Sunday, January 12, 2014

Burda 7053- The Two-Tone Curvy Knit Dress

I was all too excited to cut this dress out on Friday and sew it up quickly on yesterday! This dress has been on my sewing list since the Summer. I'd hoped to make it in some bright colors or prints (I still plan too) but I'm happy I was able to slip in this version. I bought a gorgeous shimmery stripped ponteroma knit from Jo-Ann's a couple of months ago and really wanted to use it for something non-formal. I though pairing it with a black ponteroma knit with make it suitable for normal wear. I love the final results!!!


Burda 7053


Time to Sew:
About 2 hours.

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
A 2, it was really easy.

Pattern Description:
Close fitting dress with unique seaming.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12 for the bodice and 14 for the waist and below.




Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved everything!

Fabric Used:
Ponteroma knit with shimmery gold, blue, black stripes and a solid black ponteroma.


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 4" to the length and added sleeves---I used the sleeves from Vogue 1020.

What would you do differently next time?:
Nothing.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and Yes!!!

Wardrobe Versatility:
This is a cute dress! It can be worn with boot, sandals etc. I think a cute fur vest on it would work too!


Conclusion:
Lovely dress!

33 comments:

  1. Ooo I really like that ! https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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  2. I like it! Good fabric combo too.

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  3. I have this pattern and need to get it on the "list" to sew. Your version is very pretty!

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  4. You look fantastic! !! I love love love that dress and your style.

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  5. Hi Victoria. I was really surprised to see this dress because it is almost identical to what the weather person on my local news channel was wearing on last night's news, just different in the colors. On hers, the sleeves and curving side panels were black while the center panel was bright red. It was lovely and festive. Yours is truly wonderful and I cannot believe it took only 2 hours. Great dress and it fits beautifully.

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    1. I think it's very on trend at the moment, and such a flattering trend at that! :-)

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  6. What a dynamite dress and figure! And to say it was an easy sewing one too...OMG...girl, you hit the jackpot! Just stand back and wait for the compliments to fly in your direction, Victoria!

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  7. You certainly have the body for this dress! It's really great on you and makes a good figure look even better. In such subdued colors it's the kind of dress that can be dressed up or down.

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  8. This looks great! I love the fabric and the curvy seams look fabulous on you!

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  9. Dress is really nice and it looks great on you!

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  10. Smokin dress! I adore your addition of the Vogue sleeves.

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  11. This is beautiful! You look super in it!

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  12. Oh I love this Victoria! I love color blocked dresses and don't have a pattern like this one, thanks so much for highlighting this! You look great in it!

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  13. Oh love it!!! That is a great find from JoAnns!

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  14. Looks stunning on you I cannot believe it took you only a few hours to make

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  15. I've been reading and enjoying your blog for a couple of months now, so I'm a relatively new reader. Since I have started sewing again after a couple of years hiatus, it's exciting to read your entries. Also inspiring for me to continue sewing regularly. Thank you!

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  16. I love it! So flattering on you. I too have had this pattern sitting in my stash for some time but was going to wait for the weather to warm up again - hadn't thought of adding sleeves :-)

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  17. What a cute, cute, cute dress! Love it!

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  18. Awesome dress. I love the knit. It looks like a shantung silk, it's so shimmery and textured.

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  19. What a fantastic dress, even better that it was so quick to make.

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  20. Ohhh, fantastic looking dress Victoria - love it!

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  21. This is a great dress. I've got to get this pattern and add it to the list. I think there's a Burda sale coming up soon at Joann's.

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  22. Your dress is fantastic! I love the two fabrics you combined and the style is so flattering on you!

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  23. Very nicely done. It fits you well and is a flattering style for you.

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  24. Ohhhh, just PERFECT! You look terrific!

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  25. This dress looks fantastic on you. Love the combination of fabrics you used.

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