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The Dress of the Ring:)

Added Jul 28, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






Right at this moment this dress is my favourite (probaly because I finished it in the morning:-)). I really had several sources of inspiration that gathered together in this dress:)
Well, let’s start with the fabric – it’s jersey with which I don’t work often but the projects on this site made by many wonderful crafters encouraged me a lot not to be a coward. Besides, as for the print, in the shop my friend and a shop assistant surely had doubts as for my choice ( I’m glad I didn’t follow anybody’s advice:)). And this year first time in my life I wanted to buy and to wear a ring, of course, it required a special dress:)) Thus all these reasons together broght this dress to life:)
The dress is from Burda 5/2008, #104.

Some piece of advice: the draped part with a buckle is quite a heavy detail so when trying the dress on, decrease the width of it from the top to the waist (on the last picture), in this way it fits better. I also lengthened both the body and the shoulder line otherwise the dress would be disbalanced – the skirt part would be too cumbersome. And I decreased the cut-out for 3 cm to wear this outfit to work.

Material Notes





Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Silk, Tulle

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    Sep 1, 2013, 04.06 PMby nishavinod2009

    Very nice dress and u look beautiful in it..

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    Aug 15, 2013, 01.52 PMby Brahdelt

    I like your choice of fabric. And thank you soooo much for inspiring me! I saw your dress, had a look at other dresses from that Burda’s issue and I wondered how could I miss this one?! :-)

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    Jul 29, 2013, 02.35 PMby Marusya Grace

    Absolutely stunning!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 12.40 PMby kisses

    Another great dress…like the waist details and it fits you

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    Jul 28, 2013, 03.18 PMby rita61

    Nice. Great fit and style.

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    Jul 28, 2013, 03.16 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress, i love the fabric and the waist details gorgeous. its so figure flattering. i’d love this pattern but i don’t have the magazine. maybe ebey eh. x

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      Jul 28, 2013, 06.15 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! I wish I could help you with the pattern.

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    Jul 28, 2013, 01.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    It looks lovely on you! I really like the pattern you have used.

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      Jul 28, 2013, 01.29 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! It really turned out nice! I recommend:)

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    Jul 28, 2013, 01.01 PMby liliv-1

    This highlights your small waist, super flattering! The fabric has a gorgeous print and I ‘m very glad you didn’t follow the advices:) This pattern is one of my favorites, too bad for me that I don’t have the issue (but I think is easy to draft the band, or at least I hope so!). And this dress is one of my favorites of yours, I bet you will have a lot of fun wearing it:)

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      Jul 28, 2013, 01.36 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, thank you, thank you:)) I put it on for making pictures and was wearing up to lunch, only took it off before meal not ot use a bib:) It’s really very comfortable. There is a top in the issue made by the same pattern but with an assymetrical band and I was thinking of making it mostly; but as soon as I saw the fabric, forgot about the top at once and wanted only dress:)

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    Jul 28, 2013, 12.41 PMby bjr99

    Such a pretty dress. The style is perfect for you. The fabric is lovely. You did a fantastic job! Enjoy wearing it!!!

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