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My Burda x Matthew Williamson dress 09/2012 #134

Added Feb 24, 2015

by ines25

Abidjan, Cote D'...






This dress is really gorgeous, espacially when u use a printed fabric with some geometrical shapes in it. BUT FOR ME , there are many bad points about it.
- If you are short, the dress won’t fit properly. This is what i’ve experienced because i’m 1.60m (means i’m petite). You will need to shorten the dress by the waist area.
-when the dress was over the neck area was way too large for me i don’t know why. I had the sleeves which felt apart like an off-the shoulder dress!! so i had the idea to make some darts at the edge of the neckline to try to gather everything up. the result was like tiny ribs (about 5 or 6)
-the back. the V shape of the back was too deep for me. So i try to put it up, for this i made two diagonal dart near the zip.
-for the hips. i had to enlarge this area because it was a bit tight. i normally wear size 42 , but with this one i had to enlarge so that the dress won’t go back up all the time (by the way this a sign to know if your dress or skirt is too tigh at the hips area or not. At least for me!)

CONCLUSION: this is a beautiful dress with a beatiful structure, but i needed to alter the pattern to have a proper fit. I was lucky the top of the dress was made in a printed fabric that’s why you can barely see the flaws! this is what i’ve experienced, maybe it"ll be different for you! I saw that some didn’t add the wide open pockets, others have added a belt at the waist (maybe to hide the excess of fabric due to a short waitline?) . Anyway, Feel free to do what suits you!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Bridal, Classic, Romantic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Linen

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    Mar 6, 2015, 04.06 PMby sewing fanatic

    looking great!

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      Mar 8, 2015, 06.23 PMby ines25


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    Feb 28, 2015, 11.37 AMby ines25

    Thank you guys s much! glad you liked it! i tried to find the link on website but i couldn’t find it.. This pattern is The Matthew Williamson dress #134 of BurdaStyle 09/2012. try to find it on google or on the other Burda sites maybe you’ll find it. I got mine into the magazine i bought. xo

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    Feb 25, 2015, 09.54 PMby kisses

    Love it….You are certainly rocking this dress

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    Feb 25, 2015, 05.23 PMby cris orange

    looks great, interesting material combination!

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    Feb 25, 2015, 05.22 PMby Mary Athey

    Well done on adjusting this dress pattern as your dress is fabulous x

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    Feb 25, 2015, 02.14 PMby Kasiorist

    awesome! The fabric combination is fantastic.

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    Feb 25, 2015, 11.05 AMby SassyT

    Fabulous! Fabulous! FabulousSSB https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Feb 25, 2015, 10.08 AMby chula123

    I know you had to fiddle around a lot with this to get the right fit, but you succeeded: a fabulous dress! well done!!

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    Feb 25, 2015, 10.08 AMby chula123

    I know you had to fiddle around a lot with this to get the right fit, but you succeeded: a fabulous dress! well done!!

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    Feb 25, 2015, 09.36 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just Fabulous!

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    Feb 25, 2015, 07.43 AMby zrael

    This is a masterpiece ! And you look gorgeous ! (not original, but soooo true !) Could you link the pattern you used, please ?

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    Feb 24, 2015, 11.53 PMby RedBelka

    Gorgeous dress!

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    Feb 24, 2015, 06.57 PMby KannaK

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Feb 24, 2015, 06.31 PMby slmnstyle

    Fabulous dress! I love the lines of the pattern, and the cool pockets. Nice job! What pattern did you use by the way?

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