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Swing Elodie

June 5, 2011
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I still love Ottobre but I think I’m loving Farbenmix more with each garment I make. This one is the first one that’s not a design by Nancy Langdon. This is one and the simplest of 3 variations. Based on what I read on other posts, the dress is rather narrow so for my first version, I opted for jersey although the pattern is for wovens. I used whichever jerseys I had on hand and I’m not 100% with the fabric combination but like I said, this goes as a wearable muslin.

I cut the skirt pieces with 1.5 cm-seam allowance and sewn with a 1 cm-seam allowance. I used clear elastic to gather the top, it makes the gathers more even and stabilizes the seam. I skipped the zipper. I made a wavy hem by stretching the fabric while zigzaging, which was probably the most time-consuming step of the whole project since I don’t own an overlock. The dress is decorated with a flower made from this tutorial, which I hope will survive washing…

I didn’t really follow the instructions. They are very detailed and probably perfect for a beginner but somehow, once you get used to Burda, those kind of instructions become confusing. For anybody interested, there are also instructions in German but with pictures here, here and here.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. laetitia permalink
    June 6, 2011 07:04

    alors là, chapeau! Une vraie robe de princesse qui tourne et vole!

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  2. June 6, 2011 07:12

    elles sont vraiment magnifiques !!! toutes les deux !
    bises
    nath

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  3. June 6, 2011 11:38

    Très jolie !!! Voilà un patron qu’il me tarde de posséder ^^

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  4. June 6, 2011 14:04

    You know, I think that the colors kind of work for a little kid’s dress. If you or I were to try that, we’d likely look silly, but for your daughter it just looks really cute and fun. 🙂 Does Farbenmix make boys patterns? I don’t have any little girls….

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  5. June 6, 2011 14:05

    And definitely drop some big hints about getting an overlock around your birthday or Christmas or something….it’s absolutely life-changing! 🙂

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  6. June 7, 2011 13:17

    The dress is adorable. I love the fabrics! ~Val

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  7. June 10, 2011 16:32

    bonjour, ton elodie est très jolie,
    je cherche a acheter ce patron ou puis-je le trouver
    merci

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  8. June 12, 2011 11:14

    Oooh, it’s just beautiful! And your daughter looks totally gorgeous twirling happily in it!

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