Vienna Gala Evening Dress

Added Jun 1, 2012

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland

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Description

I needed a dress for a gala evening in Vienna in which I will take part next week, and I always liked this Burda pattern. Friends told me that I would need a long dress, though, so I took only the bodice of the pattern and added a long skirt: mainly two gathered rectangles, tapered to the bottom, and with a vent in the back.
I also underlined the whole dress with silk organza and added some boning in the bodice (always wanted to try boning!).

You can read more at my blog

Material Notes

Cotton silk taffeta, silk organza, boning

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    Feb 14, 2013, 01.06 AMby amandaloschiavo

    Lovely, I’m considering this project but in a shorter version! :-)

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    Jul 6, 2012, 05.37 AMby leokadia

    Was für ein tolles Kleid, du hast eine super Arbeit geleistet :-))

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    Jun 8, 2012, 05.44 PMby Lynn Aitken Byrne

    You look gorgeous, enjoy wearing your dress, you will be the belle of the ball :)

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    Jun 8, 2012, 06.44 AMby apfelbluete

    WOW! herzlichen glückwunsch, Marie! das hab nicht mal ich geschaft- du bist auf der ersten seite!!! die Mühe hat sich gelohnt!

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    Jun 7, 2012, 09.36 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I rather like your verison better. And it gives me some ideas for variations of the pattern… (I have the magazine issue). Imagine it with a draped skirt like Gertie’s Bombshell Dress.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 07.49 PMby sweescent

    that came out really nice! I agree very Hepburn.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 07.28 PMby servareginae

    Wow! Excellent work. Beautiful fabric and design.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 03.02 PMby natmarie

    This is beautiful. I have been thinking of trying this patten as well.

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      Jun 7, 2012, 04.33 PMby kihli

      You should! It is not as difficult as it looks at the beginning and a very thankful pattern!

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    Jun 7, 2012, 02.14 PMby calzie

    I was hoping someone would post completed photos of this dress pattern.

    Some had posted about this pattern’s difficulty and ill-design, but – voila! – you’ve shown us it can be done!

    Lovely dress.

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      Jun 7, 2012, 04.23 PMby kihli

      Thank you! I must say I didn’t have any real problems with the pattern. Of course I made a muslin to fit, but mainly the only alterations I had to do was to shorten the bodice for my short figure and to adjust the shoulder seams. And I put the zipper to the center back instead of the side seam. But the parts came together without any problems (so at least in size 36 it’s not a problem).

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    Jun 7, 2012, 02.00 PMby robygiup

    Love the back of this dress! Well done! :)

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    Jun 7, 2012, 01.37 PMby baka-pepica

    really great! i love it! greetings from Vienna to :)

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      Jun 7, 2012, 04.43 PMby kihli

      Greetings back! I am there at the moment, enjoying the beautiful city and weather!

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    Jun 7, 2012, 06.50 AMby pdiddly

    such a beautiful dress

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    Jun 7, 2012, 06.47 AMby prettysewinggirl

    I’m adding my vote here!!! Its perfect, congratulations :)

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    Jun 7, 2012, 05.34 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Awesome. And congratulations on the feature!

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      Jun 7, 2012, 10.59 AMby kihli

      Thanks! I just noticed it when I read your comment!

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    Jun 7, 2012, 03.42 AMby karentx

    Stunning! Great job!

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    Jun 6, 2012, 10.09 AMby laracrj

    So gorgeous and elegant!!

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    Jun 3, 2012, 02.08 AMby Timea Schmidt

    This is stunning! I’m sure you will be the best dressed of all. Enjoy it:)

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    Jun 2, 2012, 05.51 PMby claudinka

    Oh. That’s so Holly Golightly!

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    Jun 2, 2012, 11.37 AMby Jeyco

    Sooo beautiful! I love the back shot :)

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    Jun 2, 2012, 11.12 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Gorgeous!

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    Jun 2, 2012, 06.35 AMby merche

    Audrey Hepburn would covet this dress! Love it!

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    Jun 2, 2012, 03.57 AMby jennyrecorder

    Lovely.

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    Jun 2, 2012, 12.55 AMby max

    Very nice. Perfect match on the zipper in back! You look beautiful in it too.

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/vienna-gala-evening-dress?image=275430