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« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2009 06:21:49 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?

If it looks drab,  add accesories!  Lots of colorful accesories!  I think this dress would look lovely in suit material!

« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2009 07:11:20 AM »

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
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

Hey smacckk, I used a lightweight woven cotton (navy with a thin blue pinstripe). If I did it again I would use something with a little stretch or cut the pieces on the bias of the fabric to give myself some breathing room.

With regards to the size matter, I think it would be best if you printed out the pattern as is, and re-sized it according to your measurements once all the pieces are together. If you scale it down when you print it, it will scale every pattern measurement down... so you might end up with a really short dress!

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And in regards to whether the dress will look drab... just pair it with a lot of bright accessories! My favourites are bright blue and red.

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« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2009 01:45:58 PM »

The dress is sooo beautiful.
i'd love do make one of my own if i had enough time these weeks.

« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2009 01:56:06 PM »

That's a beautiful dress, I have a couple of types of different fabrics in mind, do you think it would work with jersey?

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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2009 02:09:36 PM »

I love the styling of this dress, with the fitted bodice, rather than flaring out under the bust line like so many things lately. I despair over sizing it up correctly, though. I'm wondering what it would look like in an entirely different fabric, bright colors, maybe even a print....
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« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2009 02:34:16 PM »

That's a beautiful dress, I have a couple of types of different fabrics in mind, do you think it would work with jersey?

I plan on doing it in this t-shirt/jersey material. I don't know if it will work - but, I'm going to try it. I figure, with the jersey, the sizing will be much more forgiving if I alter it incorrectly (very probable for me, lol).

I'm actually thinking of lengthening the dress. I want something in that style, but a long one. And with a light jersey material, it would still be cool enough to wear where I live.

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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2009 02:46:46 PM »

I love this dress too, but I've also been intimidated by the resizing thing.  Maybe if someone does manage to resize it well they'd be willing to share the pattern with all us slightly larger ladies? Smiley

On the sizing, my experience with the Burda pattern sizing is that it's best to pretty much ignore any US size conversions and just take your measurements. I've had a lot more luck getting things that fit that way.  Sewing sizes don't seem to have much relationship to store bought clothes sizes anyway, as I usually sew a 16-18 in US pattern sizes, and wear a 10-12 in store bought stuff.
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2009 04:07:33 PM »

tailored and shows of the body, a winner!

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« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2009 01:01:26 PM »

I finished my resized Almost Pollini dress! I resized the dress to make it fit my 38" bust.

I drafted the pattern for the bust and sleeves since I wasn't too sure about altering the pattern to fit.  Then I altered the yokes and skirt to fit the bust.  I have printable versions of my bodice and sleeve pieces for anyone who wants them, I also have a bunch of photos describing how I altered the burda pattern for the skirt to get the fit.  It's a really detailed step by step, with a lot of photos, so I don't want to clog up this thread by posting it here....  You can view it on my blog if you like.

Or, if you'd just like to grab my printable pattern pieces you can get them directly from here:

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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2009 02:48:16 PM »

LauPre, I like the fabric you picked!  It looks great!

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