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Cute collared dress

Added Feb 26, 2011

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






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);
60 cm invisible zipper, white;
Pattern notes also suggest silk, taffeta, crepe (dress) and organza (collar)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic


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, 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, 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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