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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 05-2009-125 (Dress with ribbon trim)

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Posted on:6/8/09 9:26 PM
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Mary Nanna said... (8/23/09 0:05 AM) Reply
Your version of this dress is totally chic and you inspired me to give it a crack! Did you see on the pattern the slash mark on the sleeve to insert a sleeve vent? That is how you get the sleeve band to button over to the other side. The placket sewn up the vent creates a lapped cuff. Thanks for the heads up.
valerie sews said... (8/1/09 4:21 AM) Reply
Cute dress and I love love love the photo. At first I thought it was someone walking their dog in Paris!
MarnieS said... (7/31/09 1:34 PM) Reply
I never noticed this dress in the magazine. Your version makes me want to sew it! Very good job! Love the fabric choice!
mylittleelephant said... (6/12/09 5:29 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! I wasn't sure if I should before but you pushed me to add this pattern to my sew list, thank you so much for the review, you look so so chic!
amy in mpls said... (6/12/09 5:05 PM) Reply
This is just about the freaking cutest dress Ive ever seen! I love it, love it, and your photoshoot with the dog... too cute!
meli88a said... (6/10/09 10:03 PM) Reply
WOW. your dress is a million times better looking than the version in the magazine.
Beek said... (6/10/09 1:59 PM) Reply
So fabulously FORTIES! I love this style and I also love the pooch! I need a dress while walking my pup! Great review.
rsersh said... (6/10/09 11:31 AM) Reply
This is just such a great review and the project is totally drool-worthy! Inspiration!
Christas said... (6/10/09 9:32 AM) Reply
I have been admiring this pattern in the magazine for a long time. Your version is absolutely WONDERFUL! Fantastic job of sewing!
graustark said... (6/9/09 8:50 PM) Reply
Whoa, thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement! I read many of your sewing blogs, and find them really inspiring.

peaudane -- I used two of those cardboard reels of ribbon ... not sure how much is on a reel. I think I had maybe six inches left over!

LindsayT -- thanks for the tip on the petersham ribbon: I will definitely be ordering some. The stuff I used was like sewing snakes! I saw a woman wearing a paneled skirt with ribbon along the panel seams .... that would be fun to try ...

On the photos ... we just took tons of them and kept only the best. I'm really more of a film photographer, but this is one place where digital really has the advantage!
Kellie R. said... (6/9/09 7:56 PM) Reply
Your dress is lovely! You look timeless wearing it - it's such a great style on you. Great job!
vivianna said... (6/9/09 7:07 PM) Reply
Great job! The dress is fabulous and looks perfect on you.
Edris said... (6/9/09 6:10 PM) Reply
Your dress looks great! Good for you going for what you like and not letting your skill level deter you!
Tez said... (6/9/09 5:50 PM) Reply
Awesome dress!
Michele Lommasson said... (6/9/09 5:12 PM) Reply
Fun review to read. You and Dinky are quite a pair. Your dress looks nice and not at all bargain as implied by "cheap 50% off cotton." Nice job! I'm glad you're tackling projects that you perceive to be a little above your level of expertise: the results are clearly worth it.
sewbehind said... (6/9/09 11:27 AM) Reply
What lovely pictures. Great dress. If it were not for your surroundings, I could imagine you wearing this in Paris. Just had that look to me.
crisford said... (6/9/09 11:05 AM) Reply
What a fun dress! Looks like you did a fabulous job, the details add so much.
nicegirl said... (6/9/09 10:50 AM) Reply
Totally fabulous dress! I'm going to have to look up the line drawing as soon as I get home because I don't remember anything that awesome in the magazine.
Marji said... (6/9/09 10:08 AM) Reply
That is a fabulously attractive dress. Love your picture styling too. Great combo of color/fabric/trim.
Sallygirl said... (6/9/09 9:52 AM) Reply
What a cute dress!!! I love the log book too -- great idea!
carolynw said... (6/9/09 8:26 AM) Reply
Love this - you look wonderful and love the photography - dress in action!!
Ronda Rae said... (6/9/09 8:08 AM) Reply
I second sewing what you want/like. Your skill level will improve tremendously as long as you go slow and do exactly what you did--go to the experts' websites and find out! This is a great dress and the pictures are great, too. Now- on to the next project!
renren said... (6/9/09 6:29 AM) Reply
The dress, the composition of the photographs, and Dinky's little tail puff--it's all just too much!!! Wonderful!
SusiM said... (6/9/09 1:42 AM) Reply
Wow! What a high-fashion dress! You carry the haute couture look very well. Striking and beautiful.
Em's Summer said... (6/9/09 1:06 AM) Reply
This has vintage lines! It's just beautiful! And what fun pics! Great review!!!
katharin said... (6/9/09 1:05 AM) Reply
You look fabulous in your dress! It's so chic. Great fabric and trim choice. And the photos are cool.
Twinset said... (6/9/09 0:48 AM) Reply
Great dress, your pics are very interesting and so is the review! Thanks!
Nancywin said... (6/9/09 0:46 AM) Reply
This is a great dress and you did such a nice job! Now I'll have to go find my May BWOF and look it up! Keep up the good work!
cabinbaby said... (6/9/09 0:37 AM) Reply
Wow, what a great review. I like the pictures as much as I like the dress.
Karen6790 said... (6/9/09 0:20 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress. You sew the way I started out - making what I wanted and figuring out the challenges as I tripped over them. You got a great result with this one, and I second LindsayT's recommendation for petersham. Great dress and photos.
mastdenman said... (6/8/09 11:54 PM) Reply
I love it!!
Lori V said... (6/8/09 11:04 PM) Reply
Incredible dress, you did a marvelous job. The pictures are wonderful, too.
LindsayT said... (6/8/09 10:44 PM) Reply
You can order petersham from the Sewing Place for your next project involving ribbon. It behaves like you want it to and curves and everything, especially when you shape it while wet. Great job on this dress! It's adorable on you.
Erica B. said... (6/8/09 10:37 PM) Reply
The dress is gorgeous!
Heidi Ho said... (6/8/09 10:31 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress!!! You did a great job with all that ribbon trim!
SewLil said... (6/8/09 10:20 PM) Reply
It's beautiful. Fits you very nicely.
Gelbean said... (6/8/09 10:18 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress!
DaisyEsq said... (6/8/09 10:18 PM) Reply
Your dress looks amazing and expensive.
Nancy K said... (6/8/09 10:17 PM) Reply
Dress is fabulous on you and is very well done, congratulations. If you sew what you want instead of letting your skill level determine what you sew not only will get clothing you'll love, but your skill set will multiply much more quickly .
kathleencramer said... (6/8/09 10:17 PM) Reply
what a fabulous dress! You did an amazing job.
michellep74 said... (6/8/09 9:58 PM) Reply
Really great looking dress! Great photos, too!
Catbird said... (6/8/09 9:58 PM) Reply
I love it! Your adventurousness is admirable, going after projects that challenge you, and your results are superb. You have a fun sense of style.
peaudane said... (6/8/09 9:36 PM) Reply
What a fabulous dress! It looks perfect on you! I love the print combined with the yellow ribbon. So how much ribbon did you need?
Vintage Joan said... (6/8/09 9:31 PM) Reply
Wonderful, wonderful! :) I love your project notebook idea, too. And your photos. And your dog. ;)
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