Thursday, October 02, 2008

Burda's Duchess dress and the coat sew-along

Here I am with my new dress and my gorgeous SIL

I wore my Burda WOF dress (3/2008 116)this past weekend to a wedding we went to in New Jersey. I was lucky that it was a warm weekend if rainy. I love my dress, it feels very girly and I love the way the skirt flares out.

My brother and his bride

My family goofing off at the reception


So I cleaned up the sewing/guest room on Monday and started thinking about the coat for the sew-along. I'm making the pattern for the lining while I wait for the coat fabric to come back from being steamed at the cleaners. Burda WOF tells you to place the back piece on the fold and to add 1 inch for the pleat but says nothing about how to deal with the vent ?? So I'm pulling out Easy Guide to Sewing Linings which always answers my questions. As soon as I get the fabric back I'll test a couple of fusible interfacings. I'm still terrified of the welt pockets this pattern has since I have never made them before, but I keep telling myself one step at a time, one step at a time.

Here is a reminder of what the coat looks like


  1. You look fantastic! I love the dress! I am very very impressed :)

  2. What an adorable dress :)

  3. Your dress is chic and elegant. Love the pic of you and your family at the reception!

  4. Lovely version of the Duchess of Windsor dress! I just adore mine.

  5. That coat looks so elegant, I'm looking forward to seeing your creation. :):):):)


  6. You look terrific in your new dress!! Great job!


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