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linen dress - my variation of Sidonie

Added Mar 14, 2008

by susisonne

Karlsruhe, Germany






When I read about the MiniChallenge, I thought it was time no only following pattern instructions but doing alterations myself. So I decided to make a dress. I didn’t use a lining. I changed the parts of the pattern by adding a part for the top. (I did a how-to so you can see). I also did not use a zipper, so I widened the front and the back part. I also widened the hemline. To have a better fit I sew an elastic inside the waistline. I uses a black satin band to link the front with the back. At last I stitched on two pockets.
I’m proud of my first thing I made without strictly following instructions.

Material Notes

bordeaux colored linen and black satin bands





BurdaStyle for the MiniChallenge! – what a great idea.

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    Jun 24, 2010, 10.57 AMby snikerpims

    Yes you can be proud of this dress ! I’d like to change some models but for the moment, I do not trust in me for that.. Bravo ;)

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    May 22, 2008, 01.10 PMby luzie

    your dress is really cool! i like the pockets, very cute!!!

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    Mar 14, 2008, 06.42 PMby mmmrphs

    Delightful dress. The design is great, and the black with the bordeax is a great combination. Also the two textures work brilliantly together.

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    Mar 14, 2008, 03.34 PMby miss-g

    Its beautiful – the style, the colour and I love the pockets.

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    Mar 14, 2008, 07.26 AMby senasews

    It looks great! at first sight I didn’t recognize thats the sidonie-pattern. I especially like the neckline of the top and the pockets

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