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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 12-2008-103 

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Posted on:9/6/13 2:01 PM
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liliv said... (9/12/13 4:16 AM) Reply
I'm still waiting for the excuse to sew this pattern! It's a great dress, very stylish and elegant!
prostheticsgirl said... (9/8/13 12:40 PM) Reply
Thanks divabuddha! Yes the fabric for my sis-in-law's wedding is a gorgeous olive green dupioni. I opted to make something a bit different than this dress and am waiting for the pics back from the photographer since I didn't get any at the wedding. Hope to post those soon!
usbeckers said... (9/7/13 1:00 PM) Reply
The dress looks nice. Nice work.
divabuddha said... (9/7/13 11:13 AM) Reply
I ADORE this shape on you. I will say that I'm a 5'8" broad shouldered girl myself, and I actually tend to favor strapless and asymmetrical necklines. (My mom always tells me the things we don't like are often the best parts...I opt to trust my mom and show off the shoulders). I seem to recall that your duipioni is a rich green. Is that right? I think that dress shape in that color against your skin tone would be smashing.
grey ann said... (9/7/13 9:48 AM) Reply
I think you look so nice in this! Agree with sewingcanary. And I think the pleats on thefront of the skirt wouldhave looked good, too.
Jstarr4250 said... (9/7/13 8:08 AM) Reply
I agree- the pleat detail is beautiful and the color is sensational. Sewingcanary sounds very knowledgable with her suggestions. Great idea to use the sari silk on the inside!
Dale C said... (9/7/13 1:53 AM) Reply
I love the pleat detail on the shoulder. And it looks great on you.
SewLibra said... (9/7/13 0:25 AM) Reply
This dress looks great and I would love to own it! I also have wide shoulders and rib cage, so I always consider my body type and think about what will look good (or horrible) on me. I probably would have thought this pattern would not work for me, but seeing it on you maybe it could! Thanks for the review.
21wale said... (9/6/13 9:31 PM) Reply
Wow, this is really lovely!
sewingcanary said... (9/6/13 5:25 PM) Reply
It looks nice. I think the wide shoulder strap works great. If it were narrow, then your shoulders would look big. This way they don't. If you were to take out a wedge from the back centre, tapering out to nothing at the side seam line and add a smidge to the width of the back bodice, I think it would eliminate the pull lines and pucker, making the back lay smoother. In other words, shorten the centre of back of the bodice, but not all the way across. It can be surprising how adding a smidge of width can smooth out wrinkles and pull lines. There's a good chance it would also eliminate the little issue you had about the way the back neckline sits. It's very attractive. If you are comfortable, I say go with it! Just stay away from making the shoulder strap narrower. Cheers!
ArtAttack said... (9/6/13 4:53 PM) Reply
This looks sensational on you! Love it.
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