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Burda 7494: Floral dress with peter pan style collar

Added Feb 10, 2012

by bernieandi

Sydney, Australia






After countless muslins/toiles I finally got the fit right on this dress.
To read more about the project and process visit my blog!
Somehow these days I seem to make floral dresses exclusively but thats OK with me :)

This pattern was altered significantly from the original and I am looking forward to sewing something different now.

Material Notes

The blue floral fabric was around $5 a meter at a spotlight
The fabric I used for the collar is a cotton drill I got it on sale but its usually $11.95 for a meter.
The bodice lining is a poly/cotton lawn
Navy and black polyester gutterman thread (I always use polyester gutterman!)
1 black invisible 50cm zip.
I also used a little iron-on interfacing but I may not have needed too. It did add a lot of bulk. Perhaps the thing to do is to still add the interfacing but use a lighter fabric for the under collar.




Garment Type


burda 7494

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    Feb 23, 2012, 07.39 AMby susupusu

    I’m in love with this dress! Also your other dresses are so beautiful and well made. I enjoy your blog as well! :)

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      Feb 23, 2012, 02.45 PMby bernieandi

      Aw Thank you! That is such a lovely compliment. :-)

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    Feb 14, 2012, 05.36 PMby LilleLine

    Really cool, You look great in this retro creation. Love the fabric and it fits you perfectly. The belt makes it look even better.

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      Feb 14, 2012, 11.17 PMby bernieandi

      What a compliment! Thank you :)!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 02.22 PMby mandicoulter

    lovely lovely, you look great in this!

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      Feb 13, 2012, 01.46 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you dear :)

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    Feb 11, 2012, 09.41 AMby ambermarks

    love.love.love:)just like for me:) thank You for this project:)

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      Feb 12, 2012, 07.09 AMby bernieandi

      Many thanks!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 10.26 PMby Abigail8

    Pretty! Cute! Gorgeous!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 07.07 AMby bernieandi

      Thankyou :D!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 09.06 PMby Anniemollison

    Love it. Spotlight has some great florals on sale most of the time. I also love your workspace!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 07.07 AMby bernieandi

      Thanks. Exactly! Printed fabric on sale and I am there. I’m glad you like it and that you see past the clutter :)

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    Feb 10, 2012, 01.35 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    beautiful, i’m feeling like doing my next project a peter pan collared one!!!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 07.05 AMby bernieandi

      Yay! :) I feel that the more peter pan collars the better!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 11.28 AMby twoboos

    I lOVE this!!! It’s so cute! looks great!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 07.04 AMby bernieandi

      Thanks a lot . Also I love your style so it means a lot.

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.05 AMby G-A-

    Very pretty, very feminine and fits you perfectly.

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      Feb 10, 2012, 11.36 AMby bernieandi

      YAY Thank you. I like looking feminine!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 01.48 AMby sallybear85

    I really love the shape of the skirt,.. you’ve inspired me to put a tulip skirt on my next dress… next stop – fabric shopping!

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      Feb 10, 2012, 11.39 AMby bernieandi

      Thats awesome :). I added the skirt from this dress to a different bodice it works a treat. So fun to mix and match pattern skirts and bodices and and tulip skirts great.

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    Feb 10, 2012, 12.20 AMby MaryBeverly

    Absolutely lovely! It fits you like a dream. You look fabulous!

    Also, I am with you on the floral dress love. More and more, I reach for floral fabrics when making dresses, especially with spring approaching. They’re just so delightfully feminine.

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      Feb 10, 2012, 11.41 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you that is so sweet of you to say!

      Exactly. Well said!

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