Thursday, May 7, 2009

Burda 03-2009-101 Pleated Dress

Here is BWOF 03-2009 #101. It's basically a long, loose shirt dress. I really liked the model photo and the mannequin shot.


I thought the line drawing was uninspiring. But, it's accurate. It does look like a sack when it's untied.


I fixed the yoke piece and finished the dress last night. I love the color and the floofy hem a the bottom. It's a silk duppioni my darling husband bought the last time he was in Houston. He rocks. I cut it off at the knee instead of below the knee.


This is item number one for my mini-SWAP. I'm wavering on two jackets. Not that it's too much sewing but that the collars on the jackets won't go with the collar on this dress. I'll make mock-ups and then let you guys help me make the call.



I really like this dress. I think I need to press the neckline again.

Shoes a present from my husband also. He bought them last year for my birthday from DUO.com.

26 comments:

Claudine said...

Thanks for showing this. I'm thinking of making that dress myself, but can't decide if I really like that pattern or another.

waikikimum said...

Beautiful dress and stunning fabric. You look gorgeous.

Lisa said...

I LOVE this dress on you !!! I would never of thought of Dupion . I think I might steal your idea !! The colour fabric is beautiful !

quer|elastisch Sabine Sprotte said...

Beautiful colour for you and you look wonderful, especially on picture no. 3. (-:

Sue said...

The whole outfit is great - beautiful fabric. Love the funky shoes!

Sue said...

The whole outfit is great - beautiful fabric. Love the funky shoes!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

The dress looks great done up in dupioni.Love the color!

Lori said...

amazing dress, so much better than the Burda example. Great job.

gwensews said...

Very cute drews. You wear it well. The shoes--ooh la la !

SuBoo said...

The fabric choice really makes the dress pop! Love it!

Cindy said...

I love the color! I would never had thought of silk shantung for the pattern, but it is gorgeous!! And the shoes are perfect with it!

Kristine said...

Great save, looks awesome! Love the color, and it's perfect with the shoes...

Lindsay T said...

I think this dress is perfect as is but think of how it would rock with some embellishing around the neckband and collar. We really need to get M&J Trims to open an outpost near you.

Anonymous said...

Your dress is so cute and I love the color. We are moving to Houston this summer--where did your husband find all this beautiful fabric?--myrcrew

Sara said...

Looks great! Nice work. I was obsessed with silver shoes at one point-- I had these high-heel Mary Janes that I loved and wore out. Love yours, too!

Christina said...

This has kind of a 50's silhouette. Great color on you!

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous and those shoes rock!!!

Rachel said...

Dawn,
I left you an award on my blog.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful dress - that color looks great on you.Dupioni is an insired choice for this pattern.

JoanneM said...

This dress is OUTSTANDING in this fabric. What a combo. Well done.

Susan said...

That dress (along with the shoes)....rocks!

Maggie said...

Fabulous all around! You seem to make a simple style look like a designer item.

Vicki said...

Wow, that looks fabulous. When you said you were making it from dupioni, I had my doubts that it would drape well. But the stiffish nature works so well. You look great :) Beautiful work.

angie.a said...

Girl, you took a really (at first glance) ugly line drawing and made it spectacular!!! Of course with the ties in the mag it looks cute, but I never would have even attempted this one because of the line drawing. Now I want one just like yours. It's awesome! Love the length too.

Bunny said...

GReat dress and gorgeous fabric.

AllisonC said...

This dress looks fabulous on you, love the fabric. I agree the line drawing wasn't inspiring to me either, but I will definitely have a closer look at this pattern now.