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Summer is flowers and polka dots

Added Sep 25, 2011

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway






This is a dress I made for my kid sister’s wedding. I drafted the pattern from my own block, but got inspired by the ruffles on the Burda dress 10/2010 Full skirted dress with cut-out bustline, but I changed that to pleats. The pleats go all the way to the centre back. The back is nothing special, but I prick stitched the zipper – I love the outcome of that!

Material Notes

100 % cotton, lined skirt




Garment Type


Burda 10/2010

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    Oct 21, 2012, 04.11 PMby janene

    Gosh! You have some amazing dresses on here. I obvs haven’t been looking at Burdastyle enough. This dress is beautiful. Love how you’ve styled it with the red shoes and little case. Just divine!

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      Oct 21, 2012, 09.03 PMby frkbustad

      Thank you!!

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    Mar 13, 2012, 03.01 AMby olystyrene

    Wowzers! Absolutely perfect! You look amazing in this dress!

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    Sep 29, 2011, 01.59 PMby emlj

    that is beauuuuuutiful!!!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 12.14 AMby embaby

    Your dress is so pretty and the fit is just fabulous! Love it!

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    Sep 27, 2011, 10.25 AMby Melody Mae

    The whole of this is just darling! The print, the silhouette, everything!

    I most especially love the neckline on it!

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    Sep 27, 2011, 05.28 AMby baka-pepica


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    Sep 26, 2011, 08.47 PMby threadsquare

    Gorgeous! What a fun dress to wear to a wedding… you look fantastic!!!

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    Sep 26, 2011, 11.25 AMby groovymama

    Wow – this is amazing. Du ser fantastisk ud :-)

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    Sep 26, 2011, 08.30 AMby peglegparadiddle

    absolutely beautiful! you did a wonderful job!

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    Sep 26, 2011, 03.18 AMby tilshmil

    Such a beautiful dress and it is so flattering to your figure! Well done! I am very impressed and inspired by your sewing.

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    Sep 25, 2011, 11.48 PMby wildcatspow

    Super, super cute!

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    Sep 25, 2011, 09.56 PMby ichigogirl

    Very pretty! I love the pleats and the fabric-choice!

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    Sep 25, 2011, 09.23 PMby Lucha Suarez

    THis is so pretty! I love the fabric you used and the neckline of the dress is fabulous! You look great in it!

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    Sep 25, 2011, 09.17 PMby Ooty Yaacobi

    beautiful, I love your fabric choice.

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    Sep 25, 2011, 07.47 PMby madebymeg

    nicely done! and i love the print… retro but modern with the polka dot background

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    Sep 25, 2011, 07.21 PMby LadyDanburry

    The colors are awesome, and your lips and pearls are equally charming.

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    Sep 25, 2011, 06.16 PMby sew-so

    Love your dress: Great retro design, fabric, and construction. Nice modification too to the classic sweetheart neckline. Great dress.

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      Sep 25, 2011, 06.17 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks! I’m very happy with this one…

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    Sep 25, 2011, 06.11 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    love it! <3 <3

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    Sep 25, 2011, 06.10 PMby apfelbluete

    Great! great! great dress and fabric! you look adorable !! very very good fit as allways:-)

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      Sep 25, 2011, 06.17 PMby frkbustad

      Thank you so much!

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