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Drop Waist Mini Dress w/ PLEAT

Added Oct 4, 2007

by meadow

Yachats, Oregon,...






My first go at a full pattern… this took me FOREVER (at least 6 solid hours), but all in all, I think it went well and I am pretty happy with the outcome. Each step was definitely a learning process. This was the only fabric I had enough of to do this, and it was a little challenging being the thick, texturey weave that it is. Seems like drapery? Next round (if there is one) I would like to use a stretchy wool. I really did like the use of wool in the original presentation of this burda pattern. Found those wool knee highs at a thrift store this week. They are radical!

Material Notes

Texturey woven cotton fabric of some kind. Zipper.





To BURDA! Thank you for the patterns and all the great info! And to Dena for help with deciphering some of the lingo, and for her gift of her Dress Maker Guide – a really handy tool.

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    Oct 8, 2014, 06.19 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me featuring this on SSB? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured.https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Jun 5, 2009, 02.28 PMby Libbey

    I love it! It looks really great on you, and once I try the pattern, I’m going to aim for the same fabric — nice for winter wear ;)


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    May 20, 2009, 09.41 AMby gingersnaps

    You did a great job. Love the socks too.

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    Feb 24, 2009, 06.36 AMby poem

    wow, it’s amazing! you look great in it! nice material.

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    Dec 2, 2008, 11.36 PMby poshtottydesignz

    You look stunning in this dress!!! May have to make this little rascal myself now!

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    Oct 4, 2007, 10.02 PMby jellybean

    This looks great on you. It’s really well fitted too.

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    Oct 4, 2007, 10.56 AMby mirela

    Drop Dead Gorgeous!

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    Oct 4, 2007, 04.36 AMby lilo

    super cute! agree with elainemay, 6 hrs doesn’t sound that much to me either espcially for a 1st pattern project. well done!

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    Oct 4, 2007, 02.53 AMby elainemay

    this looks great! and it fits perfectly- it sounds like this pattern isn’t the easiest to fit for some folks. maybe i’m slow with sewing, but six hours doesn’t strike me as very much for a project like this… it probably just means you did a quality job and didn’t skimp on the workmanship :) and installing a zipper for the first time isn’t exactly intuitive either! great job!

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    Oct 4, 2007, 02.47 AMby fashion1

    you look beautiful in it! great job for your first time with a pattern. and there is a next round ;)! very very pretty!

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    Oct 3, 2007, 11.54 PMby kallers

    How cute! I love the matching wool socks, and the texture in the fabric will make it perfect for winter wear. Where did you find the fabric?

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