Saturday, March 23, 2013

BurdaStyle 120 Obsession

I promised more photos of my BurdaStyle 120 which I quickly took as part of my Pattern Review Copy Cat Challenge dress post. So here is my first version of the BurdaStyle 120 dress which I have made a couple of changes to, mostly just making the skirt a pleated skirt instead of a fitted one.




The next version was sort of inspired by the dress below by Modcloth. I was going over my Pinterest clothing inspiration board and found a few styles I pinned all very similar, I liked how some of them were two toned with the plain colour at the bottom. I also ended up adding a second pleat to this top so there were 4 pleats altogether. The fabric I used below was from Spotlight on sale at $4m. After making my other Peterpan collar dress in the same fabric I think I bought what was left of the entire roll lol.


Inspiration Modcloth Dress








Here is the second version in the exact same pattern. I could make a million of these they are so easy and don't take very long to make. This was some of my fabric I bought in Melbourne at the start of the year from Rathdowne Fabrics the blue is so pretty.





And to finish it off with a pugshot :)


♥ Erin 

37 comments:

  1. I really love the second version. How do you get time to sew so much? You are amazing.

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    1. hehe thank you!! Well I get lots of sewing time at the moment because my partner is at uni doing his MBA so hes there a few nights a week plus some weekends. So yea... I end up sewing like a mad women! Plus I have so much fabric to get through hehe!!

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  2. What a great style and you have obviously perfected the fit as they all look fabulous. Your wardrobe must just be looking awesome at the moment!!

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    1. Thank Rosi!! I love the top to this dress and there are so many cool skirt variations to make. My next one is combining the top from this with the skirt from my madmen dress hehe. I definitely have lots of dresses to wear to work now that's for sure. I might have to venture out and do something different soon. Maybe a top lol!

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  3. I love all three! I really love the fabric on the first one. It is so bold, but works so well with the pattern. :-) Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I love the linen one too I wasn't sure how well it was going to work but looks better with a belt! I'm so obsessed hehe!!

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  4. All three dresses look fantastic! The style is great on you.

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    1. Thanks Johanna! Hehe I really love this pattern its hard to think about doing anything else atm. Hehe

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  5. All lovely desses but I just love the fabric of your latest. I mean LOVE.

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  6. That is such a cute pattern! All of the dresses turned out great. I think the second one is my favourite.

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    1. Thanks Megan! I love the second one too I haven't worn this one yet. I really love my blue one too because it don't really have anything else like this. Rathdowne Fabrics in Melbourne had the prettiest cotton sateen. I'm saving all my prints for the perfect outfits.

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  7. Beautiful dresses, all three!!!
    But, I love the black band on the bottom of the last two..Look
    fantastic on you..
    Happy sewing.. [Love when I get that a lone time to sew, with no
    interuptions. ---but of course we miss the better 1/2 when they are away,
    hahahaha]

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    1. Thank you Judy! It was a pretty easy touch to the dresses but I love how it turned out as well. I had to make sure they all lined up at the bottom too. Hehe I know I am not sure what I will do when he finishes uni at the end of the year ill have to be social again lol! Great for the time getting all my dresses made :)

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  8. I really love the color blocking! I love all three of these dresses.

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    1. Thanks Alison! :) I am a little obsessed with these dresses hehe!!

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  9. Looking good:) the second one is my fav, super sewer woman :)

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    1. Thanks Bec! I'm getting lots of time watching tv shows almost through the Carrie Diaries now ill have to think of what to watch next :)

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  10. I get how you've copied these and they look much better in your versions.
    The pugs are huggable.

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    1. Thank you your so sweet!! Heheh I love the puggies they are the best sewing companions as they just sleep 24/7!!

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  11. I like the second one the best, but they're all terrific! Great work with the fit, too :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Thats so nice of you to say :) I really like changing this pattern around there is so much to play around with. My next one is a slim fitting skirt to see what that will look like :)

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  12. Some gorgeous frocks there! I particularly like the way the fabric pattern melds itself to the pleats at the neckline :) And the blue patterned fabric of the last blue dress is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Melanie! You cant really see the neck line maybe because my hair is in the way but its not too obvious but still nice. hehe its really pretty isn't it I got that one from Rathdowne Fabrics down your way!! Rathdowne have been awesome shipping me up fabric when I run out! Your so lucky to be in Melbs I am so jealous!!

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  13. All three of these dresses are striking in different ways. I like the black and white one best, but the other two come close behind! It's a lovely style on you.

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    1. Thanks Megan. I actually wore the black and white one today and really liked it. Its hard to choose which one I feel like wearing in the morning hehe.

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  14. This dress is so flattering! I love it. I think I need to add it to my "to-do" list :) I am in love with the 2nd one black/white. I'm a sucker for black/white though - so it's no surprise!

    And you know I love the pug pictures - I love knowing other people are as obsessed with their pets as I am ;)

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    1. Thanks Amy!! You should def try it. Hopefully you can get it with the burdastyle discount too!! Hehe yes well I am very obsessed with the pugs and sewing. So don't worry I love finding blogs that have animal appearances. Like Shanni (comment below) she has Vito who I love seeing on her blog too hehe.

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  15. Wonderful dresses!!! Man you really inspire me want to sew more! Give the puggers kisses for me!!

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    1. Thanks Shanni!! You do sew heaps and I love all of your outfits. I will try give the puggies kisses, I tend to smother them already and they run away hehe.

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  16. Wow, what great dresses! Love the prints you chose!

    Seriously in love with your pugs-- I can't even deal with how cute they are!

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    1. Thanks Ginger!! So glad I found another sewing blog with some puggy appearances hehe!!

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  17. It is wonderful to see how you can change your look for a pattern, simply changing the fabric ... You are so creative to combine fabrics and patterns, Wow!

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    1. Thanks Rosy your so sweet! I thought I was just a little obsessed but I will take creative anyday :)

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  18. Three lovely dresses! That sewing machine of yours must run hot all the time and you must be the best dressed girl at work. I am so glad you found a lovely bridal head piece on Etsy ; it is such a great site to buy and sell and a little too tempting at times.

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    1. Hehe thanks Marjorie! My sewing machine actually had to go in for servicing for a week and I was a bit stressed so I borrowed one of my mums spairs hehe. I do have lots of dresses to wear now but surprisingly my work is pretty crazy people are in designer outfits so I tend to feel more on the dorky side hehe!! That's okay I know I'm a dork though! I can't wait to get my headpiece ill have to show you when I get it :)

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