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Burda 116 dress

Added Nov 1, 2010

by aneleej

Čakovec, Croatia






This is the dress I’ve been wanting to sew for some time now…well, since I saw it in the magazine basically…It is just perfect, has a slightly oldfashioned feel to it, and I found this color I knew would be perfect. It’s quite simple to make, I could have done some thing diferently, but all in all I’m pleased with how it turned out.




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Nov 3, 2010, 11.32 AMby barbaraagatha

    Hello, I made this for Halloween: I made it in red duchesse as a Marie Antoinette costume. But I left out the sleeves cause I simply could not figure out how the magazine wanted me to place them. Can you explain? I want to make the dress again to wear to work and need help :(


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      Nov 4, 2010, 06.22 PMby aneleej

      Hey! I haven’t read the instructions at all, cause it would take to much time for me to translate them, so I improvised. Hm…I’ll try to explain, it’s complicated :) For one sleeve I cut out two parts. Sew the first layer inside the armhole, and the other one on top. Then turn them around.

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    Nov 2, 2010, 10.32 AMby peaches2218

    I’m making this dress to get married in, minus the exposed zip. It’s nice to see a finished version other than the muslin I made of the top before I dive in. Did you have any fit issues or major difficulties? I see the bodice is a bit loose on you. What size does Burda say you are and what size did you use?

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      Nov 2, 2010, 11.51 AMby aneleej

      Yes it is, in the sholders. :) I made it in size 36, becouse I always make it in 36, so I did’t even look at the measurements in the manual. Oh well, I plan to make another one but shorter so I’ll be more carefull next time around. :)
      It’s quite simple, the only problem for me were the sleeves that were a little bit tricky, but all in all you shouldn’t have any major problems. I’m looking forward to seeing your wedding dress with this pattern, I’m sure it will work perfectly :)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 08.06 AMby jeleena

    Boja je predivna i sviđa mi se kako pada … Ma super je!!! =)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 04.12 AMby olystyrene

    Nice work! It looks lovely on you!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 09.55 PMby loveisaplace

    That’s gorgeous

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    Nov 1, 2010, 08.39 PMby farfar

    Beautiful job. I love the colour and the work put into it! What issue is this from?

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      Nov 2, 2010, 10.30 AMby peaches2218

      October of this year.

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      Nov 2, 2010, 11.52 AMby aneleej

      It’s in the october issue :)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 07.29 PMby macoskrm

    I love it! I’ve been wanting to try this…maybe I will now!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 07.28 PMby ellohdesign

    great job!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 06.46 PMby kezi

    georgous dress, and lovely colour!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 03.20 PMby janene

    Really lovely. I have had my eye on this pattern too! What fabric did you use? It really works well, whatever it is! Beautiful colour too…. suits you very well :-)

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      Nov 2, 2010, 11.56 AMby aneleej

      Thank you very much! It’s some kind of a cotton fabric, not quite sure…i had it at home, so thought to put a use to it. :)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 03.07 PMby alyc

    Beautiful dress !!

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