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Toast and jam chic

Added Jun 25, 2014

by cchristie

Northern Ireland...






This dress is like toast. Good on its own, but better with the benefit of jam, in this case a draped skirt.
This dress was pretty straightforward to make and the stretch quality of the fabric means it pretty much forgives anything.
For a simple dress the amount of fabric required is deceptive as both the bodice and skirt are double layered.

Material Notes

Stretch woven fabric.




Garment Type

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    Feb 20, 2015, 10.09 AMby Brahdelt

    I absolutely adore how you combined those two dresses into one beautiful piece of garment, great job!

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    Jul 7, 2014, 07.03 AMby rita61

    Ohhh, nice dress!!!!

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    Jul 4, 2014, 08.14 PMby maggieg5

    lovely dress and looks great on you :0)

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    Jul 1, 2014, 01.48 PMby nrobson

    cute, nice frill detail and checks

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    Jun 30, 2014, 12.15 PMby kat034

    Lovely dress! I love it!

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    Jun 27, 2014, 02.32 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    A very nice dress and a very right decision to change the skirt for this beautiful draped variant which suits you and matches the bodice much better than that magazine’s gathering. You look lovely in it!

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    Jun 27, 2014, 01.59 PMby gtangel

    wow. nice!

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    Jun 27, 2014, 08.04 AMby Noalarm Fakeplastic

    That’s beautiful. The idea is really inspiring.

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    Jun 27, 2014, 05.38 AMby Inga 888

    great combination of the two patterns and love the fabric too! :)

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    Jun 26, 2014, 05.31 PMby yenny lee


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    Jun 25, 2014, 09.56 PMby mishee90

    Lovely dress! Love the peplum frill on the skirt

    I know you didn’t put the frill on the neckline of your dress, but if you had – how does it work? I don’t use burda patterns often & I find the instructions for the frill confusing.. Do I have to use bias tape to finish the edges then add the frill? And is the frill made from cutting bias strips of the same fashion fabric as the dress?? Any help would be really great – thanks !

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      Jun 25, 2014, 10.23 PMby cchristie

      Goodness! Putting a frill on the neckline would be a really good idea, and I think it would be great just made out of bias strips of chiffon or organza and that would give a delicate look. Then it could be sewn as you describe.

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    Jun 25, 2014, 09.52 PMby kisses

    Nice dress and it looks good on

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    Jun 25, 2014, 09.36 PMby Mokara

    Fabulous dress. I like how you combined the top and bottom of 2 different styles.

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      Jun 25, 2014, 10.27 PMby cchristie

      Thanks, combining the two styles worked well and no alteration needed!

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    Jun 25, 2014, 09.28 PMby liliv-1

    Excellent combination of patterns and the fabric choise makes it even better…top marks for this!

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      Jun 25, 2014, 10.25 PMby cchristie

      I think because they are both Burda patterns they marry together well. I don’t need to make any adjustments on the waist at all. It was your version inspired me to get on and make this! Thanks

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    Jun 25, 2014, 09.14 PMby Sasha Werner

    looks great … love the draped plaid!

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      Jun 25, 2014, 10.26 PMby cchristie

      Plaid is a bit unpredictable, but that is a good thing!

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    Jun 25, 2014, 08.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely Christie!! :) Love the colors!!

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    Jun 25, 2014, 08.44 PMby SewNotWork

    love it! thanks for sharing!

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