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02-2011-101 in Blue

Added Jul 23, 2011

by katherinec

London, United K...






I am really pleased with how this dress from the February Burda Style came out. It was made with the same fabric as the Blue Sorbetto , which I think is lovely and I wish I had bought more.

The bodice is from Burda Style 02-2011-101 and the skirt is a simple circle skirt from ‘The Party Dress Book’ so I had less bulk at the waist and more fullness at the hem. You could easily use the Linda skirt pattern for the circle skirt, so I have put a link at the right. It went together really quickly and it was all done in a few hours.

I reviewed the February Burda Style here and said that I hoped that it would fit better than the similar vintage patterns that I had tried making, and I really like how this fits. I was really worried as I was making it that it was going to be too small, and I nearly put it aside, so I am so glad I didn’t.

Looking at the Burdastyle Finished Projects I can see that this is a really popular dress and it is universally flattering, and I think this is down to the grown on cap sleeves which gives a lovely hourglass shape. You can see even more versions of this dress on ‘The Sew Weekly’ and the ‘One Dress, Seven Bloggers’ sewalong.

I am on holiday right now and it is boiling hot, so if I could change one thing about this dress I would have self lined it as the fabric is cotton and could have been a lot cooler than the rather cheap lining that I used.

I think everyone should make this dress and thanks to Burdastyle everyone can get hold of the pattern here.

For more information and other projects visit my blog Something in the Way She Sews

Material Notes

cotton, lining fabric, dress zip, thread, hook and eye




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 17, 2012, 03.33 AMby Cristina Haines

    Nice fabric!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 08.41 AMby yolandac8

    It looks beautiful, well done!

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    Jul 23, 2011, 08.44 AMby kihli

    I like your dress, it fits you perfect, and you are right that it is a flattering style, especially with your modified skirt, I like it better in your version! Also, the deep blue colour is great!

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      Jul 23, 2011, 09.32 AMby melongrowergirl

      Same here! Good idea with taking a different skirtpattern! :-)

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