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Wednesday, June 15, 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:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

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

Mom said...

Lindo! (Gorgeous!)

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

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

Amanda S. said...

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

KayY said...

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

jacqui m. said...

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

Karin said...

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!

Lori said...

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

Trisha said...

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

KID, MD said...

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

Susan said...

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

Irene said...

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

Lindsay T said...

Excellent job with limited fabric amount!

Debra Martin said...

Beautiful!

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

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

JoanneM said...

Yes an excellent TNT. Fit is perfect.

Kat3rina said...

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

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

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

Gail said...

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

Christina said...

This dress fits you sooo good!

gwensews said...

Terrific dress! Looks wonderful on you.

Janine said...

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

velosewer said...

Great choice of dress style to fabric. Congrats:)

Vicki said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Jacquie said...

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

Audrey said...

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

The Slapdash Sewist said...

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

Summerset said...

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

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I'd say! You look HOT in this!!

Sophia said...

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

Inkstain said...

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

Maja said...

Great dress. Wonderful fabric choice too.

Dana said...

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

Sigrid said...

Beautiful as always. And what a bargain.

Katharine said...

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.

Wardrobe creator said...

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

Handmade said...

Stunning - just stunning and totally clever to boot!

amber said...

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

Leslie V said...

Fabulous!!!!