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Ready-for-the-office Dress

Added Oct 23, 2012

by Delphine C.

Port Au Prince, ...






As soon as I saw this pattern I decided to make, especially since it was available in size 34 and I didn’t have to grade it down. It’s easy to make, super comfortable to wear (thanks to the panel on the bias) and was definitely a show stopper at the office !

More details and my alterations on my blog !

Material Notes

Wool blend remnants from Paron NYC (I think). I actually had 1 1/2 yards left from a pair of pants I made last year and did not even remember.
Invisible zipper and poly seam binding.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy

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    Aug 17, 2013, 07.14 AMby WillowWickedRad

    I have 2 yards of a dark red cashmere blend that I bought because the price was so good (The things you can find in 3rd world countries!) but I had no idea what I wanted to make… Now I do! So excited! This dress is beautiful. And you look fantastic!

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      Aug 18, 2013, 11.12 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you so much! I’m sure it’s going to look amazing in red!

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    Dec 21, 2012, 12.58 AMby meaganrutkowski

    Absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to make this one. I thought it looked like something I would like from the picture in the magazine – but your picture affirms this! Beautiful work!

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    Nov 2, 2012, 07.12 PMby aniawroblewskijones

    Love the dress and fabric!

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    Nov 1, 2012, 07.17 AMby Isabel Alexander

    You look fab. Lovely figure as well. =]

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    Oct 28, 2012, 03.52 PMby mojo elgin


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    Oct 26, 2012, 12.19 AMby sophie11

    Great job! Do you think if you made it in a stretchy fabric you could avoid putting the zipper in? I"m all for lazy alternatives! Your fabric doesnt look like it has much stretch?

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      Oct 27, 2012, 07.03 PMby Delphine C.

      The neckline is pretty wide to I guess you could avoid the zipper with a knit. I actually believe that somebody else on Burdastyle did that for this pattern…

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    Oct 25, 2012, 09.41 AMby JillStraw

    I love the fabric and the dress looks wonderfu on you! I’ve got this ready to go, as soon as i get a few more necessary notions. I’m using a dark grey/black lightweight wool tweed (I wanted it in a lighter color but wasn’t able to find a fabric I liked with the necessary body etc,). I hope mine turns out nearly as well as yours! Any tips or suggestions I should know before delving in? Congratulations on a stunner!!

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      Oct 25, 2012, 03.20 PMby Delphine C.

      Thanks! My advice would be adjust the center back before putting the zipper in ! Good luck !

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    Oct 24, 2012, 06.05 PMby oinochoe

    You did a Perfect Job! The snowwhite fabric suits very well to this elegant dress! I have to Finish my coat first , before beginning this dress. Fabric is Chosen already!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 03.18 PMby jkaori

    Fantastic dress (love your bag, too)!

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      Oct 25, 2012, 03.20 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you ! (bag is Kate Spade)

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    Oct 24, 2012, 12.24 PMby toupinette

    just great!!!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 08.58 AMby joost52

    This is gorgeous, and the fabric is a perfect choice!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 02.55 AMby godesscpsmom

    Love it. I ordered fabric the other day. Now, I am really inspired. Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

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    Oct 23, 2012, 10.03 PMby ph123

    So lovely! (And you remind me that I have already cut the fabric for this dress and it’s waiting among my UFOs :))

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    Oct 23, 2012, 07.29 PMby BeYou TiFul

    What a gorgeous dress, you look lovely!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 04.38 PMby Inga 888

    Great dress! Stylish city girl look :)

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    Oct 23, 2012, 02.58 PMby carolientje

    lovely dress!!!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 02.50 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    stunning dress and wonderfully made ! BRAVO!!!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 02.45 PMby sewneenee

    Beautiful dress, great styling too! When I saw this pattern my first thought was fabric choice will be so important-yours is perfect. Great work.

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.59 PMby magentaworstblood

    You look stunning!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 12.36 PMby janene

    I did wonder if this would make up good or just look like a mistake. You managed to make it far more stylish than I had imagined. :-)

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    Oct 23, 2012, 12.18 PMby Sylvia Romano

    This dress is amazing!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 09.51 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress. love the fabric. great job x

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    Oct 23, 2012, 09.02 AMby modelmumma

    So classy and love it with those shoes!

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      Oct 23, 2012, 02.43 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you, shoes are from Guess (last year I think).

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    Oct 23, 2012, 04.07 AMby schnui

    Wow, that looks so good on you. I love this pattern and want to make it and I am so pleased you have posted your dress as I like to see a home sewer make one first. You have done a beautiful job of this dress.

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      Oct 23, 2012, 02.41 PMby Delphine C.

      I usually also need to see it made by people to decide if I want to make it or not!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.56 AMby loisvolk

    Your dress is so beautiful and elegant!

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      Oct 23, 2012, 02.41 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you so much, I really like it too!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.48 AMby littleladyluxe


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