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Empire Dress Plus Size 05/2011

Added Mar 25, 2012

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Munich, Germany






Empire dress pattern, plus size.

This dress gives a great silhouette for most figures. Made with crepe de chine it gives a luxurious look. Silk, satin, linen or even cotton fabrics can be used.

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Material Notes

Crepe de chine, fabric width: 90 cm (36 in) length: 3.30, 3.35, 3.40, 3.60, 3.60 m (3 5/8, 3 3/4, 3 3/4, 4, 4 yds).
Knit tulle for lining, fabric width 150 cm (59 in), length: 0.90, 1.00, 1.50, 1.75, 1.75 m (1,1 1/8, 1 3/4, 2, 2 yds).
Vilene Bias Tape/stay tape.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Chiffon, Cotton, Linen, Satin, Silk

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  • Brooklyn_march_2_large

    May 17, 2012, 08.29 PMby RuellaDesigns

    Finished this dress today. This is my first downloadable pattern from Burda. I consider myself an “advanced beginner” and found this dress pretty frustrating to make. Instructions were confusing (ended up not even following them and just put it together in a way that made sense to me – thankfully, yet painfully, I was right). I altered the pattern to fit a US size 4-6. Armholes were a little too big/wide. Was surprised there were no illustrations to guide me along. Now, if I can remember how I put it together, I might make it again….

  • Brooklyn_march_2_large

    May 8, 2012, 05.52 PMby RuellaDesigns

    this pattern bites!

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