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Added Mar 20, 2016

by SueMH

Tauranga, New Ze...






I have had this silk cotton forever and thought it needed a life, but I could never really find the right pattern. I had kind of wondered why I had bought it. Maybe a blonde moment. The shift pattern is on my to do list for winter so this was really a trial run before I cut into any fabric too expensive. I made a couple of changes, no sleeves, facings replaced the lining, I put in a side zip instead of at the back. I made the little jacket from a Style Arc pattern at the last minute. I’m happy with both now. The dress is a lovely shape and I’m looking forward to doing a winter version of it now!

Material Notes

Silk cotton spandex, 40cm invisible zip, interfacing.
Polyester knit.




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 24, 2016, 07.02 PMby diyclothesnet

    You look wonderful! The dress is absolutely lovely.

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    Apr 21, 2016, 03.16 PMby Stacyco

    Elegant cut of dress. You looks great.

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      Apr 23, 2016, 08.21 PMby SueMH

      Thank you Stacy, kind of you to say.

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    Apr 13, 2016, 03.28 AMby sewing fanatic

    a graceful elegant dress Sue, lovely print too =P

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      Apr 23, 2016, 08.19 PMby SueMH

      Thanks so much Nadia.

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    Apr 9, 2016, 09.06 AMby Inga 888

    beautiful fabric, sometimes it takes time to find the right pattern :) dress fits perfect!

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      Apr 9, 2016, 10.17 AMby SueMH

      Thank you so much Inga, I’m happy with it now. Have had that fabric for a few years tho!

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    Mar 30, 2016, 11.55 PMby Haylee Atkinson

    This is so pretty!! I love the print of the fabric, so summer-y and pretty. I love that it’s silk too. I can’t believe you made that jacket too, so pretty and it goes super well with the dress too. So cute, excellent job!

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      Mar 31, 2016, 06.54 PMby SueMH

      Thankyou for your kind comments Haylee. Congrats to you on being featured. Well deserved for such a beautiful dress.

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    Mar 28, 2016, 07.52 AMby bellifontaine

    Lovely dress! I like the fit and the fabric that you chose. Brown cardigan is such a nice addition too!

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      Mar 29, 2016, 09.27 AMby SueMH

      Thankyou so much for your kind compliments.

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    Mar 26, 2016, 03.49 PMby Mokara

    Both pieces are wonderful. It’s a great fit. Well done!!

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      Mar 27, 2016, 08.09 PMby SueMH

      Thank you so much Mokara kind of you to say.

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    Mar 26, 2016, 02.35 PMby RedBelka

    Great dress and cardigan! Well done!

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      Mar 27, 2016, 08.07 PMby SueMH

      Thanks so much Olga, nice of you to say.

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    Mar 24, 2016, 03.34 PMby TyMarie

    Very nice dress! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of the BurdaStyle.com homepage this week. :)

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      Mar 25, 2016, 05.38 AMby SueMH

      Thank you so much TyMarie, nice surprise!!

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    Mar 23, 2016, 04.03 PMby DonnaH21

    Great dress! The cardi coordinates nicely, but just FYI, the dress reads as blue with accents of coral (at least on my screen) and brown (and I can’t tell the 3rd accent – either white or pale blue?).

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      Mar 24, 2016, 02.10 AMby SueMH

      Thanks for your kind comments, the colours are more turquoise blue, bright orange, brown and white. Crazy combo but I’m glad I’ve finally made it up.

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    Mar 22, 2016, 10.40 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Beautiful shape! Very flattering dress!

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      Mar 24, 2016, 02.08 AMby SueMH

      Thank you Elpida.

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    Mar 22, 2016, 08.07 AMby chula123

    wonderful outfit! love both the dress and cardi very much! I was tempted about that dress pattern, but there is just not enough time to do every thing I am tempted with :-)) Looking forward to your winter version now.

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      Mar 24, 2016, 02.08 AMby SueMH

      Thankyou Chula, you should try it. It’s fitted but you can easily move in it because of the flick at the hem:)

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    Mar 21, 2016, 05.35 PMby liliv-1

    Beautiful outfit. The dress looks very chi and flattering for your figure.

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      Mar 21, 2016, 06.35 PMby SueMH

      Thanks liliv. This Burda pattern is such a nice shape, I will make it again.

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    Mar 21, 2016, 10.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Looove your dress!! perfect jacket too :)

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      Mar 21, 2016, 06.33 PMby SueMH

      Thanks Ellen I’m happy with it now. I think the brown background in the material was putting me off making it up.

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      Mar 24, 2016, 02.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats to be featured!!

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      Mar 25, 2016, 05.37 AMby SueMH

      Thanks Ellen, nice surprise!

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    Mar 21, 2016, 06.46 AMby Maria Hayek

    I do like the dress on you, fits you nicely. Cool cardigan too :)

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      Mar 21, 2016, 06.31 PMby SueMH

      Thanks Maria, yes I will make that cardi again, it was so quick. All overlocker with rolled hems.

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    Mar 20, 2016, 09.18 PMby Mary Athey

    Love both pieces and they work so well together. Your sleeveless version of the dress is lovely x

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      Mar 21, 2016, 06.30 PMby SueMH

      Thankyou Mary. The background in the dress is brown so needed a brown cardi too, cooling down here now sadly!

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