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Burda Cover Dress in Coffee Colors

Added Feb 21, 2012

by missb-1

..., Slovenia






Instead of a stretchy wool blend I used a stretchy light cotton and decided to make a summer version of the dress. Because of this, the dress gets crinkled more easily and the shape is a bit less flattering in my opinion, but I’m still satisfied with it.

I made some changes compared to the Burda original. I decided for color blocking as the pattern seemed made for it and I didn’t make the sleeves so I simply hemmed the armholes with bias tape.

I have yet to hem the dress (and shorten it considerably from it’s current length) but that will have to wait till after the pregnancy when I can actually try it on.

More details and photos: http://bluejulesews.blogspot.com/2012/02/burda-cover-dress-and-refashion.html

Material Notes

stretch cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Mar 2, 2012, 11.52 AMby anajan

    I really like the way you did color blocking here. The gradient effect really emphasizes the dress’ pattern.

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      Mar 3, 2012, 07.10 AMby missb-1

      Hvala Ana! Perhaps it would be even more effective if I managed to find a few more shades of the same color or maybe an ombre fabric.

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    Feb 26, 2012, 07.25 AMby libbysharf

    I’ve seen many versions of this dress, and usually didn’t like the color blockings, but yours is just GORGEOUS!!

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      Feb 26, 2012, 07.53 PMby missb-1

      Thank you!! In general, I don’t like color blocking at all, but this time I gave it a try and I really like the result.

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    Feb 22, 2012, 07.08 AMby soozy

    Great color combination. It must be difficult to make a fitted dress for after your pregnancy being not able to try it on while making. I keep trying on the clothes that I make while making them. That’s why I find it a bit hard to make clothes for others.

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      Feb 22, 2012, 10.23 AMby missb-1

      It is difficult, but I figured out the dress form measures pretty well and the fabric is stretchy otherwise I’d never try this. It was still tricky but hopefully the dress fits once I’ll try it on. ;)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 10.04 PMby MaycieAfterFive

    Wow! It looks amazing. Great job!

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      Feb 22, 2012, 06.02 AMby missb-1

      Thanks. :))

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    Feb 21, 2012, 05.36 PMby step-van-b

    I really like your coffee colored dress. I want to make it too but don’t know the color(s) yet.

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      Feb 21, 2012, 08.45 PMby missb-1

      Thanks. I hesitated between blue and brown hues but chose the latter in the end.

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    Feb 21, 2012, 09.56 AMby hdk100

    Wow! What a great version!!

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      Feb 21, 2012, 04.01 PMby missb-1

      Thanks. :D

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    Feb 21, 2012, 09.46 AMby Inspired2012

    I love your version! Nice combination of colors :-)

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      Feb 21, 2012, 04.02 PMby missb-1

      I’m a coffee lover so it’s only natural I chose coffee colors. ;) Thanks.

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