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Acid Yellow Floral Dress

Added Jul 12, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Created from the 4-patterns-in-1 Jenny pattern, today’s featured project is an acid yellow floral dress cut from variation D. Available as a single download, this pattern comes with 3 skirt variations (including exciting pattern pieces for suspenders and a dramatic bow) and a dress option, pictured above.

Acid yellow bounced off of the Spring 2010 runways like beams of promising summer sun. This daring color was generously used by design houses such as Pringle of Scotland, Matthew Williamson and Lanvin. I felt like we needed to feature this cute dress in a bright and summery Japanese printed cotton, to show the versatility of this dress, which was originally cut from a printed silk chiffon/charmeuse combination shown in the last image.


Material Notes

Japanese printed cotton from B&J Fabrics, New York City, plastic round yellow buttons.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton, Silk


Hair Stylist
Artistic Director

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    Jul 15, 2010, 10.07 AMby monahenry

    very nice color, I like anything looks different and if the button wrap was in the middle with the center line it would be like any normal dress, but I like it this way, good job, I will try it

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    Jul 14, 2010, 12.41 PMby walkercostume

    Sorry, just to let you know that the back would look much better if the button wrap was in line with the centre back. Love the print though!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.52 PMby fabricaddict

    Beautiful dress! such great fabric

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    Jul 13, 2010, 10.41 AMby mry

    This is such a lovely dress! I really like the combination of the bright yellow print and the grey tights.

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    Jul 13, 2010, 07.25 AMby susanne2011

    Ow wow, I love the fabric on this dress and the dress also looks so cute! You convinced me to try this pattern! :)

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    Jul 12, 2010, 10.09 PMby sandrasews

    I love this dress. The shape looks so versatile. I’ve made up the skirt version (very bad fabric choice so it’s not posted) and it’s much more fitted than this version. I like the idea of going up a size in the dress version for a bit more flow. Beautiful colours.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 04.13 PMby wzrdreams

    So cute as a bright print! I personally can’t stand acid yellow, but it totally works here with the blue and purple to temper it. Maybe it’s my monitor, but it doesn’t look that acidic.

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      Jul 12, 2010, 05.22 PMby alisondahl

      (color wise) it’s hard to say… it technically could be classified as chartreuse, or even gold-green, but I took artistic license and labeled it acid yellow- it had more appeal to me, and monitors definitely have a color palate of their own.

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      Jul 12, 2010, 05.45 PMby wzrdreams

      Ahhh… I like the way chartruese sounds better. Either way, I think this print is great. Good job!

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