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What the "magic closet" can do for a seamstress: Burda 6829

   You guys you want to know a little secret? I made this dress last year for my nine year wedding anniversary; however, I did not blog about it-simply because I hated it on me. This isn't my first time making this dress, as I made this dress before and reviewed it here. .

 You see, I had an event that I needed something a little dressy for an event this past weekend, and knew due to time constraints that I wouldn't have time to make anything new from scratch. So, I pulled out Burda 6829 from the throws of the back of my closet, just to see if anything had changed.

You guys that's been following me for awhile know I love playing with different hairstyles and looks *hence the long
ponytail :)..

Well, I'm so glad that I put this dress in the "magic closet" that you often hear in the sewing community. Because in doing so, I now had a sort of, new dress that I now loved! As seamstress, we can sometimes be so darn dramatic,lol! But there was a small issue! You see, I made this dress when we were stationed in Texas, but now we are stationed in Hawaii, which  is warm all year round; so I knew that I needed to remove the sleeves, in order to be able to wear this dress while here.

Before chopping the sleeves off..Oh, and my little lady says Hi!
LOL, do you see the toddler size finger print marks, sigh! I just love
her :)..

  For this iteration, I made the dress exactly the same, but you know that half an inch that I said that I would add if I ever made this again? Well, I added 1" to the side seams, HA! I made this dress in the largest size; this dress does not give you any wish or hope that your exercise regime is gaining momentum,LOL! I'm so glad that I added to waist for this one. It just makes the dress so much more comfortable to wear, ya know?! I also used a black Ponte knit for this dress. I know for myself, it just makes everything stay where it's supposed to :)..

   I wanted to mention also that I was a little concerned with taking the sleeves off and not having the seam allowance anymore. I was praying that it didn't cause too much of an issue with the armhole area. I thought that due to time, I would add a knit binding to the sleeve area, nope! It wasn't enough seam allowance, without showing to much skin in this area. So, I had to cut out the facing pieces, boo hoo, and slip-stitch them down, ugh! But, the bright side is that I had leftover black Ponte from the Simplicity pants that I made recently, yes! There's always lemonade to be made, when life throws you lemons, right? Right!


Overall, I am so glad that I made the necessary adjustments to this dress, and now have a new little black dress that now has a purpose in my closet :)!  Well, that's all I have for now. I'm going to re-work a McCall's dress, that I put in timeout this weekend,lol.. But, I'll talk more on that later, but I hope everyone has a great week ahead. I can't wait to see all your lovely creations!

As always, be blessed and nothin' less, and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! ~Candice


  1. I absolutely love it on you Candice. You look amazing Momma.

  2. This is proof that magic closets exist! I really like your dress! You look stunning in it, and I am glad that you pulled it out of your closet.

  3. It looks so beautiful, Candice. I really like without the sleeves. You look beautiful as always - I love the long ponytail.


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