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Friday, December 14, 2012

Burda Style 9/2011 109



So this project was planned last winter and when the weather got warmer I set it aside.

This year when I picked it up I realized that the bodice could be washed but because I was using wool crepe for the skirt it would need dry cleaning ( I did preshrink it in the dryer but I prefer the dry cleaner for certain wool garments). I decided anyways that I could still get the look of the dress but have two pieces that I could also use with other garments and so I made a top and a skirt.

Top 108 I had turned into a dress that I love so now I shortened the pattern into a top. Like I did before the neckline is just turned and stitched. The skirt was very easy, just a rectangle with gathers and a waistband. I like the ribbon and button embellishment which I kept but I shortened my skirt to the knee since I will get more use of the skirt at that length. I did not line it since I wanted to reduce any extra bulk at the gathers and I was planning to wear a full slip. I also did not add pockets.


The waistband I made using the instructions in "Easy Guide to Sewing Skirts", it is a book I love and I refer to it time and again.


Both fabrics were in my stash, the knit is a rayon and the skirt is wool crepe from London Fabrics from my PR Philadelphia trip. The ribbon and buttons came from JoAnns.

13 comments:

  1. Love the result! And it looks great on you... I have to check, I thought I had that issue, but I don´t think I saw the pattern. The ribbon and buttons make a great adition to the skirt

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  2. Lisette buena elección. Me gusta el toque felino del top.

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  3. Cute treatment on the skirt. Two pieces are always better than one. Looks great!

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  4. cute detail with the ribbon, and also kudos for breaking the dress into a shirt and skirt for versatility!

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  5. This really works doesn't it. Love the detailing.

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  6. Love this combo and the ribbon trim is perfect!

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  7. What a brilliant idea to make the two pieces! Many more wearing options. Lovely outfit!

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  8. The ribbon embellishment on the skirt is just adorable! What a great outfit.

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  9. I love the print placement on the top, and the finishing on your skirt is impeccable! Looks really nice together.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the ribbon and button trims. And I love that you refashioned the dress into two very wearable pieces. I hope you and your family have a merry Christmas and holiday season!

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  11. Lisette, sólo queria desearte: ¡Feliz Navidad!

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  12. I never noticed this dress pattern. It looks great in the shorter version or as you made it, as separates. The ribbon and button trim is subtle, but different. I love the idea of a dress. One garment and some shoes and you are dressed, but I find I wear the separates in my closet more often.

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