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Topic: Maxi Dress from Burda!!  (Read 7402 times)
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« on: July 14, 2009 09:05:08 PM »

Summer is here and I have been itching to make some summer dresses, especially a Maxi Dress.  Enter Burda with the July issue and I was off and running.  With fabric in stash, this pattern was cut and sewn almost immediately upon receipt of the issue.  Although some BWOF devotees did not find the July issue inspirational, I am in LOVE!

Pattern: BWOF 07-2009-116 Maxi Dress

Pattern Description:The perfect dress for your dream vacation. Its long, flowing, sun-backed and colorful. Contrasting straps trim the plunging V-neckline, creating a pretty dcollte.

Pattern Sizing: Burda petite/half sizes 17-21.  I made a 23.

Fabric Used: Knit fabric found at M&L in the discount section.

Notions Used: None

Pattern Alterations: I increased the size to a 23 and then again at my hips to a 25. Took in the top portion of the bodice by 1" and took off 5" of length at the bottom. Did not use the suggested zipper in the side seam

Ok, I know that some fashionistas do not like  Maxi's and especially dislike them on petite women.  However, I absolutely love the style and had to have it.   It just feels so comfy to me.  Probably because it is only a step or two away from being a nightgown...LOL!  Anyhoo,  I am hoping the abundance of  skin up top balances out all the fabric on the bottom half.  I tried to get the suggested day wear ankle length for my maxi but after 3 adjustments with the hem, I gave up so it is not quite as short as they suggest.

For more info and pictures, check out my blog posting for this dress at Peacock Chic: http://peacockchic.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/peacock-collection-09-bwof-07-2009-116/

« Last Edit: July 14, 2009 09:18:37 PM by mozilla » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009 10:20:11 PM »

Love the fabric!

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 04:34:00 AM »

gorgeous dress, and i love the fabric. it really suits you.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009 05:02:47 AM »

ooh I love the fabric! This totally suits you very well. Good job!

« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009 06:00:04 AM »

thats awesome, love the fabric.  can you wear a bra with it or do the straps make that not work?  I'd love to make a top like that if the straps worked

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009 06:03:39 AM »

I love that fabric Smiley and I think you did a great job. it looks wonderful. I love maxis, and I'm 5'2"! I wear them all the time, and I've made a couple for myself. Supposedly longer lengths make short women look shorter??? whatever. I think maxis make short women look taller, and shorter lengths make us look shorter. /rant. keep it up!

« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009 06:50:43 AM »

Smile sweetee, you did a great job you look beautiful.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009 07:04:33 AM »

That's gorgeous! It looks great on you!

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009 07:13:04 AM »

Looks great!!

Add me to the shortness camp with the love of maxi's.  I'm about to delve into making myself one here just as soon as the motivation hits me. 

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009 07:33:05 AM »

Looks great and I love the neckline!!

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