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The Duchess of Cambridge has a knack for selling out the dresses she’s seen wearing in record time. Check out this stunning, sophisticated style Kate Middleton has been wearing out and about this week… and make your own!

There’s no wonder Ms. Middleton is such a celebrated fashion icon. This sleek and stylish number by Roksanda Ilincic is the perfect choice for spring. The sunny yellow wool crepe certainly stands out in a crowd!

Here’s a back and side view of the unique design:

We’ve pickout out a few BurdaStyle patterns similar in shape and style to the dress above. A square neckline is a common occurrence in Kate’s wardrobe, and is flattering on a number of body types. You can always modify the neckline and sleeves of the pattern to customize your look. You can even omit the top altogether and sew a skirt instead!


(Click on an image to open the pattern in a new window)

Using the Pink Long-Sleeve Dress as an example, we’ll give you an idea of how you can easily modify your pattern! Each garment above has it’s own unique design, so you may need to piece together your pattern a little differently.

What do you think of Kate Middleton’s summery style?

Press photos courtesy of Getty Images


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    Apr 21, 2014, 07.06 PMby nrobson

    Pretty dress patterns, just adding my 2 cents lol!

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    Apr 20, 2014, 10.06 PMby maggieg5

    What’s not to like; elegant, simple and graceful

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    Apr 20, 2014, 07.12 PMby cthuliz

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    Apr 20, 2014, 06.33 PMby IDia

    She is a true fashion icon! So elegant, so beautifull!

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    Apr 20, 2014, 05.29 PMby dem402001

    Thank you for these directions! I would love to see more articles like this – how to change a BWOF pattern into an outfit that is currently “in the news”. Love it!

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    Apr 20, 2014, 02.44 PMby purplefan

    It was reported that the Duke of Cambridge thought the dress made the Duchess look like a banana. I think he could use some colour blocking in his suits! Besides the cheeriness of the yellow colour, the dress has that curved hem section—it adds oomph to the dress. Burda Style usually puts yellow into its styles periodically to show how it adds punch to wardrobe pieces.

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    Apr 20, 2014, 02.20 AMby alekat

    This isnt even her best dress! the while eyelet lace dress she wore to the Royal Easter Show by Zimmerman is my favourite of her so for for this tour. The real dress sold out and crashed the website – its so lovely! I know its not normal to repeat blog posts, but is there a similar pattern for this dress? http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/duchess-of-cambridge-catherine-wears-australian-designer-zimmermann-to-easter-show/story-e6frg6n6-1226889072650

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    Apr 20, 2014, 01.00 AMby schnui

    StyleArc already have produced a pattern for this beautiful dress.

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      Apr 20, 2014, 07.13 PMby tika1210

      Thanks that was good advice; StyleArc has produced a great pattern for this dress and actually some pretty good patterns all round.

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      Apr 20, 2014, 07.58 PMby schnui

      They are great patterns and I use them a lot. Beautifully drafted..

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    Apr 19, 2014, 10.57 PMby Mary Athey

    Thanks for the tips, i actually had planned on making one as soon.as i saw this dress on the news coverage. i was going to modify a burda pattern as well so i am delighted you featured this x

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