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Golden Anniversary dress "Paris is everywhere!"

Added Aug 19, 2011

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






This is a re-interpretation of the dress 119 in Burda August 2011 issue. Against all recommendations, I used a very light fabric and missed the topstitching on the skirt. The dress is so light, it is almost weightless. Yet, keeps a nice shape and … it is gold and blue!

I made this dress for my in laws’ golden anniversary, for my mother in law to wear at the evening reception.

One might say it is too much gold, but given the significance of the day and the size of the event, the bride has to stand out!

I have accessorized the dress with an elastic, bead belt from Accessorize, satin and gold leather shoes from Jones Bootmaker and a fascinator from my own collection.

Unfortunately, no special make up or hairdo, as no time.

I cannot wait to try this dress from wollen fabric.

I cannot thank Burda enough for coming up with this innovative, elegant and classic dress pattern.

Needless to say that so many ladies will appreciate the neckline and princess-collar and the covered shoulders. Ah, soooo elegant!

Material Notes

Laura Ashley shift-look fabric (home furnishing fabric, hand painted)




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Dec 26, 2011, 01.02 AMby Dayrar1983

    I can not tell you how wonderful you look in this dress. I love the color and the shape complements you very well. Great Job.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.14 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Love this fabric. it’s not too much gold, considering the event. Very pretty belt too. Nice work!

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      Aug 28, 2011, 06.06 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, divaonline, I hope I can take some pictures on the day (4th Sept). This dress really gave me some courage to try new shapes. Thank you for your comments

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    Aug 24, 2011, 04.36 AMby Pepper Toast

    Really lovely dress. I was wondering what this dress would look like made up. Thanks.

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    Aug 22, 2011, 07.03 PMby MissHickory

    I love it! the gold belt is prefect..

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    Aug 21, 2011, 07.42 PMby nouvellegamine

    very lovely. i thought the pattern would look great in a lighter fabric & it does! i don’t think it’s too much gold at all. and the colors work wonderfully with your hair :D

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    Aug 20, 2011, 07.57 PMby dadaist

    An elegant and a graceful dress. Perfect for the special day. I think the pale blue and gold look lovely and I liked your accessories as well.

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      Aug 21, 2011, 07.30 PMby Irina Schwab

      I am overwhelmed, thank you!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 07.12 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely dress and fascinator.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 04.16 PMby milkyway

    OMG you look sooooooooooo beautiful, love also your fascinator, I adore this pattern right after check it on Burda, I adore your color combination!!! well done!! amazing job I absolutely love how you had accesorized this magnificent piece, congratulations

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      Aug 21, 2011, 07.29 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, milky way, shame I cannot add the pattern I used (as credit) because it is not uploaded on Burdastyle.com yet!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 02.49 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Lovely! Colours are perfect.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 12.49 PMby janene

    Wow! this is amazing. Such a striking fabric… perfect for the occasion!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 11.00 AMby ilksen bahşi

    Collar is very different. very beautiful.I like

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    Aug 20, 2011, 08.41 AMby Delibera

    This pattern is really nice. Your fabric is great. Thank you for the showing.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 06.07 AMby luray

    really gorgeous and elegant. your mother-in-law is lucky to have you.

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