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« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2009 03:26:00 PM »

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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2009 05:11:52 PM »

I LOVE it!! I'm pretty sure you can count me in on this one, I just have to get my sewing machine fixed... and who knows how long that'll take. And I have to get fabric.... but I AM going to do this!!! awesome!

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« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2009 05:42:05 PM »

I'm sorry, did I get the size wrong? I assumed that it was 36 in Burda size, I wasn't aware that people uploaded patterns onto BurdaStyle with different types of sizing. So, I'm sorry if I've misinformed everyone.

Thank you, ravenwitch, for the link about resizing and thank you Belladune for taking time to write all that out, it's very helpful! Cheesy I didn't actually expect anyone to answer my question, either. Grin Thanks again!

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« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2009 05:45:03 PM »

I'm in.  I'd been eyeing this pattern a week ago and put it into my mental list of things to do.  According to the Burdastyle webpage's sizing chart, http://www.burdastyle.com/content/size_chart a burda size 36 is a us size 4 (maybe they do the sizing different in the magazine? I don't know), with a bust waist hip measurement of 33/26/35 inches.  looking at the pdf, and comparing the bodice piece to the sample 4x4 inch square, it looks like it is in that range (I didn't print out those pages, though, so I can't actually measure them)  I don't know if that's a us size 4, but I do know that it's too small for me.  I'll be drafting up some new pieces for my measurements (about 40" bust, 34" waist) and I'll be happy to share them once I'm done.  I've already finished the bodice top and sleeve cap and made them out on letter paper instead of pattern paper so that I could scan them and upload them if anyone's interested.

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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2009 08:18:35 PM »

Looooove. I will see what fabric I can dig out that would work.
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2009 08:30:45 PM »

Hey Guys, I'm so excited to see everyone so interested in this dress. It's true, the pattern is listed as a size 36, not as a multi-size, and you need to remember to add seam allowances, but it's still a beautiful pattern as long as you can get the sizing right.

In all honesty, it's not a complicated dress to construct after you have the pattern put together, I did it in two evenings because I didn't have a zipper on hand (had to run out and grab on the second day.)

I printed off the PDF at work (25 pages!) and tiled the pattern together. There are a couple pages that wouldn't print right for me, even though they look okay on the screen, however with the first page having a scaled-down version it was really easy to fill in the missing lines (damn Adobe Acrobat sometimes.. :S)

When I had my pattern all cut out I measured all the pieces in key places, pinned them down on my fabric and used a fabric pencil to mark any new measurements, darts, and all the seam allowances.

EDIT: Someone asked about yardage on fabric and I can say that I found some great $1.97 fabric on sale and bought five metres... I think I used half of it.

Then I cut everything out carefully, paying attention to the right and wrong side of my fabric (tricky, tricky) and began constructing it like so:

pin the front skirt pieces together, sew
pin the back skirt pieces together, sew

the pattern calls for interfacing the yoke pieces, but I didn't think that was necessary if you're going to double up the yoke fabric.

cut, pin and stay stitch front and back yoke pieces.

sew darts in top pieces. fold under extra collar tabs and stay stitch (I pressed my front top pieces for this step.)

sew front top to front yoke and front yoke to front skirt.

sew back top to back yoke and back yoke to back skirt.

sew shoulders and side seams.

sew in left zipper from middle of skirt to under sleeve.

For the collar:

with dress facing RSO line up collar with right sides facing, sew to dress, turn collar inside, pin, press and topstitch.

Hem sleeves and skirt.

Mine is a little tight, but still wearable I could have done a better job altering it, but here's how it turned out (click for larger version).

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« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2009 09:24:56 PM »

Thanks for the tips ginadaniels and may I ask what kind of fabric you used? I actually saw that pattern last year but never got round to making it Roll Eyes I guess I got discouraged by the amount of altering I have to do with the bust darts and all Undecided

I'm sorry, did I get the size wrong? I assumed that it was 36 in Burda size, I wasn't aware that people uploaded patterns onto BurdaStyle with different types of sizing. So, I'm sorry if I've misinformed everyone.

Thank you, ravenwitch, for the link about resizing and thank you Belladune for taking time to write all that out, it's very helpful! Cheesy I didn't actually expect anyone to answer my question, either. Grin Thanks again!

If it isn't in Burda size I'll have a lot of altering to do! I'm a US size 2 - which on my 5'2" frame it's not too skinny Roll Eyes ! Would it work if I just shrink the pattern a little when I'm printing? Tongue

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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2009 05:17:11 AM »

That's such a cute style!

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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2009 06:05:37 AM »

When my husband left for Italy to work two months ago, he left behind some of his suits. He said he does not want them. I still have them hanging in the closet. One of them is ARMANI. I could not bear to throw it out like he said.  I imagine myself walking off the airplane to greet him wearing a dress made from his suit. HAHAHA,   And this dress looks perfect to do just that. I will do the pattern, And grab the Armani, and get to work!!!!!   Plus the fact that I will be in Italy myself HELLO fashion capital !!!!!!  It looks perfect. I have been looking for a pattern.   
I can't wait to see everyone else's too......
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2009 06:14:25 AM »

Firstly re the armani suits - so jelous! Secondly I really really want to do this. I have absolutly reeems of dark grey suiting, do with think that could work with this pattern, or would it look a bit drab?



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