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Today we are excited to release another designer-esque exclusive pattern! Last week we debuted this Asymmetric One Shoulder Dress and today we are walking this Pleated Designer Dress down the runway!

This dress has a really refined style, and we love how the placed pleats make this simple sheath dress have some structured movement. The silhouette also suits a variety of figures since it is not exclusively tight or loose, and it has a jewel neckline and short sleeves.

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We would wear this dress out in the spring time, or to a fancy event! Sew it in a fun floral and wear with flats for a spring outing, or make it in a shiny satin and pair with heels for a summer wedding or party.


Here we have suggested cutting this dress in the original royal blue color in a nice silk duchesse satin. You can use the shiny or matte side of the fabric depending on the look you want! As an alternative you can use any fabric with some body like the above lace or even taffeta.

Happy Sewing!


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    Apr 15, 2014, 02.51 PMby Asiverson

    Love this dress and will soon add it to my sewing queue.

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    Apr 15, 2014, 02.34 PMby mstrouble

    I love the dress, but also feel a sample is necessary for clarity. I echo the question about sleeves: raglan or inset? And where is this asymmetrical?

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      Apr 15, 2014, 07.52 PMby burdastyle

      Raglan sleeves, the pattern PDF will match the technical drawing. As for the asymmetrical, we were referencing last week’s pattern, this is the Pleated Dress.

      Hope that helps clarify,


      The BurdaStyle.com team.

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    Apr 10, 2014, 01.25 PMby Tiffany Phares

    Please show us a make of all these designer dresses. I can’t visualize something from a drawing-just not that talented. I need to see it on a person in order to decide if it’s worth it.

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      Apr 15, 2014, 07.53 PMby burdastyle

      We are working on a solution to bring pictures of this garment made to the site so our members can see these beautiful patterns made. We also believe a physical image of the garment will help members decide if this sewing pattern is good for them.


      The BurdaStyle.com team.

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    Apr 10, 2014, 01.22 AMby dcollins45

    I would love to see this made up in a sample garment. It would make deciding whether to purchase much easier. Also, the fashion sketch (with set in sleeves) doesn’t match the technical drawing (with raglan sleeves).

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      Apr 15, 2014, 07.50 PMby burdastyle

      The pattern will match the technical drawing with raglan sleeves.


      The BurdaStyle.com team.

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    Apr 9, 2014, 07.46 PMby jltait

    How will this look on breasts?

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    Apr 8, 2014, 07.37 PMby calatrava92

    Really, really nice, I love it!

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    Apr 8, 2014, 06.08 PMby IDia

    Designed by???

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      Apr 15, 2014, 07.49 PMby burdastyle

      It was designed by the BurdaStyle design team in Germany where the patterns are made. It is part of their exclusive “designer style” series of patterns that were previously just exclusive in only some older German editions of burda style magazine. We just recently got the translations and rights to publish these designer style patterns on our site. So these patterns are designed with runway fashion design as the inspiration, not by one particular designer. They are also exclusive in terms of them not being part of our usual ‘pattern collections’ with a similar theme.

      Hope that helps clarify,

      The BurdaStyle.com team.

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      Apr 20, 2014, 10.55 PMby freakusbzzz

      But aren’t all the patterns in Burda magazines designed by the burda designers?

      Not sure how this makes it different to all the other patterns.

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      Apr 21, 2014, 03.49 AMby IDia

      I Think ITS simply sounds good :-)))

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    Apr 8, 2014, 05.25 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Whose design is it?

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    Apr 8, 2014, 04.38 PMby tika1210

    Ah says Designer Pattern on the headline banner but no it is not because it is then described as designer-esque. Where I come from that is called false advertising.

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    Apr 8, 2014, 04.27 PMby Dominica Briscoe

    I love this dress. Will be adding it the assembly line soon!

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