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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 06-2007-139 (Dress)

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Posted on:9/1/08 9:27 AM
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moushka said... (1/14/09 2:12 PM) Reply
What a happy ending for your saga. Your granddaughter looks terrific in your dress, the contrast buttons and tights make it very modern. Sorry you didn't get to enjoy it, but I'm sure she will!
said... (1/14/09 7:25 AM) Reply
What a lovely ending! You must be very gratified, and I hope that your granddaughter will enjoy wearing the dress. Mina
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lilyofthevalley said... (1/13/09 1:57 PM) Reply
Your granddaughter looks very pretty and stylish in this dress that didn't work at all for you. Isn't that wonderful? I think it's just as important to review those garments/patterns that disappoint us, so thanks for this review. -Lily
nicegirl said... (1/13/09 1:26 PM) Reply
Great save with the shortening, casual rolled sleeves, open neck with interesting buttons and cami underneath. Your DG is quite the stylist! It's a shame about this pattern. I admired it in the magazine, but dropped waists can be verrrrry touchy.
sew2006 said... (1/13/09 10:41 AM) Reply
Your DG looks very happy in your dress, I'm sure she'll get compliments when she wears it. Nice job!
Em's Summer said... (1/13/09 9:32 AM) Reply
I love it when wadders turn out not to be wadders after all! Your DG looks great in the dress! Great job!
renren said... (1/13/09 8:05 AM) Reply
The black buttons were a great idea for the save. They bring more interest to the top(bodice?) part of the dress and along with the black leggings really pull together the look very nicely!
blue mooney said... (1/13/09 7:40 AM) Reply
What a shame it didn't work out. It does look really cute on your granddaughter, though! Always good to see an honest review when a project doesn't work out.
Jatman said... (1/13/09 6:24 AM) Reply
That is adorable with the leggings! Nice save!
tweedcurtain said... (9/1/08 1:27 PM) Reply
What a shame as your workmanship looks great. Can you shorten it to wear as a blouse?
Beek said... (9/1/08 10:41 AM) Reply
It's definitely the Burda Pattern designer who is at fault here. You are right, the dropped waist does not work well with this particular style. Thanks for the review!
dbsewer said... (9/1/08 9:38 AM) Reply
It appears from the photo that the fabric is rather thin as your dressform shows through. The dropped waist, which seems low even for a dropped waist, doesn't seem to go design-wise with the shirtwaist collar. But it looks like you did a nice job in constructing it. Maybe if you take the waist up a couple of inches and proportion the sleeves more this dress will work, but it may need a lining in the bodice, which is easy to do.
 
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