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Victorian Dress - Burda 7880

Added Aug 24, 2011

by donna111

Manchester, Unit...






I saw the dresses made by Alasse and i really wanted to have a go at making one like it. It’s from the burda pattern (7880) and i love it! I have no need for a dress like this so i think i’m going to wear it to do the house work.
It’s not quite finished as i ran out of lace and ribbon and i haven’t quite decided how i want it to close on the front (i think i’ll make a shirt of some kind and use the top as a jacket).
I have quite a bit of material left over so eventually i plan on making a couple of different tops to go with it.
The pics are a bit rubbish because i can’t figure out how to resize them :(

Material Notes





Garment Type
Steampunk, Victorian

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    Jul 13, 2015, 09.09 PMby MrsIngleby

    Hello, I’ve purchased the same pattern , saw your project on the net. -beautiful. I have a question about your fabric. What type of taffeta is it? ie faux, silk, polyester and do you know the weight ie gsm? Is it classed as lightweight/medium, weight? Where did you purchase the fabric please. There are not many fabric retailers where I live in the UK so I have to go on line to find the right fabric. I would really appreciate your advice thank you.

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    May 30, 2012, 08.25 PMby alasse

    I just found this by chance and feel really flattered my dress inspired you to make this! It’s totally georgious, I love it :)

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      Oct 15, 2013, 09.46 PMby athomas59

      Can you tell me how to get just the instruction sheet for this pattern. I somehow lost mine and I am in the middle to sewing the bodice and am a little stuck and need to finish this by Thursday for Tombstone Helldorado days.

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    Jan 22, 2012, 03.31 PMby Smiley100

    So georgious!

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    Aug 29, 2011, 03.25 PMby cquinn13

    lovely! a bustle dress has been on my to-do list for ages now…great job!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 06.14 PMby kinsmana

    Wow you certainly do have talent! Well done.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 04.20 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Pretty cool to make something just to give it a try, not that you need it! I would wear that jacket with jeans and killer heels… :D

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