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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Burda 7517



So here is Burda 7517, my first ever garment out of linen. These pictures were taken immediately after putting the dress on, no sitting or real moving had been done (I did sit for the last shot after we were done). At this moment you can tell I went about my day in this dress =) that is the nature of linen and I did nothing to help it. I did not underline but I did pre-treat by washing it like Sandra Betzina suggests in Fabric Savvy.



Here you can see the slit which makes it really easy to walk, I believe there is enough ease in the skirt that you could get away without it.



If you are the type that likes pleats to nicely sit closed and perfect this is not the pattern for you. I ironed the pleats but they do open up, maybe with more ease they would sit better, but I don't mind it gives the dress an easy, relax look that I like. This was meant to be a dress to wear on really hot summer days in Maryland, even though today was cool, breezy and beautiful.


One more just because...

15 comments:

  1. Cute and breezey! I love it.

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  2. I love the pleating in this garment. Blue works so well on you too.

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  3. That's a great little blue dress. It looks fantastic on you.

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  4. I love the last picture--your expression and pose! Perfect!

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  5. I love, love, love this on you. It's very flattering and you look so fresh and cool

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  6. That looks so nice on you, what a great colour! I love wearing linen dresses in the summer, who cares about the wrinkling, it's better that then sweating in polyester. :)

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  7. You look absolutely beautiful! Amazing dress!

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  8. Beautiful color on you. I'm trying to accept that linen wrinkles and that's part of its charm, instead of constantly trying to flatten myself out. But the stuff sews so beautifully and feels so good in hot weather, I think we just have to accept it.

    The "just because" photograph is really lovely.

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  9. I LOVE that dress. I really like the pleats on that dress. Very nice. Hey, I don't care how much it wrinkles, I love linen.

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  10. Yes, you look fantastic, like an actress portraying the heroic story of the first woman president, or something. All powerful and act-together and smart.
    Wear that dress a lot.
    k

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  11. Interesting lines and the colour is fabulous on you.

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  12. This is sooooo pretty on you! I love the color and the pleating...great job!

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  13. Hi. I found your blog looking for Burda's 7517. I have the European version of the pattern with instructions in Spanish, etc., but no English. That's mostly fine, but I had a doubt about the interfacing, which the instructions only VAGUELY mention. When I tried to DL the English instructions online, they mention something about a loop and a shawl collar! Do you have the English instructions with your pattern? Could you clarify for me if you do? Thanks! peaches2218@hotmail.com

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  14. love the black shoes!
    I just googled the pattern I bought, and voila!
    (from way up here in western Canada)

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  15. Oh, I love the affect of the "open" pleats. Nice dress and the last photo is the best.

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