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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 02-2003-118 (Drawstring Waist Dress)

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Reviewed by:Alana Robson

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Posted on:5/21/03 10:00 PM

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katharin said...
Great dress! Your dress looks much nicer than the version in the Burda Magazine! Thank you for the review and for the tip for the sleeves.
5/22/03 2:37 AM
Mbarkle said...
Alana, I was at a Louise Cutting seminar and she told us you have to have 3 layers of organza in order for it not to be see-through. I guess your dress is proof. Very fresh and springy looking. Nice job. Can you use the slip under other dresses?
5/22/03 9:54 PM
stripey said...
Alana, your dress is a beautiful confirmation of what I hoped this dress actually looked like. See, I love Burda magazine, but my one big gripe with it is that they often compose the picture for the sake of atmosphere instead of for the sake of sewing clarity. Crucial things like where seams are, ease, transparency, and etc sometimes get covered up or obscured by arms, legs, chairs, walls ... This was one of those instances : the model's hat and arm covered up some useful info -- info that the drawing couldn't quite clarify for me (like, for instance, how low the armhole dipped and if the sleeves were over so much on the shoulder that bra exposure or slipping would be potential problems. But your photo and write-up beautifuly confirms the soundness of this dress as well as the prettiness of it. I'll look forward to making a similar one for myself -- but perhaps in a slightly more opaque fabric. Or else in a soft cotton as a summer night-gown. Many thanks!
8/26/03 6:24 PM
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