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Added May 15, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






The Anda Dress is a quick and easy project, and is great for beginners. For more experienced crafters, try altering the pattern or employing some fascinating fabric treatment for a more advanced project.

Material Notes

Chiffon lame, elastic




Garment Type

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    Apr 8, 2017, 07.24 AMby jacobgraves

    Very nice

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    Mar 17, 2017, 10.22 AMby paulroy735

    Made this dress… not very flattering and I’m not big or too skinny

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    Jan 18, 2017, 10.25 AMby Stullhee5

    Creative work

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    Jan 11, 2017, 12.02 PMby joemorris5

    Awesome work

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    Nov 3, 2016, 06.26 AMby SophieBirch

    Lovely dress

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    Jul 2, 2015, 03.33 PMby GerardoSantos

    Beautiful dress

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    Jul 1, 2015, 04.21 PMby barryedric


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    Feb 15, 2012, 02.09 PMby HeidiN

    SO nice!!!

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    Feb 15, 2012, 10.11 AMby andreagirl

    Beautiful dress indeed, but i do also think that it won’t suit me, because i need it in size 48.

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    Feb 14, 2012, 06.45 AMby Itsbeensewlong

    This dress looks fabulous! But don’t think it would suit my body shape unfortunately…. however maybe could drop the waist and would be more flattering on us “box” shape girls….. :)

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      May 10, 2012, 05.28 PMby leashbean

      good thinking! I think that the pattern allows you to add the waist elastic anywhere you like! The one thing I love about this simple pattern is that it doesnt just go straight from the waist! it has that girly flared skirt. that would add some curve to a box ,would it not?
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    Jan 4, 2012, 08.26 PMby bklynfinest77

    Planning on make this dress this week i will love a buddy to do with it .. maybe we can blog about it together … Let me know if anyone interested by the way this will be the second thing i ever sew.

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    Sep 23, 2011, 08.24 PMby lienoocka

    Please, did anyone make this dress in smaller size than what the pattern calls for? Or could anyone help me make it smaller? I am size 34, I have purchased the pattern, spent a lot of time trying to make it smaller, but with no success. Could anyone help me? Thanks!

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      Dec 19, 2011, 11.43 PMby leashbean

      What i do when making a simple pattern like this smaller or bigger is:

      1) look at the garments measurements ( i look at the “finished garment” measurements, if listed, if not, measure actual pattern with tape measure— don’t count in seam allowance)
      2) then take the difference, for instance if the pattern at the bust or waist or hip is 3 inches bigger than you want then keep in mind -3.

      3) divide that number by 4( the amount of seams)

      4) 3/4 = .75 ", take this amount off each of the seams at the desired point.

      does this make sense?

      also you can do this the bust, waist and hip and then make a smooth curve or line to your new measurements.

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    May 3, 2011, 12.23 AMby forestine

    The materials section does not list bias tape, but the first step in the pattern calls for it. Where did this bias tape come from?

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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.57 PMby sciga

    Made this dress… not very flattering and I’m not big or too skinny :/

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    Aug 28, 2010, 07.14 AMby corinneski

    Nice dress. Didn’t know there was a pattern for an easy fit drop shoulder number so drafted a pattern for myself. Must finish it soon and post it.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 04.11 PMby eddajo

    I bought the pattern but am having a heck of a time printing out pages 10 to 13. In the PDF, those pages are showing up in landscape, and none of my fiddling has gotten those pages to print out in the right orientation. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    Aug 11, 2009, 08.18 PMby mjs130

    Wasn’t this pattern free? Given that one has to pay for printing or make the effort of printing the pattern and piecing it together, I am disappointed that Burda is charging for almost every pattern now.

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      Oct 20, 2009, 04.52 PMby yazatron

      i completely agree!!
      nice dress though

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      Jun 1, 2010, 01.20 AMby monicacaroline

      yeah, so much for “open source sewing”.

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.13 AMby stainedcrystalcathedral

    Love it!

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    Jul 11, 2008, 12.02 AMby meganpain

    like WOW!! SupercalafriginAWESOME

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    Jun 21, 2008, 04.47 PMby yaintime21

    cute fabric

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    Mar 25, 2008, 06.14 PMby laessandra


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    Jan 31, 2008, 09.47 PMby rainbow13

    I quite like this dress. I will have to change it from a size 38 to a 32 though. I think this dress looks great when altered!

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    Dec 5, 2007, 09.59 AMby teemoni

    very cute!

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