Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another one . . . Burda 06-2009 #101

So I like this one much better. I used a lovely blue double knit from Gorgeous Things. I tried to find it on her website but she must be sold out. I love this. It's not a dress for hot, hot weather though. It's certainly an Alaska dress with the double layered bodice in double knit. I didn't do much differently than last time. I did add my 1/2" bust adjustment so it's shortened just a bit.






The back had a center back seam. Burda would have you put a zipper in here. I added a swayback adjustment. I probably would have added a center back seam anyway to do the swayback adjustment. I didn't put in a zipper. Burda, it's a knit. Knits are stretchy.






Detail of bottom pleating.



Detail of top pleating.





Inside of bodice. The facing is not stitched down yet. I just had to show you guys. It did not finish the edges of the facing because I didn't want to add even more bulk. It's double knit, there are two layers, there are lots of pleats, it's thick enough.



I'm off to write the PatternReview review! :)

34 comments:

Alex said...

So beautiful! It's perfect, love the colour on you. I'm definitly going to have to hunt down this magazine!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!!! The colour goes so nicely with your hair, and that necklace is just the perfect choice-oooh i love love love it!!
-btw i really love how quickly you post new things, when you're sitting at a computer for days on end doing uni work, seeing a new post from you appear is always a delightful distraction :)

Marsha said...

Love the dress...love the shoes!

Paulette said...

Just goes to show that the fabric makes all the difference....looks very lovely on you...perfect color. Will it fit me? :)

Gail said...

This version looks great on you. Love the blue. Personally I think you look better in deeper shades. I especially liked the burgundy jacket that was part of your mini SWAP.

Mary Nanna said...

It's got such beautiful details, what a great pattern.

Next time you do a question and answer, can you please tell me how you manage to sew so much with so many commitments and other demands on your time and energy?

I can't work out how you do it, so I figured you must know a magic trick.

marysews said...

That turned out really great! Kinda makes me want that pattern ...

Lori said...

This looks so fantastic.

Gorgeous Things said...

Fantastic! It looks great on you and you did an amazing job matching the seams.

Sue said...

What a differnece a day (and a differnt fabric) makes!

j.kaori said...

Wonderful dress -- the style and color are really flattering! I can't believe you've already made something from the June issue --- I'm still trying to choose which projects to work on!

Anonymous said...

That dress is so flattering on you, and the color brings out your eyes. Great dress!
BeccaA

AllisonC said...

Lovely, you can really see the pleat detail now and the fit is perfect!

Sandra said...

Dawn I just love this dress, the colour is beautiful. You look absolutely fabulous in it! The heavier double knit weave makes all the difference. I will be looking out for this pattern when the June BWOF arrives down under in a few months time. Luckily its too cold to be wearing short sleeves so I'm happy to wait. Thanks for sharing your tips and experience on the pattern.

Claudine said...

FANTASTIC! I hope you wear it every day. Don't save it for a special occasion.

gwensews said...

Nice job! The dress is lovely, and the color is--wow!

Elaray said...

The dress looks really great!

Lisette M said...

Beautiful dress! Do you mind sharing where you found those gorgeous shoes? Thanks!

Arlene said...

Beautiful! Looks great and comfy!

2BSewing: said...

This pattern was made for you. Your pleated dress is beautiful on you. Your version should be modeled in the mag.

NGLaLALa said...

You're dress is awesome! It's so perfect for you!!

Michelle said...

This turned out gorgeous! The fabric is perfect for it, and what a great color!

melissa said...

ding ding ding! We have a winner!

I cannot wait to make this top/dress - yours is such a shining example of awesome.

Lindsay T said...

Nice, Dawn! Doubleknit is perfect for this style of dress.

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks so great, I can't wait to get my hands on this issue, it comes out Friday in Montreal (Canada). I had picked this pattern (the top) as my favorite from this issue, so I'm glad someone has already sewed this one to see how it looks. It looks really good on you, the color, the fit, the style, and the fabric is perfect. I can't wait to start mine. Chantal.

Lena said...

Wow! From my point of view, it became your most beautiful dresses! You motivate me again and again!

Dana said...

Love it!! Great dress and it really looks flattering (ah, not flattening ;)) on you!

subversivesewer said...

I LOVE that dress! I mean, enough to try to hunt down that magazine!

senaSews said...

I love your dress. I'm glad it turned out so well this time. The color is great, too!

Amy said...

This is a show-stopper. The color is really flattering on you!

Vicki said...

You are so fast! Looks fabulous on you. The pleats are really behaving themselves too!

E Lohroff said...

That skirt is super 80s! It's kind of "Dynasty"!

elbereth said...

Wow! This turned out really fantastico! I'm taking the knit class at pattern review now and your two fabric choices for this are really making it come together for me. Thanks for sharing!

Kat said...

I love this dress! What a beauty!!