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Island Placket Maxi Dress for Summer

Added Jul 26, 2014

by msvaughn

Weddington, Nort...






My daughter, Sarah, asked me if I would make her this maxi dress from Burda’s 04/2014 patterns. #121, the Island Placket Maxi Dress. We purchased some beautiful floral fabric for the dress, a flowing lightweight fabric like crepe satin, and lightweight lining fabric, as the dress is completely lined. Great pattern!

Material Notes

Burda 04/2014 – #121 Island Placket Dress pattern. Crepe Satin fabric for dress. Lining fabric. 5 small round buttons.




Garment Type


Burda Island Placket Dress

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    Aug 1, 2014, 01.17 PMby Patrizia Novello

    Lovely dress. I would to make it me too, but it seems so complicated, I’m only a beginner!!!

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    Jul 27, 2014, 09.07 PMby Michelle Bryer

    Looks great! I’ve been wanting to sew this up but concerned about the back, does the bra show?

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      Jul 27, 2014, 10.45 PMby msvaughn

      Hello Michelle! Sarah is wearing a strapless bra. By adding 5/8" at the fold of the back section (pattern piece #5) I was able to overlap the sides of the back (at the waist) to the side-front bodice. This gave the dress about a 1" -2" covering above the waist so that she could wear a bra with the dress. Without the extra addition to the back pattern piece, the point of the side-front bodice meets the point of the side-back panel on both sides – at the waist. I like the extra coverage and it fits her better too!

      So, just to give you a visual – when you place pattern piece #5 on the fold of the fashion fabric and the lining, make sure it is 5/8" from the fold. You are actually adding 1 and 2/8" to the width of the back panel.

      Hope this helps!


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      Jul 30, 2014, 03.47 PMby MadDreamer

      Hello Michelle,
      I had this exactly same dress from mango a couple years ago (like, same length, same number of buttons, EXACTLY) and I wore it with this kind of bra :
      It was absolutely perfect !
      I’m re-doing this dress right now, I’ll some photos with it so you can see .

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    Jul 26, 2014, 10.21 PMby Tzai

    Lovely dress

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      Jul 27, 2014, 03.09 PMby msvaughn

      Thank you!

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    Jul 26, 2014, 08.40 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Looks great!

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      Jul 27, 2014, 03.10 PMby msvaughn

      Thank you Byanka! It was fun to make!

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