24 January 2010

Pinafore dress

Finally, I took some pictures of a dress I finished back in December. This is a dress/jumper from old Burda magazine (09-2007-121).

Lately I sew only with old patterns. There are two reasons for that: I need some time to accept new trends, and I don't sew enough so I can't finish all my plans from past years. So, for this year the sewing plan is to use all patterns from Simple chic (Japanese book I'm in love :)) and to use at least one pattern from new Burda. (I have a reason to buy  a magazine every month. :) )
Back to dress: This is pull-on knit dress with a deep v-neck and tulip-shaped skirt. It was quick and easy to sew. The fabric I used is heavy gray wool jersey.At first; I was worried it would be too bulky at the bodice. -The lining for bodice is the same wool jersey.-But it is not. I am skinny enough, and some bulky on particular parts of the body is welcome.
The Burda advice is to wear the dress over " a close-fitting turtleneck pullover for the true-to-style look."I love turtlenecks. Since I always freeze, they keep me warm. So, for me, this dress is the perfect garment.
I took size 36 and didn't make any pattern alternation. Here are lots of others dresses with complete reviews and useful construction details.
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I did finally complete the scarf I have started back in September.
And the beret from same yarn.
I am not completely satisfied with the beret.The pattern is so beautiful but it's not noticeable when it is done with this yarn. And the photos are bad.
You can't see the beauty of the shining and sparkling yarn.LOL
I can't resist it.I really love busy prints, colors, sparkling stones, sequins and other kitsch.Period!LOL

14 comments:

Karin said...

What a beautiful scarf! The dress is nice too.

Eugenia said...

I LOVE your beautiful dress. The pleated skirt and the way that it hangs is really nice. Great colour choice - you can wear any colour underneath it and it will look lovely.

sonoemi said...

The dress is beautiful! I like this look.

gwensews said...

Cute jumper! It looks great! Nice knitty things too.

Gail said...

The dress is very nicely done.

drenka said...

I lovwe your beret. ok, maybe the pattern is not noticable with this yarn, but I still love it! Do you have a pattern for it?

Lina said...

Drenka-poslala sam ti semu na Ravelry

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you for your nice comment about my twin set.

Kathleen said...

Love you work Lina - very beautifully done

littlecottondresses said...

Love the beret & the whole outfit! Can't wait for more creations out of the Simple Chic book - I have it too but haven't sewn anything out of it yet.

stephanie said...

I have that Burda Dress pattern at home too and have been wanting to make it for ages, but just like you I never get around to doing all the things I planned. Sigh.

Your dress is beautiful and I might have to give it a try now soon, before the cold season is over.

Sheila said...

Sending you continued good health wishes.

The jumper looks great and like you love turtlenecks. I am totally loving the hat & scarf set.

Thanks for the lovely compliment on my outfit.

Cafe Couture said...

Oh, I made this dress too, in camel wool last year, I loved it. You look pretty in it.

Rūta said...

i like the dress, it sits good on you, and the fabric suits for theat model very well.
And nice knitting!