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Kristen Scooped

Added May 21, 2010

by duckiemonster

Wales, United Ki...






Never a fan of high necklines, as they make my boobs appear to start under my chin, this minor variation on Kristen looks fabulous on us curvier ladies.

Only one front ruffle because I’m lazy. Skirt front and back pieces reversed; this was accidental on the muslin, but I liked the fit so much I retained it in the finished piece.

Material Notes

Linen-look cotton, cotton lawn.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Apr 11, 2011, 07.10 PMby tortilladesigns

    Super cute! Purple is my favorite color so I’m really digging it. I hope you were able to get the ink out after you washed.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 02.15 PMby duckiemonster

    Tragedy has befallen this dress; on first washing, the purple has run and dyed the white background of the dots. Salvage attempt will be made, but I just don’t think it’ll be wearable again. Boo hoo!

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      Aug 2, 2010, 05.22 PMby soaringviola

      Oh no! Sorry for that girl! I also never wash my fabrics before sewing them together although everybody says, but I´m too lazy… But maybe I should try to change myself…

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    Jun 23, 2010, 01.26 AMby heartspun

    I absolutely love this. This may be the one and only Burda Plus pattern that I actually buy!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 05.24 PMby mirarisek

    I’m curious about reversing the front and back skirt pieces. Can you elaborate on that a bit? Like what about it made it fit better for you? Beautiful work, btw. Love the colours.

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      Aug 2, 2010, 02.14 PMby duckiemonster

      I think the pattern is designed so there are two slim darts on the back and one larger one on the front. I could be wrong.

      Anyway. I’ve got a fairly scooped back with a sticky-out bottom, and the one dart bit seemed to fit my shape well at the back, so I left it that way around.

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    May 23, 2010, 05.41 PMby littlecottondresses

    Better under the chin than at the waist… :D

    I do like your version better with the scoop neck. and the printed lining & front ruffle.

    Nice work!

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      May 24, 2010, 09.38 PMby duckiemonster

      Absolutely… one should endeavour to keep the girls pointing forwards at all times!

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    May 23, 2010, 06.58 AMby louisebarbara

    I love the spotty fabric, the colours are great.

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    May 21, 2010, 10.48 PMby Chicky C

    super cute, love the fabric choices

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    May 21, 2010, 06.32 PMby threadsquare

    Oooh, love the scoop neck on the Kristen! Great restyle.

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    May 21, 2010, 01.50 PMby escorpio

    Great restyle of the dress. I agree that high necklines don’t look too good on women with larger chests. I love the colours as well.

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    May 21, 2010, 01.39 PMby jaimesews

    love the lining! Looks well made, good job!

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    May 21, 2010, 01.22 PMby sewella

    Fabulous! I like the pattern and you’ve chosen a great combination of fabric for it!

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    May 21, 2010, 12.42 PMby laurwyn

    This dress looks gorgeous! I love the lining(in and out). The colors are so nice!!! I would love to try it! Do youu know where I could find the pattern?

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      May 21, 2010, 01.45 PMby duckiemonster

      The pattern is from this website (Burda’s Kristen Plus; there’s a link to it up on the right of the page there). Thoroughly recommended, even if you do need to print it out at home.

      Instead of the front being a high neck with a collar, I cut a scoop from the mark on the pattern for their neck opening up towards the shoulder. I’d recommend making your muslin with a high neck, then drawing your desired scoop on it before using those pieces for your pattern :)

      Lining pieces were cut from the same pattern and stitched right-side to right-side along the neckline before turning and top-stitching. Sleeves and lining were turned under and basted, then top-stitched.

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