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Non-Jersey dress

Added Apr 3, 2011

by curdis

Perth, Australia






I made the dress a while ago by downloading the pattern from Burda style german website. I’ve noticed that the same pattern is also available here now. Although the recommended material for the dress was jersey, I made mine out of a cotton like fabric that was quite see-through. That’s why I had to add a white lining to my dress. I also left out the belt casing on the front, because I liked the dress better without it.

Material Notes

I used a cotton like material & a light lining fabric.




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    Jul 24, 2011, 04.07 AMby isisandra

    bravo!! take a pattern an make it yours!

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    Apr 19, 2011, 12.04 AMby firekracker

    How did you line the dress? I have a tendency to choose see-through fabrics also :) Love this dress, I am a beginner with my machine, so I hope it turns out alright!

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      Apr 19, 2011, 10.04 AMby curdis

      HI firekracker! My dress is fully lined. I cut the lining out from the same pattern as the dress and just sewed it together with the dress on the edges of arm hole and neckline. I used a light sheen fabric for the lining.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 03.49 PMby olivesorrow

    So perfect! I love it.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 02.19 AMby robiedodson

    I adore this!!! Thanks for showing it in a woven – brilliant idea!!!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 07.17 PMby baka-pepica

    It really cute! I now regret because i didn’t buy that burda!

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      Apr 7, 2011, 10.22 PMby curdis

      I downloaded the pattern from Burda’s german website. The same pattern is also up here now under patterns tab.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.52 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    It’s so much nicer in non-jersey, all the details are much more crisp, like the little pleats and the top-stitching and I love the hem, a really nice finish.

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      Apr 5, 2011, 12.09 PMby curdis

      Thanks Kiwi! The hem is one of those things again, that I just had to add to give the dress an extra smth.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 05.44 PMby attis

    Really beautiful dress! I am going to give this one a go with some non-jersey.

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      Apr 5, 2011, 12.08 PMby curdis

      I can’t wait to see it here.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 04.58 PMby aggieb

    I love it! and i honestly think yours has turned out better than the jersey version!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.55 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    Beautiful on you!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.54 PMby Testosterone

    You had me at the neckline and hem.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 07.35 PMby turtlegirl00

    love it! you did a beautiful job!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 06.25 PMby lizah

    This is great, I love it!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.57 PMby fabricaddict

    this looks great! and expensive :-) well done

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.42 PMby giunta

    as dreamfast, i wanted for a long time to make this dress but i was quite scared about working with jersey…but now that i see your version i can’t wait to sew it in a very light indian striped gauze i have in my stash! thank you for inspiration!!

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      Apr 4, 2011, 01.53 PMby curdis

      Thanks for your comment Giunta! I had the fabric long before I discovered that pattern. As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew that it would go well with my cotton like material. Did not think much of jersey either.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 02.44 PMby dreamfast

    Looks very simple, but impressive…. :O I’ve been wondering about this dress (because I’ve got the magazine), but it never occurred to me to try it with a woven fabric. And yours turned out soooo well, that must try it out, at last ;D Did you go with your usual size or went up? And gatherings seem very nice, due to the thin fabric you’ve used, I suppose. Keep up the good work!

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      Apr 4, 2011, 02.05 PMby curdis

      Thanks for your comment! I did go with my usual size first, but had to make the dress smaller during sewing process, coz it turned out pretty big. It is such a nice pattern, highly recommended and not only for jersey fabrics.

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      Apr 5, 2011, 10.17 AMby dreamfast

      Thanks for the answer, too ;) I’ve already traced the pattern and even managed to cut the fabric… lets hope it’ll turn out as nicely as yours :]

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      Apr 5, 2011, 12.07 PMby curdis

      I hope you’ll put yours up here then. Would be good to see other versions of this beautiful and inspiring pattern.

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      Apr 5, 2011, 12.34 PMby dreamfast

      I will, as soon as I’m finished.
      I’m arranging the front at the moment, actually ;D

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      Apr 5, 2011, 02.14 PMby curdis

      You go girl! :)

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      Apr 5, 2011, 02.21 PMby dreamfast

      I will (go to the children garden first, to pick up my son) install the buttons in the evening and probably wear it to a birthday party tomorrow ;D

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