Cute collared dress

Added Feb 26, 2011

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...

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Description

I’ve admired lots of collared dresses in the shops recently and thought I would have a go sewing my own. Although I bought this burdastyle paper pattern (burda #7494) back in July 2010, a wedding in February 2011 finally gave me a deadline to completing it.

I chose this fabric because I LOVE it! And also because it was on sale! My other favourite things about this dress are the collar and the tailored style.

I had to modify the pattern to fit my (short) height and also decrease the amount of pouf generated by the skirt back pleats. I also substituted the dress zipper for an invisible zipper. The skirt is lined as per pattern instructions. The pattern also includes instructions for a belt, but I used a vintage belt. I didn’t make the jacket included in the pattern.

Material Notes

Dress : Prism Print Poplin Flowers, purple 112cm ($5.00/metre from Spotlight bargain pile);
Collar: Top Pop Poplin, white 112cm ($3.99/metre from Spotlight);
Interfacing;
60 cm invisible zipper, white;
Pattern notes also suggest silk, taffeta, crepe (dress) and organza (collar)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic
Material
Cotton

Credits

burdastyle paper pattern

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    Nov 25, 2011, 07.29 AMby bernieandi

    LOVE IT looks great on you! :) I have this pattern and It’s about time I try it too since it worked so well for you. I also have this fabric :) gotta love a spotlight bargin!

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      Nov 28, 2011, 10.30 AMby cynthia-1

      Fantastic! Spotlight has some treasures if you’re in a patient, trawling mood. Have fun working on your dress and look forward to seeing your post :)

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    Mar 18, 2011, 09.31 AMby kazoir

    this is a beautiful dress on a beautiful girl!! make me one!! xx

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    Mar 14, 2011, 06.25 PMby norcalkitten

    You look stunning!! The dress is beautiful!

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    Feb 28, 2011, 09.46 AMby cynthia-1

    Thanks everyone for all your lovely and encouraging words!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 03.10 PMby kirsteen

    Wow I love this, collar is so cute

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    Feb 27, 2011, 01.19 PMby cathysews

    really well made, really cute

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    Feb 26, 2011, 09.34 PMby ladyjm

    very pretty and i love the fabric :0

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    Feb 26, 2011, 07.34 PMby groovymama

    Really, really cute!!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 05.56 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Indeed a cute dress and great fabric!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 05.15 PMby corinaladue

    This is so pretty. I want one!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 04.24 PMby Xeveria

    It looks fantastic!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 03.21 PMby aur0ra

    That is a cute dress! Love the fabric and the collar.

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    Feb 26, 2011, 02.57 PMby macoskrm

    I love this! The fabric is perfect!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 02.14 PMby baka-pepica

    so cute dress! lovly

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    Feb 26, 2011, 02.11 PMby lienepien

    Looks nice! Like the fabric too!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 02.01 PMby apfelbluete

    very cute!

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