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Woman's Party

Added Mar 9, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






I adore this dress!! I made it this Wednesday for a Woman’s day Party and am ready to wear all the days round:)) It took me just a day to sew it including cutting. Very easy and quick to make but the enjoyment to wear is much greater:))
Maybe I like it so much because from the moment of buying fabric and till the moment of having the dress ready there passed only three days!
I think it’s a universal item because is good either for work or for a walk or for a date:)
I used the pattern #123A for a shorter dress but the length is their only difference.

Material Notes

Made of crepe, the fabric is very soft, well-draping, comfortable for wearing. The draped/ruffled half is quite heavy so don’t use too thick fabric.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Other, Rayon, Silk

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    Nov 1, 2015, 05.52 PMby thewallinna

    Ой, яке гарне! Я якраз збираюсь таке саме пошити! Давноооооо хочу носити плаття з запахом, але все нiяк не доходять руки. Сьогоднi вирiшила: або зараз, або нiколи :) Ось, у пошуках натхнень, знайла твiй варiант :) Хочу тюльпанiв!

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      Nov 8, 2015, 06.42 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Дякую, мені ця сукня теж дуже подобається. До того ж вона швидка в пошитті:-)

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    Aug 30, 2013, 02.35 PMby Mazda

    This is so beautiful and looks great on you! I have turkish burda and it isn’t in my language so i have problem with the sewing the tie band in its place!please tell me where is it’s right place.thank you so much pretty lady _

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      Aug 31, 2013, 05.23 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much.
      Go down from shoulder marking 1 along the centre of the front part ( detail #1), then you see marking 2 ( the centre), go on down along the edge and right after the neckhole there are two parallel marks, 4 cm is between them- they are the marks for sewing tie bands.

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    Aug 29, 2013, 01.10 PMby kicciripp

    oh my gosh! this is very pretty! i, too, love the ruffle part (;

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      Aug 30, 2013, 12.28 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! I really think it’s one of my best dresses ever:-)

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    Apr 5, 2013, 10.43 PMby liliv-1

    It’s one of the prettier versions I have seen ( and I have seen a lot) , you managed to give it finesse although in the magazine looked like a robe.

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      Apr 10, 2013, 03.09 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much!
      No, it just looks like a robe on their models:)) I only made a slight fitting at the waist, decrease for one size. I think the softness of the fabric is important, it has to hug not to keep shape.

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    Mar 31, 2013, 07.14 PMby claudinka

    Not only the dress looks great. YOU look great in it, fits you like a glove, that dress is made for you.

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      Apr 4, 2013, 06.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! Not very often such compliments are heard. But actually, I agree with you:)))))
      And I really like the dress. It’s a right thing in right time and in a right place.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 12.38 PMby Ivanamania

    Just gorgeous!

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    Mar 10, 2013, 07.53 PMby Kim Mullins

    oh that is just lovely! i shall have to make one now! Like you i tend to have to butcher the patterns to get a better fit! I always find it interesting to read how other people alter their patterns. its helpful to get alteration tips. its wonderful to see some one look so happy and confident, and timelessly elegant.

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    Mar 10, 2013, 05.18 PMby Inga 888

    great dress, I can see how it can quickly become fave part of the wardrobe :)

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    Mar 10, 2013, 06.51 AMby Sewindubai

    This is so beautiful, I would love to make it myself. Did you have to do a fba.

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      Mar 10, 2013, 10.05 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! I really recommend it, very quick and easy project.
      What is “fba”?

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      Mar 10, 2013, 02.26 PMby Sewindubai

      A fba is when you have to slice the pattern and alter it to accommodate a larger bust size

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      Mar 10, 2013, 06.28 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      No, I usually make changes in patterns from Burda but not for bust, I use size 40, it’s enough for my bust.
      I broaden an armhole for front and back to size 42, then decrease the line to the waist size 40 and increase again for hips and use a sleeve for size 42. I also make a shorter back. It’s hard to explain but I’ll try.
      From the top of centre back I mark 1.5 cm down , put the paper pattern to this new mark for center back neckhole and the end of a shoulder for size 40 and then draw a new line for a neckhole and shoulder. This way the patten fits me and I avoid slouching back.

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    Mar 10, 2013, 12.45 AMby jacquipardue

    Very lovely dress. I can see why you would want to wear it all the time—it is splendid.

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    Mar 9, 2013, 11.30 PMby Mary Athey

    This is just gorgeous.on you, the colours so lovely and rich and what great draping x

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      Mar 10, 2013, 09.59 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! It’s really a very harmonic dress, maybe that’s why I’m so happy wearing it!

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    Mar 9, 2013, 06.49 PMby kihli

    Beautiful, I love it, especially in that great blue color!

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      Mar 10, 2013, 09.58 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much!
      Actually the colour inspired me!

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    Mar 9, 2013, 05.06 PMby SassyT

    I love this. The ruffle part is fab.

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    Mar 9, 2013, 11.27 AMby lolacouture

    This dress look so pretty on you !

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