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Variation on BWOF 119b

Added Jan 19, 2010

by juliam

Northampton, Uni...






I liked the pattern so much I made another but this is a variation. I’ve dropped the front pleated panel to create a square neckline and make the dress more pinafore style. This will mean a blouse sits better underneath.
i inverted the box pleat down the centre front and lengthened the dress by around 7-8cm,

Material Notes

This time the dress is in a mid grey pinstripe cashmere again by Ermengildo Zegna. I’ve lined in a pink/lilac soft lining.




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    Jan 30, 2010, 11.34 PMby brooklynstitch

    Great version! I’m going to follow your lead and make the neckline this way so it’s a little less prim. I’ve got 2 technical questions for you that’ll help me as I make mine: 1. How did you do the lining when you altered the center piece? My second question is a little more convoluted but I can’t make sense out of Burda’s directions. 2. When you sew the side front/side front skirt panel combo to the center front with the pleats. It says “Stitch abutting lines and pleat fold lines together from upper edges to marking. Baste below marking”. Does this basting get ripped out so the pleat hangs free below the mark like the others? If so how do you sew the seam together below the mark after you’ve taken out the basting?If you understand what I’m talking about please write me back… Once again- Super Job- love it!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 06.07 PMby kosmika

    You live in a ‘fabric paradise’.. I’m green with envy :) Very nice variation of a cute pattern, i like it very much!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 01.08 AMby ink

    So lovely! I love the ‘softness’ of the fabric (despite the masculine the overtones), the fabric is so feminine along with your pleating makes this dress so, so beautiful!

    Your tailoring is impeccable, and your so lucky to have access to E.Zegna fabric!

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      Jan 21, 2010, 10.38 AMby juliam

      I was surprised at how rare the fabric is but even I don’t get much of it. I don’t keep it all for me honest!

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