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off shoulder dress

Added Jul 26, 2007

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...




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I made this dress using a pattern from the Burdamode-website. I was a lot of work to line up the swirling stripes of the embroidery, but I kind of did it. The buttons I used are mother-of-pearl buttons passed down to me through the family. They were once used by my grandfather’s aunt. I really like continuing what appears to have been her habit of re-using fastenings

Material Notes

black and white embroidered cotton (broderie anglaise), mother-of-pearl buttons




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    Apr 10, 2008, 08.19 PMby adrianaw

    Such a pretty dress. Well done.

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    Jan 27, 2008, 03.17 AMby escorpio

    I have also made this dress, but I made it in purple. Yours looks great, it’s funny how much fabric choices can do since our dresses look completey different.

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    Aug 30, 2007, 03.56 PMby elisakawaii

    Cute dress! Gonna make it red with heart buttons when I get time for it. I did some patterns, and they are terrific! For free and have a nice fit. My only problem is that the european size 40 is a lot larger than the 40 here in Brazil. So I wasted a lot of fabric until I adapted well the size. They could sell all of the patterns in .pdf format! They don’t deliver to Latin America.

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    Aug 10, 2007, 07.43 AMby lauriana

    It’s pattern nr. 127 and you can find it on if you go to the ‘downloads’-page. It’s on there, with the free downloads (there’s only one dress, so you can’t miss it) The website is in German, but it has buttons on the top right to select another language. A little warning: as far as I could find, the sewing instructions only come in German. But it’s a fairly easy pattern, so I didn’t really look at those.

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    Aug 8, 2007, 07.01 AMby misslauren

    That looks fab! Which pattern is it?

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    Aug 6, 2007, 03.14 AMby elainemay

    Wow— I’d seen the pattern on the website and didn’t think much of it until now. This is great- love the elegant neckline.

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    Jul 28, 2007, 06.26 AMby jellybean

    It looks lovely. I’ve downloaded that pattern from Burdamode as well, but I haven’t made it up yet. You did a great job matching up those stripes.

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