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BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2007-125 (Cocktail dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:liliv
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Posted on:11/4/13 11:00 AM
Last Updated:11/6/13 10:47 AM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2007-125 by liliv

BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2007-125 by liliv  BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2007-125 by liliv  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
This is vintage cocktail dress, a reproduction of an original pattern from Burda's October 1958 magazine. The off shoulder bodice is fitted and has kimono sleeves with underarm gussets. The skirt is tulip and has a petticoat to hold its puffy shape. The technical drawing of this pattern is here

Pattern Sizing: 34-42, I traced 36 and it was perfect when I made it. Now I am 38 at the waist area so it is a little tight, but the fabric is stretch so everything is ok

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes it is exactly as I was expecting.

My version: here

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't read them. The only thing I could figure out on my own were the gussets. I found several tutorials about gussets on the web.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the vintage style of this pattern, it's my favourite style of dress. The fitted kimono sleeves with the gussets are very flattering and adorable. The bodice has a very cute pleat at the top and the neckline is sexy but not very nacked. I think that the whole bodice creates the illusion of a more hourglass figure. I also love the tulip skirt although I didn't add the petticoat so it isn't so voluminus.

Fabric Used:
stretchy satin

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the center front neckline 2cm higher, because it was too low. I didn't put the petticoat because I wanted a simpler style. I also put a side invisible zipper by hand.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have already sewn again:P. I think that I will use it 3nd time but in a different way. I think that this pattern is very versatile and somebody can create lots of styles from it. Of course I recommend it, it's an adorable vintage piece. I recommend the whole 11/2007 issue if you can find it.

Conclusion: I love this pattern!
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beth5646 said...
Wow! Gorgeous.
11/4/13 11:22 AM
mnitts said...
Absolutely love it!
11/4/13 11:50 AM
Rhoda K said...
So beautiful!
11/4/13 1:10 PM
Marie-Claude said...
GORGEOUS! What a beautiful dress!
11/4/13 1:13 PM
SewWil said...
Gorgeous dress! Looks wonderful on you.
11/4/13 4:11 PM
madbadger said...
Perfectly fitted!
11/4/13 6:24 PM
marec said...
what a great LBD!
11/4/13 7:11 PM
Barbara V said...
Such a pretty dress and lovely style on you. All of your pictures look great too! I'm going to check to see if I have the 11/2007 issue...hope so!
11/4/13 8:40 PM
QuiltSewSewSue said...
11/4/13 10:06 PM
cleverkitty said...
Beautiful dress and pictures!!!!
11/5/13 8:00 AM
liliv said...
Thank you all ladies for the kind comments!
11/5/13 12:23 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Beautiful as always!! It looks amazing!
11/5/13 1:52 PM
DebJ said...
What a beautiful dress and a beautiful woman. I love reading about your sewing adventures and you have such great taste for what fits you.
11/5/13 8:12 PM
HRigg said...
Lovely dress. Like the shape.
11/6/13 3:50 AM
1SewSweet said...
Really pretty on you!
11/6/13 5:08 AM
Nicole Bacon said...
Lovely dress!
11/6/13 7:37 AM
canei said...
11/6/13 8:33 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
So elegant and classic! I love this portrait neckline on you.
11/7/13 2:10 PM
grays08 said...
Not that's a cocktail dress! Love it!
11/7/13 4:16 PM
Amanda.Claire said...
Beautiful dress!!
11/7/13 9:01 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Wow, love this and is pretty on you!
11/8/13 9:20 PM
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