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Burda Style 12/12 Red draped dress

Added Feb 17, 2013

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin






Here is my version of dress #112 from the December 2012 issue of BurdaStyle. So glad it had step by step illustrations or this dress would never have happened.
I used a stiff cotton fabric (bazin) but after a few washes it should lose that plasticy coating and drape better. I hope.
I cut the largest size for the sleeves but they were too small for my arms so I left them out (plus i prefer sleeveless in any case)
I don’t think I did a good job on the “knot” part as it doesn’t look as nice as the model’s, but I am still very happy with it!
The biggest issue is I have extra space in the neck. I however would rather treat this dress as a muslin then rip out and re sew the zipper & facing… so for now I just let my hair down to cover up that extra poof.

I wrote more in my blog here: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2013/02/18/burdastyle-122012-dress-112/

Material Notes





Spring, Summer

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    Feb 18, 2013, 04.57 PMby omgdora

    Ooh, how cute! The knot may not look like the picture in the magazine but it looks very interesting and fashion-y.

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      Feb 18, 2013, 08.06 PMby cathytxtwfr

      and comfortable to move around in too! thank you :)

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    Feb 18, 2013, 02.46 PMby aggelicat .)

    I really like it!!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 11.05 AMby schnui


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    Feb 18, 2013, 11.05 AMby schnui

    I really like this pattern and I am glad to see that you have made it in a cotton. The red is beautiful on you and for a muslin dress, this is very nice. Once you have worked out the neck gaping problem, you will be able to make it in your dream fabric. I also like that you have made it sleeveless. It really suits you.

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      Feb 18, 2013, 08.05 PMby cathytxtwfr

      thank you :) i intend to try it with a drapier fabric later on

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    Feb 18, 2013, 08.10 AMby Mary Athey

    I was going to say the same as klotto. I’d put a couple of little darts in the neck. Overall though.i think your dress is lovely and what a fab colour.x

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      Feb 18, 2013, 08.05 PMby cathytxtwfr

      one can never go wrong with red!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 08.01 AMby klotto

    Lllllllove your dress! Maybe you can make small darts on both sides of your zipper to resolve the issue? I know this isn’t a classic solution, but might be worth a try….

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      Feb 18, 2013, 08.04 PMby cathytxtwfr

      thank you for the advice, ill play around and see if it works

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