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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 02-2008-103 (Knit Twist front dress)

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Posted on:3/31/08 1:43 AM
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Sara The Slayer said... (7/17/08 2:53 PM) Reply
Amazing dress. And I love that fabric too.
carolineG said... (4/14/08 1:45 PM) Reply
Looks beautiful! I hope you wear it, and do post if you make another...
fuzzygalore said... (4/2/08 2:04 AM) Reply
I second the 'oh, just wear it' crew :-). Won't keep you from wearing it in some loud color too. You're quite right about the twist being in the right place for pooch camouflage, and I adore the neckline. Looks really fabulous.
lilyofthevalley said... (4/1/08 12:18 PM) Reply
Striking dress, twinks, and you've sewn it beautifully. I do like the fabric and hope you'll wear it at least once, before you make up all your preferred versions. I think this would be quite flattering on you. Now that you have BWOF, the sky's the limit. Lovely, Lily
Heatherrique said... (4/1/08 12:18 PM) Reply
Such a gorgeous dress that would make a super impact! Wonderfully crafted!
twinks99 said... (3/31/08 5:30 PM) Reply
squirrellypoo, I LOVED this dress from the minute I clapped eyes on it in the magazine...but I want it in a loud/bright spring color! The red/black was the cheapest knit I could find to mock it up in, and I figured it would be bonus if I wore it. =) Allie, the actual sewing was only about a 1/2 day, including my screw up, and trying to figure out the drape. I was much slower on the initial pattern tracing/ cutting/marking since this was my first BWOF. I still think this one is doable start to finish if in a full day. lmg, My knit was pretty stretchy, and I lightly stretched the collar as I was serging it too. I can pull it off one shoulder (though the other side rides up), similar to the photo in the magazine. caustic, thanks again for the subscription!
twinks99 said... (3/31/08 5:11 PM) Reply

causticmuse said... (3/31/08 5:00 PM) Reply
Hurray! Congrats on finishing your first BWOF project. Now I feel like my Xmas subscription present to you wasn't wasted. ;)

Great job on the wearable muslin! I think it turned out VERY well.

michellep74 said... (3/31/08 11:55 AM) Reply
Great-looking dress! I actually really like the red and black fabric--it looks a lot nicer than what you'd typically find at JoAnn's. Congrats on your first BWOF!
Vivienne said... (3/31/08 9:05 AM) Reply
I can't beleive that's a muslin! Way too cute to be a muslin. I'm very intruiged by the bright yellow version.
lmg said... (3/31/08 7:35 AM) Reply
Wow, this looks great! How wide is that collar on you?
squirrellypoo said... (3/31/08 6:22 AM) Reply
thanks for the review, I can't believe you don't love this version!! This was the dress that made me buy this issue, but I haven't yet made it up. Your version is pushing me over the edge...
Lori V said... (3/31/08 5:06 AM) Reply
Your dress looks wonderful.
Allie in Hong Kong said... (3/31/08 4:00 AM) Reply
Wow 1/2 a day? - great job and very brave to choose this unusual pattern as your first BWOF! I love this pattern and I love your version, I'm still deciding if it would work on me, but I think for 1/2 a days work I should just try a quick muslin.
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