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Cute collared dress with chiffon

Added Oct 30, 2011

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






My third version of my favourite burda pattern (burda #7494), this time with a chiffon overlay, chiffon collar and chiffon sash.

My first attempt Cute collared dress and second rendition Cute collared dress for my sister were both made from cotton fabrics, so I had a real shock when it came to sewing with slippery, shape-changing chiffon. I had forgotten how tricky it can be to work with this type of fabric.

I had to staystitch the chiffon pattern pieces to minimise the amount of distortion. I also added a llining for the bodice due to the sheer nature of the chiffon. Again, I substituted the dress zipper with an invisible zipper and decreased the amount of pouf generated by the skirt back pleats. The skirt is lined as per pattern instructions. I didn’t make the jacket included in the pattern.

The pattern also includes instructions for a belt, but I used a belt that I already owned. I wasn’t completely happy with the belt I had, so I decided make a chiffon sash instead. Luckily I had just enough chiffon to spare! The sash ties up in a bow at the back. (The last photo shows the rejected belt.)

Material Notes

Dress :Chiffon, shell 148cm ($5.00/metre from Spotlight bargain pile); Lining: lingerie tricot knit, flesh 150cm($7,99/metre from Spotlight); Collar: Chiffon, black 148cm ($9.95/metre from Spotlight); 56 cm invisible zipper, black; Pattern notes also suggest silk, taffeta, crepe (dress) and organza (collar)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey, Polyester


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    Oct 30, 2011, 11.29 AMby Priscilla Folley

    I love the color, too. And great fit!

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    Oct 30, 2011, 10.30 AMby pambox

    Great. That colour is gorgeous on you.

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    Oct 30, 2011, 09.07 AMby tirrs


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