Sabrina

Added Dec 31, 2007

By burdastyle

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This little outfit is the perfect in between season piece. I like wearing it with a turtleneck or a little cardigan if it is too cold, otherwise just bare for warmer times. The pleats are created so that if made in a lighter but stiffer material, the skirt will puff slightly. Try it in seersucker for the spring or, like our example, a colorful plaid wool which is perfect for late winter/early spring days.

Material Notes

Plaid wool, big plastic buttons, zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Style
Casual
Material
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    Jul 19, 2013, 11.59 PMby alanballjr

    Perfect for a picnic or a barbecue to transition into the evening. Great choice of pattern.

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    Mar 8, 2012, 01.46 PMby Jelena Mitic

    I adore this one! Great project!

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    Jul 2, 2011, 09.25 PMby Cjasmin

    love this dress nice fabric choice i dont mean to be a creeper but the preson modeling the dress is very pretty
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    Dec 1, 2010, 05.02 AMby sewmyway

    i love that fabric. makes me want to make the dress.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 08.20 PMby kaousuu

    My Sabrina is almost done. Here’s some tips:

    The PLACKET is the name for the bodice lining. The YOKE is the shell. Remember that the placket will be folded in from the top and whipstitched by hand in place at the waist seam.

    Pay attention to your satin/herringbone stitching when you attach the pleats. Mine went crooked, and that’s a whole lotta seam rippin’.

    I hate invisible zippers. There is no cure for this.

    Beer is necessary.

    I should have used heavier fabric.

    Pics will come soon!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 08.19 AMby karen1984

    I want that fabric goddamnit!

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    May 30, 2010, 02.06 PMby theportablekierajamison

    Okay, I’m stuck at the first hurdle with actually sewing the dress as the instructions use different names for the pieces than the pattern pieces themselves and they don’t use the numbers!

    Can anyone give me a hand on the first step as to which pieces the ‘front placket’ and ‘front yoke’ are? Are these pieces 1 and 2? Or does it mean attach piece 2 to piece 2? (Same with the back placket and back yoke – is this pieces 6 & 7?)

    thanks!

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      Jul 10, 2010, 09.09 PMby jessiebeang

      I am having the same problem… just wondering if you ever figured it out. Thanks!

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      Jul 18, 2010, 02.21 AMby kaousuu

      The placket is the name for the lining, and the yoke is the shell. Hope that helps!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 06.20 AMby simplyhibiscus

    how would I do the measurements for someone 5’6 34 dd bust and 115 pounds? cause I love love love love love this design just uhh ya my measurements are kind of difficult :/

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      Jul 6, 2010, 08.36 PMby Taye Brugmans

      go with your bust measurement, make the dress with practice faric, and maybe take it in.

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    Jan 26, 2010, 06.56 PMby karkulin

    GREAT!!! AND THE FABRIC IS THE GREATEST OF ALL… :O)

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    Jan 26, 2009, 05.00 PMby pink-charlie

    does anyone have any idea where I can get that fabric from? The link given doesn’t work anymore :(

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.44 PMby subhanaallah

    You guys’ve made like two thousand on this. That’s amazing! Congrats!

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    Aug 11, 2008, 09.04 PMby britt-1

    Is This A Pattern?

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    Mar 16, 2008, 08.54 AMby whitetigerlily711

    i love this pattern! and the fabric, to bad its not free though….

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    Mar 13, 2008, 08.32 AMby skarinja

    I just made this dress out of a yellow cotton. I found the bust to be REALLY tight (I’m only a 34B) and I did a size 36. It’s a litttle short but I wear spandex shorts with dresses so it’s okay. (I’m 5’9" and forgot to add length to it). I’m making it again out of dupioni later today. I love the shape of the dress in the photos because it seems very covering but curve hugging (good for wearing over a tee to school) but mine turned out a little less cute. I think when I do it out of stiffer fabric (dupioni) with a wider bust, it’ll be perfect.

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    Feb 3, 2008, 10.14 AMby mistrymachine

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! As you might be able to tell, I really like this. :) I love the fabric & it’s really well made. Well done!

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    Jan 11, 2008, 01.54 PMby ben-1

    I adore… I will have to buy the pattern to make this nice dress to my girlfriend…

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    Jan 5, 2008, 06.53 AMby oonaballoona

    HA! already doing my best to break that resolution! okay. i will measure myself. but i always do a 34/36 and come out floating around the bust… i think i must have a bit of delusion in that area. thanks so much for the top bra suggestion, i will definitely do that! (after, of course, pin fitting everything and pausing multiple times to try it out along the way :) )

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    Jan 4, 2008, 12.22 PMby benedikta

    But make sure to measure yourself well and go with that measurement! (remember your new years resolution!) I would also suggest that you just sew up the top bra, (only sew one side seam, and pin the other one). Have somebody help you fit it on you! There is enough seam allowance to adjust it, before you sew it all up! It’s worth it!

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    Jan 3, 2008, 06.19 PMby oonaballoona

    i’m so glad you liked the idea, benedikta! and thank you for the sizing on this piece— i would have been scared to try a smaller size, but from the look of the model’s bust i guess i will :)

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    Jan 3, 2008, 06.54 AMby benedikta

    Oonaballoona, that is an excellent idea! I will most definitely do that going forward. For this particular one I used a size 34. The top part is fairly small, because it is made so that it also works in stretchy material. I have not made any adjustments to it, but have to say that even though I am a 34/36 in most patterns myself, this one fits very tight on me on the top. I don’t know the measurement of the model, but I think that would maybe be something interesting for you guys in the future too.

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    Jan 2, 2008, 07.26 PMby oonaballoona

    very excited to buy this pattern soon as i am home! thanks benedikta for the thumbs up to us A cups. i always swim in burda tops, it’s so helpful to know that before diving in.

    i have a wish: it would be lovely to see a little breakdown of what size was used on the models for each pattern, and maybe if you did any adjustments. pretty please?

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    Jan 2, 2008, 03.04 PMby petchy

    i just LOVE this dress!! it’s very flattering, and cute! good work! :)

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    Jan 2, 2008, 06.46 AMby benedikta

    This is made to fit a very small or larger bust. As a matter of fact, the top is made so that you could make it out of stretchy material, but if you want to make it tighter, make it out of a woven and you will see that it will fit an A cup. It is also easily adjustable on the sides and the mid bust seam. I am glad so many of you are liking it. Furthermore, we wanted to let you guys know that we are about to start linking to fabric sites, so that you guys are able to buy the fabrics we are using. This will not work with all but a lot of them. Thanks for posting that link Sabrina, feel free to email us too, whenever you find fabric that looks like one we used or that would work well for a garment. Thanks everybody for all the great responses!

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    Jan 1, 2008, 09.24 PMby k-1

    I think I’m going to have to break down & buy this, too cute!!

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    Jan 1, 2008, 07.00 PMby baerbelborn

    Oh no! Another pattern for my to do list! Cruel! ;-)

    Its so cute and I think the top can easily be altered…

    I got plenty of plaid fabric in my stash, yeah.

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    Jan 1, 2008, 12.10 PMby sabine

    I have finaly found an online store with the fabric – LINK.

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    Jan 1, 2008, 03.40 AMby staticstasy

    AMAZING!!! AND AMAZING FABRIC!

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    Jan 1, 2008, 02.39 AMby sabine

    I agree, the fabric here really makes this dress great! I’m thinking “rainbow plaid” would be an appropriate search term. I’d cahnge the front to be a bit higher though, and the straps a little more inwards.

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    Dec 31, 2007, 09.35 PMby zahra

    nice one! can we see a full picture of this dresss too!!!pleaseee

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    Dec 31, 2007, 07.40 PMby emilykate

    Yeah I’m in love with that fabric too- the colors are so rich and gorgeous- any chance we could find out where it’s from/what brand it is?

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