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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 05-2006-106 (Wrap Front Dress)

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Posted on:7/14/06 7:50 PM
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greenandlilac said... (4/17/08 1:20 PM) Reply
This dress is very pretty. RE what you said about patterns not fitting right: most patterns do not fit everybody and they need to be altered to fit you. There are a lot of books you can find at the library or at A good one is Fantastic Fit for Every Body by Gale Grigg Hazen.
Kay Y said... (9/2/06 9:34 AM) Reply
The tape is not steam a seam but a lightweight woven tape which I think is marketed primarily to quilters. It is about 1/4 inch wide. I did use both tape and bias strips. I applied the tape first, to the wrong side of the edges of the dress which are bias and very unstable. The bias strips were applied like a facing and conceal the tape. I didn't reverse the crossover; the picture was taken in the mirror because I hadn't figured out the self-timer on my camera!
dreamdesigner said... (9/1/06 6:45 PM) Reply
Two questions: RE: stabilizing the front edges and armscye - what size tape, are we talking about "steam-a-seam". I know people here have talked about using it on knits, but I'm not following how you used it here, because it sounds like you ALSO used bias strips (I assume out of your dress fabric. Did you reverse the crossover?
Liana said... (8/6/06 7:35 PM) Reply
A wonderful summer dress!
danglette said... (7/17/06 5:36 AM) Reply
Wow, that is a beautiful dress! Thanks for the great review
Schnauzer said... (7/16/06 6:31 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress, pretty fabric and well sewn as always!
pittysmom said... (7/16/06 0:33 AM) Reply
Wow, that looks like you bought it, in one of those expensive boutiques on the beach! Wonderful fabric choice too...
hongkongshopper said... (7/15/06 8:14 PM) Reply
Lovely dress....I want one....
Kelly D. said... (7/15/06 12:20 PM) Reply
Lovely dress! I'll have to go back and give that pattern a second look in the magazine. Thanks for posting the review!
Sandil said... (7/15/06 11:16 AM) Reply
Kay, it looks so nice! Great job, I hope you bring it today!! Sandi
ndesimon said... (7/15/06 10:32 AM) Reply
that dress is absolute HEAVEN on you. fabulous fabulous job!
CarolynGM said... (7/15/06 9:22 AM) Reply
Just lovely. What is the back of the dress like? It looks kind of like a halter, but not quite.
Julie Culshaw said... (7/15/06 8:58 AM) Reply
Ditto, that's a lovely dress. Looks great on you. Julie
blue mooney said... (7/15/06 7:59 AM) Reply
Danvillegirl said... (7/15/06 7:04 AM) Reply
Lovely dress.
Vonnevo said... (7/15/06 4:30 AM) Reply
Beautiful and so stylish.. and looks so wonderful on you :))
Marita Kinnula said... (7/15/06 1:09 AM) Reply
WOW!!!! this was one of the best things in that mag, congrats:-) Marita
Seaspur said... (7/14/06 11:31 PM) Reply
Your dress is absolutely gorgeous!
ACB said... (7/14/06 10:35 PM) Reply
Your dress and fabric is beautiful!
Lori V said... (7/14/06 9:32 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress, style and fabric.
Erica B. said... (7/14/06 9:09 PM) Reply
what a gorgeous dress!
Mary Stiefer said... (7/14/06 8:24 PM) Reply
Great looking dress.
sewfan said... (7/14/06 8:21 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress. Looks great on you!
bunz said... (7/14/06 8:12 PM) Reply
I agree - great marriage of fabric and design!
SewingBunny said... (7/14/06 7:55 PM) Reply
The fabric really suits the style, and works well with the asymetrical hem. Great job!
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