Tweed Fringe Dress with Matching Clutch Purse

Added Apr 2, 2013

by Michelle-Lee...

Montreal, Canada

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Business, Casual, Classic, Ethnic, Geek, Grunge, Preppy, Steampunk, Vintage
Material
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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