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A very rosy Mila

Added Oct 18, 2009

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






Burdastyle’s Mila pattern with a twist – I inserted a chunky metal exposed zipper instead of the hooks and eyes to give the dress a more “edgy” look. I chose big red roses for the skirt part to go with the chunky zipper. The inner layer is a more delicate broderie cotton with vertical patterns (but it’s hard to see on the photos.) I adjusted the pattern slightly for a slimmer silhouette, however, the pockets ended up sticking out a bit! I tried to hide this in the photos by putting my hands in the pockets, but you can see how they are a little sticky-outty in the close-up.

Material Notes

Bodice: black linen, Skirt: quilting cotton with big red roses, Inner layer: cherry red broderie cotton, chunky metal zip, invisible zip




Garment Type
Casual, Mod
Cotton, Linen


Mila #6023

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    May 10, 2010, 03.57 PMby danniidx

    I love this! The fabric is gorgeous, I am thinking about making this dress, yet i’m a beginner. Is it difficult? I love the zip instead of the hook&eyes, that looks good! :)

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    Mar 12, 2010, 07.16 PMby jessica361

    I love this dress, the zipper makes the dress lie smother then the hooks and eyes and the fabric is wonderful. Great job!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 06.16 PMby ericaj3an

    Such a fun twist! Love it. :-) Did you still put a zipper in the back as well?

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      Feb 28, 2010, 09.09 AMby cynthia-1

      Hi Ericaj3an,
      Thanks for your encouraging comments. No zipper at the back, just the invisible zip in the side seam as specified in the pattern. A back zip… that would be cool though!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 11.00 PMby eke ottou achille

    Hello my name is achille I am French please I want ke you helps me because I have to print the same boss as but of size(cutting) 34 and he is tro big I voulai to know if you could help me for reduire my boss

    Thank you in advance

    please contact me

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      Dec 26, 2009, 02.40 AMby cynthia-1

      Hi Achille,
      I’m not sure i understand your query, but i will give it a go. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see two columns. Under “Website Help” you can click on the size chart to look at the table of required measurements.
      After cutting the 34, i made a calico mock-up and adjusted the side seams for a slimmer fit.
      Hope this helps. Good luck!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 01.03 PMby cynthia-1

    Thanks everyone for all your kind comments and encouragement!

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    Oct 30, 2009, 11.21 AMby kazoir

    A cutting-edge dress for a cutting edge gal

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    Oct 19, 2009, 07.24 PMby sewneenee

    great design choices…love your dress

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    Oct 19, 2009, 05.37 PMby fabricaddict

    This looks fabulous!! I love it!!!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 08.57 AMby hannnc

    the colour scheme of this dress works perfectly! well done :D

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    Oct 19, 2009, 04.37 AMby nikkishell

    It’s gorgeous Cynthia!!!! Great job.x

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    Oct 18, 2009, 11.10 PMby beaver

    love it. i would def. wear this. the edginess of the zipper+ the delicateness of the roses is what i lovelovelove about styles like this.

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    Oct 18, 2009, 02.32 PMby bubbley74

    I absolutely love this dress

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