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Josephine dress

Added Feb 23, 2011

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...






Dress made with Burda pattern 101, Ferbruary 2011. I altered it a bit, I made it a bit looser so that I´m able tu put it on without the zipper (I´m not a fan of zippers in dresses). The fabric has such a romantic name Josephine (I´m not sure it´s suitable for dresses, though..). I´m not sure I love this dress: the neckline is very low and wide, and I don´t know if the waistline is flattering on my short figure (those Burda pictures with tall and slim models are a bit misleading! :) I´m probably going to make this pattern again, but with some alterations. I made size 38 and it fits ok, I think, however it might be sligtly loose in the shoulders – I should have maybe fixed that.

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Material Notes

100% cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Mar 20, 2011, 07.29 AMby serenageo

    I want to make this dress too :) I think that a really narrow belt on your natural waist will look cute.

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    Feb 24, 2011, 12.46 AMby nahoko

    it sometimes happens to me as well not only with Burda pattern, but still it looks cute on you, and I love your Josephine fabric!! :-)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 09.05 PMby yolimba

    Oh, so lovely! :-) I saw this dress in burdasytle magazine but I wasn’t sure about it – so it’s nice to see your creation. It looks much more attractive – did you shorten the skirt? I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong… Anyway – I love it this way, the fabric is beautiful and I like the shoulder area, too (even if I know, what you mean, but it looks really cute) :-)

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      Feb 23, 2011, 10.43 PMby janul

      Thank you! I had very little fabric (and it was a strange width), so I made the skirt with what was left, I didn´t measure anything :). I didn´t read any instructions for the skirt… I probably made it less wide and shorter (it´s just a rectangle).
      I think this is a fabulous pattern for a formal dress. On a formal dress (for a ball etc.) I wouldn´t mind the neckline, big skirt and tight waist… in i.e. black or red…! :)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 04.24 PMby nettevivante

    The fabric is a dream! Actually, I like the shoulder area. Maybe you could really put the waistline a little higher next time. But I think it looks lovely!

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      Feb 23, 2011, 06.55 PMby janul

      thanks! I will surely do that next time… but I thought it´s ok if the dress it´s a bit different :)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 03.47 PMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful fabric! (and dress) Is this a Liberty print?

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      Feb 23, 2011, 06.54 PMby janul

      thank you, it´s not Liberty, unfortunatelly :).

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      Feb 23, 2011, 07.11 PMby carottesauvage

      It looks as good

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    Feb 23, 2011, 12.20 PMby cathyp

    Your fabric is so beautiful! I always find that when a neckline looks cute on a Burda magazine model, it will be much too low cut at the front for me, and often too wide at the shoulders. I am yet to figure out how to make an alteration that fixes both these issues.

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      Feb 23, 2011, 01.08 PMby janul

      thank you! next time I´ll try to fix that, so I´ll see if I´m succesful :)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 11.23 AMby ophelia83

    I had the same problem with the shoulders, but still will use the pattern again too…

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    Feb 23, 2011, 11.01 AMby zranitelna

    Moc hezký vzor. Zrovna taky šiju podle toho střihu a mám podobné problémy :) Do výstřihu asi vsadím kousek bílé krajky nebo volán, aby byl menší. Přidala jsem taky původně trochu víc látky na sukni, ale byla to dost chyba – udělalo mi to hrozný boky a vypadala jsem jak selka. :) Jinak mě v Burdě taky občas trochu štvou, že modelky stojí/sedí v nějaký nemožný póze a šaty nejsou pořádně vidět.

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      Feb 23, 2011, 11.45 AMby janul

      Já jsem látku na sukni tak odhadla (měla jsem málo), ale pak jsem musela ubrat, dělalo to velký zadek :). Já pod to asi budu nosti nějaké tílko…

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