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Katjusha with Red Ribbon

Added Aug 25, 2012

by Wilkette

Hamburg, Germany






I resized the wonderful Katjusha-Pattern and used some Material I bought in Bangkok – wonderful for Weddings on a hot Summerday, as the Skirt is so amazingly ‘fluffy’…

Material Notes

Cotton for both Layers




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 31, 2012, 03.20 AMby Lainee Richmond

    I’ve never made any clothing before, only quilts and things like that. With the help of a friend who knows how to make clothes, I’m going to be tackling a dress project. I really like the Kaljusha pattern, but it’s listed as a size 4 and I’m a size 14, haha. I saw that you had to resize yours and I’m just wondering how exactly you did that? I’d really appreciate your help!

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      Sep 5, 2012, 07.38 AMby Wilkette

      Uups – sorry for the late Reply!
      Well I am about a Size 10 – so I had to do quite some Resizing to… It was very important for me to make a ‘Test-Piece’ of the Bodice part with some Rest of Material!
      at the Beginning i compared my own Measurements to these of the patterns and simply added them on the sides of each part (don’t forget, that you must add only a little to each piece, so that they sum up to the needed amount of bigger size)
      I sew a rough bodice and adjustet it bit by bit, till i liked the fit (that works better, if you make it a bit too large in the beginning). As the back is elastic, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
      Then I copied the Form of the finished Test-Bodice onto Papier and tadaa: That was my very personal pattern.
      For the skirt you only need to find out the circumference of the part of the Bodice, where you want to attach it and cut a circle skirt according to that – you will find instructions for circle skirts somewhere on Burdastyle.
      By the way: I did not wear the dress with a petticoat but used a stiff cotton-fabric as a second layer in the Skirt, which i found to be sufficient for the look i wanted.

      Well, I hope this advice gives you an Idea about my technique and you could understand my english ;)

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    Aug 25, 2012, 08.45 AMby Mary Athey

    Simply gorgeous xx

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