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Strut into summer in your own little white dress!

Forget your little black dress, I think this Spring/Summer I’ll don some lighters wears. I normally live in black, with a splash of color, but I am recently obsessed with white, flowing, peasant dresses. Maybe it’s all of the modern literature I’ve been reading, or the period films I’ve been watching, like Bright Star, there’s just something so romantic and free-spirited about a beautiful white day dress.

Want the pattern for the dress pictured on the model above? Get it here!

Check out this lovely white dress I created for a friend of mine to wear to the Sex and the City 2 movie premiere using the Jenny dress pattern.


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    Jun 21, 2010, 06.11 PMby wzrdreams

    I wish we could sort through the project on burdastyle by tags and colors. This post makes me want to search by “dress” and “white”.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 06.59 PMby maschmidt121

    I love the dress just left of the one with the bow. Any ideas where to find a pattern or is a Burda pattern?

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    Jun 18, 2010, 01.49 PMby wzrdreams

    I love the white Halston dress from SATC. Its jersey, which is a double plus. I think it would be fairly easy to pattern myself…. I would probably use the Mellissa dress as a base since it has a waistband and a V shaped neck. Just extend out from the shoulder to make 3/4 length dolman sleeves, make a CF bodice seam instead of a cross front, and slash/spread the skirt pattern to make it fuller. Presto.

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    Jun 16, 2010, 09.01 PMby sorsonel

    I love this white dress. White kink of material is made of – jersey?

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    Jun 16, 2010, 06.43 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, that Burda-dress on the left resembles the Burdastyle-Jonny: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/jonny

    White is so crisp and pretty. I find it funny how I always long for white clothes in summer and black clothes in winter, it’s such a stereotype, but I guess it’s biology or something…

    Btw, we “all” wear white when we graduate from school here, especially from highschool, is that universal or just Swedish?

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      Jun 17, 2010, 09.48 PMby burdastyle

      We don’t in the USA, as anything goes here and we barely have any great traditions that have to do with dressing. I can picture you all like a flock of Santa Lucias! So pretty.

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      Jun 21, 2010, 11.32 AMby ichigogirl

      Ah. My initial thought when I saw the pictures was actually “oh, graduation dresses”.
      Yes, all the girls look like little white elves when fashion is romantic and flowy enough… but we also wear white hats with a black brim (very much like Donald Duck’s hat actually), so we look a bit funny too, hehe!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 05.52 PMby 6kidsathome

    I like the one in the middle with the black bow. Does Burda have this pattern and I am just missing it?

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.49 PMby loyl8

    I don’t own a white dress I dont think. Maybe it’s the year to make a LWD! thanks for the post :)

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    Jun 16, 2010, 05.47 AMby sandrasews

    I am in love with the dress pictured. Have bought fabric, just looking for time to start on it!!

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