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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Burda Style 06/2004 130 Dress

I found this remnant of fabric in the market and simply had to buy it and even there was barely a yard of it I wanted it to be a dress. I trawled through all my old Burda magazines trying to find a pattern that would work and after a lot of trial and error that I won't bore you with, came up with this one - 06/2004 - 130.


It is so easy to make that I had 95% of it finished in one evening. Mine is unlined because my fabric has a lot of stretch and I didn't want to lose the comfort factor by adding less stretchy lining. Then I decided it would be better with sleeves and I did nothing more on it for about a week while I procrastinated about it. Finally I added some cap sleeves which came from Burda 11/2010 - 119. I just had enough fabric left to cut them double so I didn't have to hem them.



The fabric was ridiculously cheap (HK$20 or about US$2.50) so this is one bargain dress and I think I have found another TNT dress pattern in the process!


40 comments:

  1. Allison you look fantastic in this! And too think it came from a yard of fabric goodness!!! Too kewl.

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  2. snazzy ! I have a few dresses that take 1 yard or so, very gratifying.

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  3. LOVE it! So simple but so striking in that awesome print. I can't believe the price!

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  4. Beautiful!! Don't you love fabric miser patterns?

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  5. I am so loving this dress on you..and the fit is perfect!!!!

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  6. It's a great print! I like the addition of sleeves too, I think it makes the dress really. All for just a yard - what a winner!

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  7. Beautiful dress, I really like the sleeves added to it. Impressive for a yard of fabric.

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  8. Love that fabric, and that simple pattern really shows it off!

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  9. Fabulous print! It's perfect for this simple dress.

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  10. That yard is working overtime! You look absolutely amazing in this number.

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  11. You look wonderful! Easy to sew and cheap, as well as looking good - must be the perfect dress.

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  12. Excellent job with limited fabric amount!

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  13. Yes. I want your closet as well. LOL. Love the dress.

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  14. Yes an excellent TNT. Fit is perfect.

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  15. It's perfect. I love it. Too bad I don't have that issue. Looks great on you.

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  16. The fit is perfect and your dress looks wonderful on you!

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  17. You never miss do you? Fabulous dress in great fabric.

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  18. This dress fits you sooo good!

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  19. Terrific dress! Looks wonderful on you.

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  20. you have an amazing ability to translate patterns into the most fabulous clothes ever. congrats.

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  21. Great choice of dress style to fabric. Congrats:)

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  22. What a great little pattern! The cap sleeves are a nice improvement too.

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  23. Stunning dress and takes so little fabric, need to check out this pattern.

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  24. That's a double whammy dress. Masterful cutting - a yard! And $US2.50 for something fabulous!

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  25. This should definitely be a TNT for you. Quick to make, takes minimal fabric and oh so flattering. It is a lovely dress.

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  26. This looks great on you! It should definitely become one of your go-to patterns. Love the rich colors in your bargain fabric, too.

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  27. Smart use of such a small piece, and the sleeves are a nice touch.

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  28. Wow! You look great, and only a yard of fabric? Wonderful!

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  29. Darling,
    Don't you realize that you could never bore our tribe with "trail and error"stories. We live for them, especially when the result is so inspiring!
    XX

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  30. Great dress. Wonderful fabric choice too.

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  31. Look great on you - love the addition of the cap sleeves!

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  32. Beautiful as always. And what a bargain.

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  33. Don't you look stunning! Great dress, def a TNT pattern now--who knew HK$20 had such in store?

    BTW your figure is shown off perfectly in this dress, bravo. Soo flattering.

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  34. It fits you very well!
    And I'm sure it's much more better with sleeves.

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  35. Stunning - just stunning and totally clever to boot!

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  36. You sure better keep this pattern as a TNT because this dress is fabulous on you!

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