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Weekend Savior Dress

Added Nov 15, 2009

by nettie

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This dress saved my weekend. It turned it from a ‘boring stay in all weekend’ weekend to a “made a fabulous dress” weekend!!

Pattern: Burda 06/2009, Dress 107
Fabric: Sueded Twill in Navy
$1.95 a yard!!

This dress cost about $6, including the cost of thread. That is madness.

My seam ripper was totally my BFF on this project, mostly for avoidable mistakes made when I was zipping along too quickly.
I am happy with everything, except the finishing on the inside collar. I still need to tuck the raw edge under, but I’m calling her DONE!

Material Notes

Sueded Twill, thread, blood sweat and tears ;0)




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic

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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.07 PMby gtangel


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    Jan 2, 2010, 04.59 PMby nettie

    Thanks so much for you compliments! I really appreciate them!

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    Jan 2, 2010, 10.09 AMby ninaribena


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    Dec 23, 2009, 04.39 AMby benew

    from what I can see, very very nice.

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    Nov 19, 2009, 10.27 PMby lovelyelement

    very nice on your

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    Nov 17, 2009, 05.20 PMby carottesauvage

    Amazing, the fabric looks crisp and enhance the pleats………….Blissssssssfully :) Great one!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 04.32 PMby hajnika

    Looks great this belted dress,I like it very much! I like that blue colour too.

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.13 AMby nettie

    Thanks so much everyone!!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 01.32 AMby sewneenee

    really have to agree with everyone here, your dress is fabulous!! I’ve been thinking about this one for awhile, it is nice to see it on a real person, now I am sold!!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 01.57 AMby tallykay

    ohhhh i love this dress. You did a beautiful job on it. I want one. Thanks for posting. Keep it all up!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 11.49 PMby nerissas

    Looks so chic & comfy! Excellent job. I love navy – It is such a sophisticated color!!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 11.30 PMby nettie

    Thanks so much everyone! Fabric.com’s $1.95 section is a dream.

    I love this enough to make a second one for sure!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 11.11 PMby nettie

    Thanks so much everyone! Fabric.com’s $1.95 section is a dream.

    I like this enough to make a second version, too!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 10.19 PMby ink

    This dress is fantastic! I can’t say enough about it!!!!!!!!!! You look gorgeous in it and I love the lines. Really tres chic! Great job…. and I think that I would really love to make it ~ ~!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 10.10 PMby kquade

    looks wonderful, definitely looks like it cost you more than 6 dollars!! great job :)

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    Nov 15, 2009, 10.01 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very nice! The color looks great on you. I made this myself too, I liked the result so much, that I made a second version.

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    Nov 15, 2009, 09.34 PMby nettie

    Thanks so much!

    It really did save my weekend. Especially after failing at Vogue 8280, it’s too big ;(

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    Nov 15, 2009, 09.08 PMby haniini55

    That looks fabolous! Suites you perfect. Nice job!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 08.54 PMby samlee

    I love the shape of this dress! Good job!!!!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 08.45 PMby Jodi Wade

    great dress! what you wrote has convinced me that as soon as i get home tonight from work i have to do some sewing so that my weekend hasn’t just been all work!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 08.37 PMby sewella


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