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Tweed Fringe Dress with Matching Clutch Purse

Added Apr 2, 2013

by Michelle-Lee...

Montreal, Canada






I am attending an indoor-outdoor daytime event in a town famous for severe humidity. I need a dress that is light and heavy in order to widthstand the steaming heat and the chill of air-conditioning. The attire is dressy-casual. This does not mean semi-formal which has an evening feel or business-casual which makes me think of dockers and shoes with no socks. I have decided to make the Burda Boucle Dress for the occasion. Last week I bought a beautiful charcoal multicolored tweed on sale. Notions are on sale later this week. I can’t wait to cut and sew up my dress in order to show it off step-by-step.

Material Notes

A) In my opinion, a boucle fabric may work nicely but a fun tweed seems more suitable for this design.
B) Paragraph 2 of the sewing instructions needs line-by-line illustrations. This is the extensively detailed construction of the most visible part of the dress.
C) I recommend shoring up the edges of the smaller pieces so the tweed doesn’t unravel as much. An overlock around edges eased my mind.

I made a matching day clutch purse to go with my outfit.

Thanks, Burda.

Pattern Note: Burda, I find the Boucle Dress pattern incomplete at the neckline and collar but as a learning intermediate I managed to make it work with a few additions and my mother’s expert advice. Please don’t forget your home sewing clientele. We love high fashion as much as designers do. Keep the new patterns coming…and I loved getting a free bonus pattern for my 3 online purchases.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Business, Casual, Classic, Ethnic, Geek, Grunge, Preppy, Steampunk, Vintage
Coating, Cotton, Linen, Other, Suiting, Wool

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    Apr 15, 2013, 04.23 AMby tpace

    Thanks for your post, I started this dress and at the very beginning I’m lost your picture was a big help. Please keep posting.

    This is my first time posting, I saw the lighting bolt symbol & thought it was used to post to your comment, but what came up was “Marked as inappropriate” and I can’t turn it off. I hope this will not cause any issues.

    Thanks for your post at the right time

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    Apr 2, 2013, 09.18 PMby Mary Athey

    lovely fabric, i look forward to seeing the completed dress x

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