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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 05-2008-121 (dress)

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Reviewed by:merteuil

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Posted on:5/12/08 1:36 PM

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moushka said... (6/25/08 5:42 PM) Reply
A super-elegant 'little black dress' that looks wonderful on you. Sue
Athene said... (5/21/08 9:26 PM) Reply
Very timeless and elegant. Thank you so much for your review. I may have to give this pattern a try.
Sweetiebop said... (5/18/08 5:36 PM) Reply
I love this dress it looks great on you. Thanks for the review. Look forward to seeing more from you.
EveS said... (5/18/08 2:06 PM) Reply
GORGEOUS dress and nice first review! You sold me on this one. BTW, I don't know if you noticed this or not, but this dress is one of Burda's "tall" offerings in the magazine (for 5'9" and over), so that may be why it seemed longer than in the drawing.
Mahogany Stylist said... (5/16/08 8:28 PM) Reply
Lovely dress.
blue mooney said... (5/15/08 7:50 AM) Reply
This looks absolutely fantastic on you! What a great addition to your closet!
merteuil said... (5/14/08 10:35 AM) Reply
Thank you for all these nice comments! fuzzygalore, I am actually 1,67m tall, and am quite happy with the finished length. I was just a bit surpised becauses the dress seemed shorter to me on the drawing. As for the fabric, it is what we call 'jersey' in French and is a soft knitted fabric. I was less worried about wrinkling than about it taking a bulgy shape after sitting on it. Maybe I needn't have worried, as the lycra would probably have prevented that.
fuzzygalore said... (5/13/08 2:23 PM) Reply
Nice dress. But how tall are you? Burdas are made for women 1,68m tall, and as I'm about that size I find I never have to do any length adjustments, they're totally consistent. I'm also wondering what fabric you're using that you think might wrinkle - don't you mean 'knit' by 'jersey' (if you're from the French-speaking part of Switzerland)? You could sit all week in that and never have a problem..
morzel said... (5/13/08 1:16 PM) Reply
This pattern also got on my list when the issue arrived. It is a beautiful dress!! Well done.
bananaoil said... (5/13/08 9:07 AM) Reply
The dress looks beautiful. I saw your photos, it looks like someone found a good use for those instructions.
Squeezylemon said... (5/13/08 8:20 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress on you! And will be on my "Things to sew when I lose 2 stone" list...........!!
tomed said... (5/13/08 8:18 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress - thanks for the review of this pattern.
Karla Kizer said... (5/13/08 7:50 AM) Reply
Gorgeous, classic, flattering, elegant.....You sure know how to sell a design! Don't rethink your petite adjustment: the raised waist is perfect, so I'm going to do the same thing.
Sigrid. said... (5/13/08 7:06 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress. I'm going to make it this summer for sure, now I've seen your version.
squirrellypoo said... (5/13/08 6:47 AM) Reply
Beautiful! It looks so easy to wear, too!
yorkshire lass said... (5/13/08 3:32 AM) Reply
Oh, gorgeous work. I love this one and its on my very long "to sew" list also. Such an elegant design.
Lori V said... (5/12/08 9:52 PM) Reply
So pretty.
Mahler said... (5/12/08 9:36 PM) Reply
A great dress, with a great fit. You look elegant.
Gelbean said... (5/12/08 9:30 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress.
SandraB said... (5/12/08 8:27 PM) Reply
Lovely, lovely dress. Very elegant.
Caitycat said... (5/12/08 8:05 PM) Reply
Wow, what a great looking dress!
mylittleelephant said... (5/12/08 6:48 PM) Reply
This is sooooo elegant!
cindyann said... (5/12/08 5:59 PM) Reply
That's lovely! Thanks.
blessedtosew said... (5/12/08 5:57 PM) Reply
I am so happy to see that dress made up. I am thinking about making that. I am still in shock over Burda having no pictures with the instructions, but I will survive. It looks absolutely lovely on you. Very classy!!
Diane E said... (5/12/08 4:52 PM) Reply
Gorgeous classic dress. Looks fabulous on you!
AquariJenn said... (5/12/08 4:22 PM) Reply
Very elegant dress.
Twinset said... (5/12/08 3:47 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress, it looks very classy!
nellc said... (5/12/08 3:08 PM) Reply
I agree, elegant is definately the word to describe this dress.
Tez said... (5/12/08 2:35 PM) Reply
Very elegant!
Nancy K said... (5/12/08 2:12 PM) Reply
This is lovely on you. I have it on my very long 'to sew list' so I particularly appreciate the review.
cabinbaby said... (5/12/08 2:09 PM) Reply
Love the dress. Thanks for the review!
MissCelie said... (5/12/08 1:55 PM) Reply
This is on my 'to sew' list. Yours is pretty and elegant too!
VtMartha said... (5/12/08 1:54 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress!
lcavagnolo said... (5/12/08 1:53 PM) Reply
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