Friday, March 6, 2009

Burda 02-2009 #105 Shirtdress

Sheesh is 10 button a lot of work. I did not put a buttonhole or button on the collar. This fabric is pretty bulky and I didn't want to struggle with that. I still have the handsew the collar down on the inside but I couldn't wait to show you. I really like it. I decided against the pocket because I like the plainness. This is a black leather belt but, as designerdream said in my last post, I can totally see this with a narrow red belt. This pattern is quite snug in the hips and I'm glad I am using a stretchy fabric and that I gave myself a bit of extra seam allowance in that area. You can barely see the topstitching because this fabric is kind of spongy. The stitches just sink in.
 
You can see a bit of extra in the back but I think it is mostly due to the weight of the skirt pulling down on the bodice. This fabric has 4-way stretch quite a bit. I did do my normal 3/8" swayback adjustment.
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Here's a little bit of a close-up so you can see the topstitching. I just need to handstitch the collar and snip the threads on the buttonholes. Full review coming tomorrow over at, my favorite place, PatternReview.com.

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This is what my girls look like when they are done playing outside. They pass out on the couch to warm up. Aren't they cute?

17 comments:

Christina said...

Nice! Very flattering dress on you.

Claudine said...

That looks great on you!

Elaray said...

The dress looks very good on you! I think the top stitching shows up quite nicely. If the camera can see it, most likely the naked eye can see it, too.

Lisette M said...

The dress looks great and that picture of your girls is just adorable.

Cotton Picker said...

I really like this dress on you. Good job.

Bonnie D. said...

The dress looks terrific! Great job and the buttons/buttonholes look perfect.

Your kids look adorable.

Emilie@Jalie said...

So pretty!

Myra said...

The dress came out great. Love the girls on the couch, mine used to do that! I see the one on the left couldn't decide which sock color to wear! That happens here too.

Dana said...

Dress looks great, I love that you can see the seam details. Those girls are adorable!

Amanda S. said...

LOVE the dress!!! Now I can't wait to make mine... Glad to know about the narrowness of the hips. And you're girls are so funny!

Rachel said...

I love that dress and the topstitching looks great. Your girls are adorable.

Julia said...

Cute! That's the epitome of cuteness!!!! You look terrific in that dress. Red would look good, but you can switch it up and do something different each time. A wide belt would even look good with your tiny waist.

Lindsay T said...

Perfect! I plan on making this same pattern out of stretch denim. Glad to see this BWOF worked on you.

Anonymous said...

OMG, LOL! That pic of the kids is SO great! And the dress isn't too bad either ;) Great job.

SherryV

Sharon said...

love the dress - and it looks great on you.

What a precious photo! Those two little ones are just too cute!!!

Vicki said...

lol, your girls are just adorable!! And your dress turned out really well.

Alviana said...

U look great! i love the dress. Fabulous. Ur kids are so cute! :)