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Heidi in Roses

Added Mar 9, 2010

by motozulli

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I altered the heidi pattern a bit. I made it a boat neckline and extended the darts to just below my bust, which (unintentionally) gives some definition to the bust. I think this would only work with fabric with some stretch, like this one. I added some width in the front skirt to accomodate my hips, and moved the center front tuck to the side. I also changed the back skirt tucks into darts, and extended them 1.5 inches each.

The back bodice still has some blousiness, which I hope to eliminate in the next iteration of this pattern.

Material Notes

stretch cotton twill




Garment Type

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    May 27, 2010, 01.42 AMby sallyr

    You look gorgeous – the fit is fantastic!

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    May 25, 2010, 10.44 PMby purplemage

    I love how you adjusted the pattern – you and the dress look fabulous.

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    Mar 15, 2010, 07.50 PMby Erin E

    I love the print on that fabric! And the fit is fantastic on you.

    I featured this dress on my blog:

    BurdaStyle Top Picks :: Week of 3/8-3/14

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    Mar 12, 2010, 11.02 PMby ladidoh

    i like this a lot – love the fabric, the fit, modifications. i think you have done a great job!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 12.56 AMby amylouwho

    I love this dress…I’m still a novice but wanted to try it…it’s great to see what it will look like with my own curves! Wonderful job!

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    Mar 11, 2010, 10.25 PMby iandeye

    I must learn this bust defining technique :) Did you add more “cap” to the sleeve (is that the right term?) or is that what it called for? Either way – love it. Really pretty fabric choice.

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      Mar 11, 2010, 11.18 PMby motozulli

      I extended the front tucks about 1.5", I think, that’s what creates the bust definition.

      Yeah that’s the right term…ummm…the only adjustment I made to the shoulder was to lower it, because I’m pretty short (5’2") so the pattern was too long. So now the shoulder fits closely, and because the fabric has a small amount of stretch, it “caps” down over my shoulder.

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    Mar 11, 2010, 05.54 PMby ginasophia

    This is so beautiful, I love the fabric and the fit is wonderful!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 08.56 PMby susanne2011

    Very pretty!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 07.16 AMby veryprairie

    Really lovely- the print, the shaping, the whole ensemble is great!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 12.02 AMby beaver

    love the fabric, and great modifications! it looks really good on you:)

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