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flattering tulip

Added Jan 18, 2015

by cchristie

Northern Ireland...






I have had this project on my list for quite some time and decided to make it up in some ponte with a trim. this is a combo I have used before quite successfully, so decided to go with it again and take the design from there. A ‘tulip’ shape dress is a daunting prospect as there is the potential to make the bottom half look pretty large and this design is no exception. I decided that some balance could make the project look pretty ‘bombshell’ so I cut the top half to fit and the bottom half to be a snug fit. the top half is great! good fit and design. The bottom half actually fits the top half well, but was just too generous on the hips. I took lots of fabric out, eliminated the back zip and hey presto here is the result. I think I love it. the balance between top and bottom is good. The wearability is good and it seems like a fun frock. Hopefully it will take off and look forward to seeing lots more tulips on Burdastyle

Material Notes

Ponte roma in very dark brown, trimmed with wool challis with a blue and white floral design. Not lined. No zipper.



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Garment Type
Classic, Business, Casual, Romantic
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 10, 2015, 08.17 AMby Madcinderella

    Lovely dress, looks great!

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    Feb 3, 2015, 06.04 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice outfit, you are right; the fitting, the design are beautiful and the silhouette is very flattering. The fabrics are combined with a good taste. I wish you wore this frock as often as possible, it suits you very much:-)

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    Jan 26, 2015, 12.06 PMby hello Itsme

    tulips are pretty

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    Jan 19, 2015, 09.33 PMby liliv-1

    Lovely shape, very flattering on you! You look great!

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    Jan 19, 2015, 05.20 PMby manola6176

    This style is very flattering on you!!

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    Jan 19, 2015, 02.59 PMby chula123

    It looks lovely on you. perfect fit!

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    Jan 19, 2015, 02.05 PMby bkkmei

    Fabulous dress. The skirt looks very good.

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    Jan 19, 2015, 10.46 AMby libra-s

    This dress is very stylish! Great job!

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    Jan 19, 2015, 03.22 AMby rita61

    Great dress. The top fits great, and so flattering on you.

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    Jan 18, 2015, 10.55 PMby Nokes

    Very nice job! Looks great!

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    Jan 18, 2015, 10.35 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks fabulous on you Christie, I do love ponteroma. I love the fit of this on you and the added neck detail is just lovely.x

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    Jan 18, 2015, 09.50 PMby cur-jargon

    I love that you really thought about this project and made it yours. Fits you beautifully and surely to be a “fun frock” for you each time you wear it! -curry

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    Jan 18, 2015, 09.22 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress Christie – and the style is great!

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