Đurđa's dress
by kelerabeus Follow

Meet Đurđa, my very good friend and roommate! Her friend was getting married this past weekend and she asked me if I could make her a dress for that occasion. Of course, I said yes! We went fabric shopping and then after hours (or days) spent browsing through my Burda magazine collection this is what we came up with.

She's been on 'Allo 'Allo kick for the last few weeks and a bit influenced by the fashion of the 1940s, in her own words, she wanted a dress like the ones Madame Edith wears :) This dress is made by combining the skirt from #116 Burda 03/2014 and bodice from #116 Burda 04/2013. Everything went well and the dress was a success, but my only regret was choice of fabric. We bought the fabric before she knew what kind of dress she wants, and if I had known that she would go for form fitting skirt I would advise fabric with some stretch. Although absolutely beautiful, this floral satin rayon have no stretch at all and it was very difficult to make a functional skirt that is not too tight around the legs. You can see in the pictures that there's some puckering and pulling around the lower thighs, but oh my. She wore it for the whole day of walking and dancing without anything falling apart :) And most importantly, she had the greatest time!


Discussion 4

  • Ingrid commented 7 years ago

    WOW. This dress fits her as a glove. Beautifully done

    kelerabeus replied 7 years ago

    He he, thank you! It helped that we share the apartment, I literally did the fitting on her after each step :)

  • Lynda Anne Schuch commented 7 years ago

    I love the fabric choice, and you matched the skirt and bodice up so beautifully. I love mix and matching my patterns the result is a dress no one else has. ps Been using Burda Magazines for 30 years now. Oh I have just realized, Its been That Long!  Anyway, it looks lovely and I am sure you had fun sewing it. Well done

    kelerabeus replied 7 years ago

    Thank you, it means so much coming from someone with so much experience as you have! I really do love working with Burda patterns.

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