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Date: 4/14/10 10:05 PM

I am just planning my winter wardrobe - I live in Australia so our temps are getting lower ATM. I have sewn V8413 with the big collar and have V8511 and V8409 on my shortlist. I got alot of wear out of -- Burda 7761 last winter. I am looking for nice everyday dresses that aren't too formal or professional and I don't mind which pattern company!

Any suggestions of winter dresses that people have made and worn alot in the past winter 09/10 would be gratefully accepted.

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Date: 4/27/10 8:06 AM

I made up V8597, version A, in a soft feel patterned viscose jersey--- lengthened it (to literally just below knee WITH BELT), and wear it with a wide not too low slung, leather hip belt. Had LOTS of positive comments from DH and friends.It's easy to wear and looks very smart--warm too.
Also made Burda 7724 version C, in a patterned viscose/elastane jersey which makes the collar look relaxed.Altered the skirt part of the dress so it was one piece, instead of the seam at the hip--overlapped the pattern pieces to do this and cut as one.Also lengthened it.Put the modesty panel 2cm higher up in the top and left it free floating at the bottom (inside)which eliminated some of the bulk.Sleeves a tad tight and SP on sleeve needed moving forward a bit.Cut the bodice pieces longer.Eliminated the zip.Put a casing (single self fabric) at waist with elastic to fit neatly. Worn with waist belt.Ran out of fabric for belt, so use bought ones to pick out a colour in the pattern.Very smart to wear and comfy too.
We use our motorhome to travel/visit friends etc so needed dresses that would come out of the wardrobe without ironing.
Hope this helps DG

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Date: 4/27/10 8:53 AM

Hi Natasha,
I live in South Africa and it is getting very cold here as well. My life style seems to be similar to yours. I love your dresses. What figure type do you have? I am a pear and the patterns do not suggest that a pear shape should wear those dresses. I think they might work for me. what do others think.

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Date: 5/2/10 10:38 AM

This is my favourite dress by Cue. If I were to sew it, Butterick 5244 would be the closest, and the top, something similar to McCall 5979. I'm hoping to add a jacket and a turtle neck top like Vogue 1127. In case you want some inspiration, I've done a storyboard for my winter wardrobe, based on the Veronika Maine's Petrol colour theme, kind of a peacock blue-green.
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Date: 5/2/10 1:00 PM

I made Butterick 5247 several times last winter for my daughters and myself, and I highly recommend it. You have to find heavier knits for it, but it is easy to sew, flatters everyone, and is extremely comfy to wear.

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Date: 5/27/10 2:29 AM

I really like that V8597 and wouldn't have thought of lengthening it to a dress. I do like a cowl neck and made a similar short sleeve version out of a BWOF last summer. I do think I nned some more good belts, I find it hard to justify the money for the really nice ones! THey do seem to help make the outfir, especially when the dress design is quite simple. Thanks!

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Date: 5/27/10 2:40 AM

I got the latest EziBuy catalog today. I was surprised at how much of it I liked and also how many styles I recognise in current patterns.
This may make the basis of my new winter wardrobe.

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Date: 5/27/10 2:43 AM

Hi Kirsten,
I am fairly slim - small hips, narrow shoulders and A cup bust. I don't tend to feel comfortable in short skirts/dresses so enjoy them most in winter when I combine them with stockings (not bare legs!). I don't think the pattern company recommendations are really all that helpful. I think a well made and well fitted dress generally looks good on any figure type. I am now making a black wrap dres V8379 and am thinking of a shirtdress as well, possibly S2403. Still thinking and open to suggestions!

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Date: 5/27/10 2:47 AM

I REALLY like that Cue dress and B5244 seems like a great option. I guess it wouldn't be all that difficult to change the front gathers to pleats as well. Even though I need winter dresses, I do like the short sleeved version with a long sleeve top underneath. I have added that pattern to my to buy list and I think I bought the perfect fabric last week already.

Great storyboard BTW, I especially like your colour combinations. I find colour even more challenging than pattern selection. Hope you get all those beautiful dresses made!

Thanks!

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Date: 5/27/10 3:43 AM

Thanks Natasha for starting this thread. It's nice to see what everyone is planning for winter so I can get some ideas for myself.

NoodleSew, thanks for posting your story board. Lots of inspiration and I love your colour theme. (Also love that Cue dress and all Veronika Maine clothing). I know we are suppose to be talking dresses but your storyboard reminded me of the Vogue #1058 pattern (Sandra Betzina cardi) I have in my stash. This will be perfect for a thin knit I wanted to use but didn't know which pattern. Thanks for the idea.

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