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My Burberry nights

Added Aug 27, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






To follow my baby steps on this project, you can click on this link to my blog…

I have had this idea for AGES! Last year, I really got to discover Burberry. I always thought it was an old British lady brand. For umbrellas and trench coats… Then I stumbled on Emma Watson’s campaigns with them, and then I visited their website, and I was caught off guard!

I used a Burda pattern as a base. It appeared back in the May issue (#137). It is plus size too. I like the a-line skirt and simple collar.I used an amazing woolen check fabric for most of the dress, and a cream fabric for the inside folds and the collar. Of course, my new habit is muslins making. It helped so much this time!

I am really proud of my blind hems (the first ones I have made EVER). I also love my buttons made with leftover fabric!

Oh, and I love my hat ;)

Material Notes

Woolen Burberry inspired check fabric for most of the dress

Cream cotton fabric for the inside




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Wool

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    Sep 15, 2010, 02.21 AMby cynth

    awesome awesome awesome! I am starting to reconnect to sewing and you are an inspiration – especially being around a similar size, I am absolutely warmed to see a smart talented spunky gal with a fantastic flare for fashion making her own stuff! I LOVE your blog too…. I agree with others – I think you are going onto big things if you can sew like this already! Inspiring!

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    Aug 28, 2010, 06.20 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear laurwyn! its amazing what you have done here with this “very normal” pattern from burda. you changed it into something highfashion and it works really well on you. i wonder where you will be in a year with your skills, if you continue to learn as quick as you do now!!

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      Aug 28, 2010, 07.11 AMby laurwyn

      Ha! I guess I will still be in The Netherlands ;)
      Thank you!
      My next few projects will help me learn more. Next is a man vest, with complicated pockets…

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    Aug 28, 2010, 12.37 AMby violetsky

    I’m sooo sorry but this kinda reminds me off my old school uniform i use to wear when i was in school in melbourne, though with a much cooler check. You look so great in it, and very young. Love the hat and boots, it makes the outfit uniquely you.

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      Aug 28, 2010, 07.09 AMby laurwyn

      Thanks. I almost like the idea of a uniform… Never had any, that must be why…

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    Aug 27, 2010, 10.20 PMby janene

    What a fantastic dress. And you have finished it so beautifully. I think it helps to watch grannies sewing. Took me a while before I learnt not to ‘cut corners’! The end result is soooo much more pleasing when you take your time and do it properly. Your patience shows… especially if you have only been sewing since April!

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      Aug 27, 2010, 10.31 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you…
      Since I have started my blog, I tend to discover other blogs with people that pay attention to details. It got me going too.

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    Aug 27, 2010, 08.31 PMby nookie

    I went to your link – love your blog. You look way better in your dress than the model did. But then again you are a very funky unique person. Also, I cannot believe you only started sewing in April this year. Did you have sewing skills before then or are you self taught since April? Anyway I am very amazed and I love that you such a vision for your sewing. I am often very lacking in vision although I am working on that. Maybe I should start a blog?!? Anyway… love your work always.

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      Aug 27, 2010, 08.37 PMby laurwyn

      I like having fun with clothing ;)

      When I was little, I used to watch my Grand ma’ sewing things and she just showed me how to do the basic hand stitch. 20 years later, I wanted to make my halloween costume and I improvised without a machine…

      Since april, I have read a LOT of blogs, I and I got a few books that helped a lot and I have learned so much, and I discovered a different world. I have never been as passionate about something before.

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