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Romantic Maxi Dress 03/2014 #121



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Women’s dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by burda style magazine.

Indulge in a romantic dress with a flowing full skirt. This piece has a revealing sweetheart neckline with fluttery cap sleeves and a slim bodice. You’ll look and feel like a princess!

This pattern is from the Sicilian Morning collection.

This pattern is also included in the Summer Style 2014 Festival Dreams Collection.

Need help sewing this dress? We offer a full length video on sewing every step of this pattern, preview the tutorial here.

Recommended Materials

Lightweight dress fabrics.

Amount of Fabrics

width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 1.50 m (1 3/4 yds) of large print and 6.40 m (7 yds) of small print for all sizes.

Vilene Bias Tape/stay tape.

A piece of inter­facing.

1 invisible zip, 60 cm (24 ins) long, and a special presser foot.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Apr 1, 2015, 06.24 AMby MissElly

    mkay so I’ve just downloaded this pattern, and I am painfully curious as to what pattern piece 23 is for. There’s no mention of it whatsoever in the directions, not to mention, pattern piece 23 has a mention on it of a scalloped edge which this dress has none of. Also, the bodice pieces have an extension option (length added + straight hem rather than the pointed hem in this dress). It seems like such a mystery. Also, I want to make whatever piece those extra details were intended for.

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    Jul 4, 2014, 04.41 AMby tamarbatavraham

    The summary for this requires a special presser foot. Can anyone tell me WHAT foot? No big if it just wants a rolled hem foot or zipper foot or whatever, but I’m not going to buy a pattern if it requires me to buy some obscure $20 foot or something.

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      Jul 8, 2015, 06.07 PMby afokine

      Hello! I had the same issue. What you need is an Invisible Zipper Foot for your sewing machine. I got mine on Amazon for $2. It’s totally worth the purchase as it makes sewing truly invisible zippers a breeze.

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    Apr 24, 2014, 09.18 PMby deborinna

    I downloaded the instructions but I’m having a little trouble understanding what they want me to do with the skirt panels… Anyone already did this and could explain in short sentences what I’ve got to do? Thanks!!

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      May 18, 2014, 04.15 AMby BeeZee

      Hi Deborinna – just wondering if you ever figured out how to do the skirt panels – I’m having the same problem!

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      Jun 6, 2014, 02.02 PMby deborinna

      @BeeZee: I eventually did!

      If I remember right, you need to take one skirt panel, fold it in half (if the skirt panel is half a circle, folded it looks like 1/4 of a circle) and mark the middle line. After that, you should measure 16.5 – 16.8 – 17 – 17.5 – 18cm (according to your size), starting at the tip of the panel (the tip of the 1/4 of the circle) along the marked line.

      if you look at your unfolded skirt panel after you have cut down to the needed measurement, and separate the panel by the cut you just made you will see that each side corresponds to one of the triangles at the bottom of the pieces 21 and 22.

      I think the rest is clear. If you need more help let me know ;)

      I hope this helps!

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      Jun 11, 2014, 09.57 PMby BeeZee

      THANKS so much! That is really helpful and very kind of you!

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      Jun 23, 2014, 05.28 PMby deborinna

      @BeeZee: any time ;)

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    Mar 4, 2014, 10.54 PMby lisamt1108

    Does anyone know how to figure out these sizes? I looked at the sizing charts and there are no 72, 76, 80, 84, or 88 sizes in inches or centimeters??? Help – please.

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      Mar 8, 2014, 01.49 AMby MissMaddiePi

      These are Burdastyle’ s “Tall” sizes. If you look on any page of burdastyle.com, there’s a footer at the end, and “Size Chart” is the last choice under Frequently Asked Questions. You should be able to download the size charts for all size ranges: Regular, Tall, and Petite (which starts at 17, 18, etc.). The Tall and Petite sizes are similar to the regular sizes, and corresponding sizes are noted, at least the last time I checked… Hope this helps!

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