Friday, December 18, 2009

Burda 05-2009 #103 Knit Dress

I had a work party to attend last night. I made this saucy little dress from the May issue of BWOF. Could I go with a boring, plain, solid color? Nooooooooo, of course not.




Instead, I made a crazy-ass version of it. (I'm under this tree and a little worried that my stomping on the deck will cause the snow to fall on me.) This is a polyester/lycra ITY I bought from my local sewing boutique, Seams Like Home. It's super comfortable and I love the print. It's a little crazy but, as a friend pointed out, so am I.


The only bust alteration was to cross the "crosses" a bit more than normal. I basted it in place with the two CF together but it was a little loose with my lack of "girls". So, I just snugged it up and made the top tighter. That means I also had to make the waistband a bit smaller and the hip area too. I also made a small, 3/8"?, swayback adjustment. I think it would have looked even better with a solid black waistband. I wore it last night with these boots.


As Emeril would say, "BAM!" Hello, booty! There was no way to match stripes, blocks, and squiggles so I didn't even try.


It was a fun party with lots of dancing. If there is one thing I can do, it's dance.

32 comments:

Sewlovely said...

Great dress and skirt - I always look forward to your posts - but bare legs in those temps? It's jacket weather here in SW Florida when it gets below 70. We have a cold front coming with lows in the 40's, which I'm not looking forward to. I cannot even imagine how cold 1 degrees is. Stay inside and keep sewing.
Debra

Sew4Fun said...

Fab dress! This pattern is next on my list (after Christmas) so it's great to see your version.

Bug Adventures said...

The boots are stupendous and so is the saucy new hair-cut. The dress is crazy cute, hope the next two weeks are great with the fam!

Kristine said...

LOVE IT!!! Especially with the boots! You skinny minx, you look amazing in this, and I don't think it's that crazy of a print. And dancing? Count me in, too!

Linda said...

I love your fashion style, I think you truly dress to fit your personality. This fabric is great and it was definitely a BAM dress. Looked great on you. I hope you had fun!!!

KID, MD said...

Awesome!! Love the print.

Lori said...

Great dress, it looks fab on you.

Anonymous said...

Love the dress, Dawn. The fit is perfect and so is the "crazy" print.
Cissie

eword10 said...

LOVE that print. I reminds me of Missoni. Great dress. You look like you had a great time.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Awesome dress! Looks great on you

meredithp said...

Great dress! But again, BRRR...

Audrey said...

Fanastic party dress! You have the figure to wear a dress with a wild print like that. Go for it.

the_lazymilliner said...

Great backdrop. We need a snowstorm like that here.

Eugenia said...

Ooooh that's the perfect dancing dress. I love that wonderful, crazy print - no-one could miss you on the dance floor. You look amazing in it.

beangirl said...

And this is SO CUTE too!

(Sorry, I read both your posts at the same time, my comments probably make no sense)

cidell said...

That is a GREAT dress. And, I'm going to stop bitching and moaning about taking pictures outside.

Debbie Cook said...

I agree with the masses - great dress, fabulous print!

Gotta ask, being a Florida girl ... what do you wear over the dress, and especially your legs, when you travel from home to the party? I'm imagining a REALLY long, warm coat. Or do you just brave it for the few minutes to and from the house/car with a regular coat? Maybe a blanket in the car?

Have a great Christmas if our blogging posts/comments don't cross paths before then.

Gorgeous Things said...

That fabric is perfect for that dress. And that dress is perfect for your figure! We're waiting for a big snowstorm to start here tonight. It's already snowing and blizzard conditions in Washington DC and New York.

marysews said...

Party On! That dress is smashing!

Mountain Thyme said...

If there is one thing those boots are made for....it is dancing. What a great dress. Love the material. And, I miss the days when I had a figure like that! Lovely! Bet you had lotsa fun!

Merry Christmas, Alaska!

fancypants said...

Love the dress! And I am coveting your boots- they are great!!

Kathi said...

The dress looks gorgeous! I love the style and the fabric! Glad you had fun at the party!

okie2thfairy said...

You're right Cabinbaby, you needed to make this in a crazy print. It looks so different not being in a solid. Great looking dress.

angie.a said...

Great dress girly!

verobirdie said...

I love the pattern of this dress, and it is perfect on you. I like the skirt of the previous post too.

senaSews said...

The dress looks great und suits you perfectly. I also love the print!

NGLaLALa said...

Love it!! Great job!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love your dress! I don't normally go for prints, but that print is so awesome! I think I'm mostly afraid of prints because they tend to swallow me up. Hmm. Maybe I should not fear the print. ;-) I love your boots with it, too.

Deb M. said...

Gorgeous dress!! I love the whole thing, design, fit, and especially the print. Bravo!

Deb M.

Bunny said...

Fabulous!

Antigone said...

great color, great dress and a wonderful lady! as a fan of 60s' I really loved the pattern.

georgeina said...

lovely choice of setting to show off your lovely dress!