Burda 06-2013 #110 - My June Burda Challenge!

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How much fun is this dress? It’s knit, it has ruching, it’s metallic. I knew when I saw this dress, I would have to make it.
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I made it without the sleeves obviously. And oops, you can see a tiny glimpse of my bright blur bra strap. Oops! The pattern went together smoothly as all Burda patterns do. This pattern started at a size 36 so I downsized it to a 34 like I always do. I thought there would be more drape on the crossover section on he bodice. When you look at the magazine model photo, it looks like it would be a bit loose and drapey but it’s not. I know it’s really hard to see the gathers. 
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Here’s a better picture to show the gathers.
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How much fun is this fabric? It’s from the swap meet. It looks kind of flashy but when I put on a sweater and flats, it looks good in the casual mis-matchy kind of way that is popular right now.
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Here you can see the side seams. They have clear elastic in them from the hem to the armpit. Since this dress relies on negative ease to fit, I knew those poor seams would take quite a bit of stress. This just helps to reinforce them.
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Here’s the bodice. The cross that goes under the top section is only a partial bodice piece.
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I know it’s hard to see but I outlined the partial cross part in red. Another interesting part of this pattern is that both the left and right side tops are finished with self-fabric facings that are just folded down.
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Kid photo-op! Love that girl!
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And a crazy boy!
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