
      I have a dream to go one day to those 5 square kilometers markets of fabrics that travel around Europe. But for now, I have tons of fabrics at home waiting to become something… sigh

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    Jul 14, 2010, 10.24 PMby seinde

    simple designs can sometimes be the most beautiful! i love it!

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      Jul 15, 2010, 05.57 AMby libbysharf

      I love simple designs too. My favorite are the Japanese clean designs

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    Jul 14, 2010, 10.19 PMby nikkishell

    It’s very pretty! Love the detail around the neck and sleeves. Which pattern did you use?

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      Jul 15, 2010, 05.55 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks! I think the shoulder area turned out more puffy then it was supposed to, but I’ll live with that :-)
      It’s from Burda 03/09 #116.
      The pattern is for petit sizes, so I had to alter it as I’m 1.73

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    Jul 14, 2010, 07.31 PMby laura oprea

    The dress looks great on you and the red belt is a good choice. I always liked the contrasts.

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      Jul 15, 2010, 06.11 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks, I like contrasting garments and accessories too!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 07.24 PMby Jodi Wade

    That is a gorgeous dress! What kind of fabric is it?

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      Jul 15, 2010, 05.51 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks! It’s chiffon – dark blue with little starts, that I found for about 2 euro. The lining is made of a very delicate jersey fabric , that cost me more then the main fabric :-)

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