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shari dress

Added Nov 7, 2007

by juliamomo

Oakland, Califor...






i have adored this dress since i first saw it posted to the site. i love the piping! the yoke provides a great opportunity to mix together fun patterns. i chose two silks – nice thick fabric with woven patterns. they worked quite well with this dress. constructing the dress was sometimes challenging, but enjoyably so. the lining helped me hone my invisible stitch skills! the fit is pretty excellent. it’s quite fitted through the shoulders… i might use a woven with some spandex if i were to make this dress again because i have rather broad shoulders. my only issue with the pattern is that if you follow the markings for the gathers at the bust, it’s all bunched up toward the center and it creates this funky boob effect. or maybe it’s just me. in any case, i was able to adjust the gathers to my liking. overall, i love this dress!

Material Notes

wool & silk




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    Apr 8, 2008, 07.52 PMby devonshire

    That looks gorgeous. Love the fabric choice.

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    Jan 14, 2008, 05.36 AMby lybu

    Beautifull dress! I like the fabric’s combination

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    Dec 14, 2007, 06.24 AMby kuutydruk

    I really like your version of this dress. I’m planning to sew myself also this dress. But first i need to finish one other Burda dress :) I like your’s a LOT :) Good work!

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    Nov 12, 2007, 04.50 AMby katrin7

    this is a very beautiful dress! I love the fabric you used for the yoke and the piping!

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    Nov 9, 2007, 12.15 PMby juliamomo

    about the yoke/bust – it fits me right under the bust, though it creeps up a little. anyone who’s bigger than an A or B cup would probably need to make some adjustments. i really don’t know what this would involve, as obviously this has never been an issue for me! :) i think you’re on the right track with lengthening the bodice. good luck with that! and thanks all for the comments!

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    Nov 9, 2007, 09.27 AMby christine-1

    LOVE it! wow, this really makes me want to start my own this weekend, I’ve been planning to do it for weeks. great job!

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    Nov 9, 2007, 05.04 AMby mindycen

    ooo Immule just gave me this site on my forum post about pant legs, but they also have one for bust adjustments. http://www.isew.co.uk/sewing_techniques/adjusting_bodices-c-00429.htm

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    Nov 9, 2007, 04.43 AMby mindycen

    I agree ViVi! I feel like the pattern may need ajusting for those of us with bigger busts. Anyone have any ideas on how to adjust patterns to different bust size without having to go to next size up?

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    Nov 9, 2007, 12.50 AMby violent-violet

    Love it! I haven’t made a Shari yet but I’m a bit confused as to whether to yoke is supposed to sit across the bust or right under the bust? I imagine the gathers would look more flattering on me if the bodice was lengthened a bit and the yoke was below the bust, but I might be wrong.

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    Nov 7, 2007, 03.41 AMby nikkishell

    It’s gorgeous!

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    Nov 7, 2007, 02.46 AMby fashion1

    great fabric combination! looks nice on you, good job!

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    Nov 7, 2007, 01.54 AMby majnets3s


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    Nov 6, 2007, 11.50 PMby amarie

    I second that! Has a modern look to it.

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    Nov 6, 2007, 07.58 PMby nora

    Wow, the color combination you’ve chosen is truly beautiful. I am so impressed. It looks so elegant!

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