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« on: September 18, 2012 08:45:42 AM »

So I made this dress years ago, but it is still one of my favourites (the photos are also now 3 years old, I just haven't got around to posting it yet).   The fabric is a stretchy fabric that I got on a buy 1m get 2 free sale at fabricland, so it's not super high quality, but I like the stripes.  I combined a bustier pattern and skirt pattern to make the dress.  Both were from Burda Wold of Fashion magazine back issues.  The stripes on the fabric were vertical so I carefully cut each piece separately to match up the diagonals.  Looking at the photos I really should have done a better job with the bust darts, but oh well what's done is done. 

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That is SUCH a beautiful dress. And it fits beautifully!
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012 09:01:12 AM »

thanks foxyblue.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012 09:50:12 AM »

Yay! for Burda.  I still have so many back issues and am always finding them useful.

I love the way you fussy cut the stripes so they match and you got the perfect little diamond round about your navel.  I think the bust darts are just fine too. Lovely dress. So glad you got around to posting it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012 10:36:51 AM »

thanks elderflower.  I love burda--I just wish I had better storage for my back issues so that I could browse through them more regularly.
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