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Monday, January 20, 2014

BurdaStyle 08/2009 - 128 Dress

This is not really my usual style of dress, but I loved both Melissa & Kristy's versions and right now I need more long sleeve dresses so I tried this one out in some navy doubleknit.


My dress form is really on its last legs (literally, I have to keep duct taping them together) and I've had to lighten these photos so you can see the detail.  Did you see Tany has just published a post on improving our selfie photos? That's going to be my mission this year.....

The only change I made to the pattern was to omit the zipper since I used stretch fabric and made the sleeves shorter because I ran out of fabric.  It does seem to be a bit long waisted, even on the dress form so check this before you make it, especially if you are a bit short waisted like me, although other versions out there seem to be fine.


To keep the sporty vibe, and ok because I was too lazy to do anything else, I used my twin needle to top stitch the facing in place, and also just twin needled the hems.




I like this dress a lot and can see it working in a range of fabrics from sweat shirting for a sporty, loungewear version to crepe or lightweight tweed for a more formal version.  I think the boat neck is perfectly drafted and I must remember to use it on other tops.


I've got one more doubleknit dress in the works and then it's time to move onto a different fabric I think.  My sister is coming to visit for Chinese New Year which means I lose my sewing room for a fortnight so I need to get my sewing fix in while I can!

33 comments:

Summer Flies said...

Oh it looks lovely. I loved Kristy's too and I think yours is great too. I must remember this one for winter.

Wilmotts Wonders said...

I really like this style! Really nice finish to it. Looks like a great go to for winter dresses!

wendy said...

so pretty! I love this style. :)

Kristine Balinski said...

Love it! You look fantastic!!!

Levone said...

Cute dress, love the subtle details!

Jennifer C said...

Love this dress! It's been on my to make list for quite a while, I never thought of making it in a double knit :)

Faye Lewis said...

That is such a cute dress Allison.

Nancy K said...

I love it. It's very flattering on you.

Clio said...

Oooh, that IS a very pretty neckline on you!

Sassy T said...

I really like this dress on you, the skirt part is so damn cute
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themateriallady said...

How did I miss that one? It looks lovely on you.

cheekychacha said...

This looks gorgeous on you! Must revisit the pattern myself...

Vicki said...

I had forgotten about this pattern. Your version is lovely on you.

SEWN said...

Love the dress on you! Beautiful!

T. Sedai said...

Awesome! This is also a style I wouldn't normally go for, but all the versions look so great! Might have to consider it for a future project.

Merche Martinez said...

By the look of the technical drawing I would say that the skirt was going to look puffy, but your version is so pretty, and elegant. Love it!

BeccaA said...

I love this dress on you. What a great idea to make it in a knit! I will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tia Dia said...

This is just lovely, Allison! It may not be your go-to style, but it fits so well and is such a chic style. I'm sure you'll wear it to death!

Kristy said...

I love your dress, very smart to make it in a double knit because I find mine a bit tight around the shoulders when driving or lifting my arms. It looks good though and that's all that matters!

Rosmarino said...

It's beautiful! I really love this dress..where could I found the pattern? I've got a little experience in sewing but I'd like to try! :)
thank you, Francesca (a new reader :D )

MAD14kt said...

Lovely ;)

Tany said...

Beautiful!

Tany said...

Beautiful!

Tulipanes said...

Precioso!!
Podrías públicar el patrón?

Jean said...

I love this dress on you! The neckline is really nice. I've had my eye on this pattern for a while but wasn't sure how it would look. I like it in the double knit (twin needle stitching and all!) -- thanks for sharing your version.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Lovely dress and I totally understand your obsession with doubleknit. It's so easy to sew and wear. Can't wait to see the next one!

Linda said...

Another great looking dress. Double knit is easy to sew and easy care.

Gail said...

Love this style in either a ponte or a woven.

thecuriouskiwi said...

I love double knit, it's my new favourite fabric :) Your dress looks great. I want to make a few comfy sporty dresses but I always worry they could look too casual - but this is great and I have this issue too.

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jflynn1 said...

Your sewing is impeccable! I have been sewing for less than a year and I hope someday to sew as well as you. I love your pattern selections.

jflynn1 said...

Your sewing is impeccable! I have been sewing for less than a year and I hope someday to sew as well as you. I love your pattern selections.

jflynn1 said...

Your sewing is impeccable! I have been sewing for less than a year and I hope someday to sew as well as you. I love your pattern selections.