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My first sewing dissapointment - almost

Added Dec 18, 2011

by step-van-b

Aux, Germany






I started sewing the cowl dress pattern 116 from Burda 08/2011 but the shoulder part looked horrible on me. When my sewing teacher saw it, she was so kind to help me modifying it. Now it’s sleeveless and looks way better. Glad that she made this possible because otherwhise this would have been my personal sewing night mare ;-).




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    Jan 4, 2012, 06.10 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Great when a negative turns into a positive – like this dress. That’s what is so great about sewing. It never has to be finished until you’re happy with it!

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      Jan 4, 2012, 09.33 PMby step-van-b

      Thank you for your comment. I absolutely agree.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 12.27 AMby deft

    Your disappointment turned out really great in the end. i like it:)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 09.31 AMby A Sewing Architect

    Looks great without the sleeves, too! I kept the sleeves and it worked out fine.

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      Dec 19, 2011, 11.07 PMby step-van-b

      Danke! Would love to see your version.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 07.10 PMby heatherrique

    Fab looking dress!

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      Dec 18, 2011, 08.55 PMby step-van-b

      Thanks heatherrique.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 07.08 PMby Irina Schwab

    love your version!

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      Dec 18, 2011, 08.55 PMby step-van-b

      Thank you Irina.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.57 PMby patti-r

    Love your version of the dress and the fabric color, looks chic, great job!!

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      Dec 18, 2011, 08.55 PMby step-van-b

      Thank you Patti. Glad you like it.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.30 PMby chula123

    I think this looks great. love what you have done with the sleeves, good job. As a matter of fact, just finished this dress myself today and my sleeves don’t look anything like the ones in the magazine. So as you can see, you are not the only one :-)) LG

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      Dec 18, 2011, 08.54 PMby step-van-b

      Thank you Chula. Interesting to hear that I’m not the only one :-). Looking forward to seeing your version. LG

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.37 PMby Couture Academic

    If you hadn’t said it I wouldn’t have known! It looks great!

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