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5/2011 Dress with A-line Skirt

Added May 20, 2011

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Munich, Germany






Dress with A-line Skirt
burda style magazine patterns FAQ

*PATTERN DOES NOT INCLUDE SEAM ALLOWANCE. This pattern is for petits, designed for a height of roughly 5’ 2". The shoulder-to-bust, shoulder-to-waist, and the shoulder-to-hip measurements are 1-2cm. shorter than the standard-sized burda style magazine pattern. We listed the size equivalents next to the petit sizes for reference, but remember the difference in the respective lengths.

Length of dress from waist:
43 cm (17 ins).

Material Notes

Reversible jacquard fabric




Garment Type

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  • Nanacosta_marzo_2011_large

    Feb 13, 2012, 12.31 PMby Adriana Orozco

    lovely dres……and the fabric it is just to die for!!!!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 10.49 AMby fashionfreek

    Looks nice:-D Nice one to make.

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    Feb 9, 2012, 06.45 AMby Jetaime

    Since I have been sewing with Burda patterns for over 30 years and at 5ft 3inches and short waist-ed I have always just removed an inch from the waistline length of any of the fitted style patterns from Burda and it always seemed to work. There seems to be less choice in the petite range.

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    Feb 8, 2012, 03.43 PMby reginaanne

    I love this dress and the fabric. The finished projects illustrate that this is a very versatile pattern. Time to clean out the closet again…

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    May 24, 2011, 06.12 PMby chillwear

    I don’t understand the sizing 17, 18, 19 etc. I don’t see that sizing on the size chart?

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      May 25, 2011, 11.46 AMby helle04

      I think the sizes 17-21 are shorter patterns to fit shorter persons better. I am not sure though. I don’t see them in the sizing chart but I am pretty sure they are explained in the magazine.
      Sorry, I can’t be of better help.

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      May 25, 2011, 12.22 PMby anajan

      These sizes are for petite women (160cm and shorter). Basically, all the measurements, with exception of height, are equal to the normal sizes. So, size 17 corresponds to the size 34, 18~36, 19~38, etc.
      If you’re not petite, you should alter the pattern a bit to lengthen it (compare the following lengths as a reference: shoulder to bust, bust to waist, waist to hip, hip to knees, etc.)

      On the other hand, there are special sizes for tall women that work in a same way: size 68 corresponds to the size 34, 72~36, 76~38, etc.

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      May 25, 2011, 03.52 PMby cooi

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      Feb 9, 2012, 05.46 PMby burdastyle

      Yes, they are Burda “Petite” sizes. They are in our sizing chart, in the women’s section. http://www.burdastyle.com/statics/size-chart

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