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Backless dress from Burda 03/2013

Added Jul 4, 2013

by Delphine C.

Port Au Prince, ...






I was so happy when I saw that this dress was the petite pattern of March. It took some fiddling to make it work but now I just need the perfect occasion to wear it !!

Details about the pattern adjustments and construction on my blog

EDIT I added better quality close-ups that shows better the pattern alteration and the contruction!

Material Notes

Silk I found at “De Fil en Aguille” in Ption Ville, Haiti
Brown Poplin cotton for sash and bodice lining from stash
Invisible zipper from stash


Spring, Summer
Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Silk

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    Aug 5, 2013, 03.52 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love your fabric and its just lovely on you. i think its fabulous with the contrasting big bow x

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    Jul 26, 2013, 03.37 PMby Lindsey DeeCee

    so pretty!!! I like it the most when you put on the big bow on the back. I would put on this dress even on a ordinary day ;) (sorry for my bad English)

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    Jul 13, 2013, 12.39 PMby pauline alice

    Magnifique! Your dress is lovely and so sweet. I’ve wanted to make this pattern ever since I bought this issue but seeing it now, I shouldn’t postpone anymore. Hopefully it will turn out half as good as yours. Congrats on a beautiful summer dress.

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    Jul 11, 2013, 03.52 PMby MandieW

    The silk is lovely! And your dress is in this month’s trend gallery.

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      Jul 11, 2013, 07.24 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you !! And thanks for letting me know!

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    Jul 6, 2013, 12.43 AMby Virginia's Daughter

    Very nice!

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    Jul 5, 2013, 08.20 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Well done! Perfect choice of fabric and the dress was created for you particularly:)

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      Jul 5, 2013, 08.25 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you ! I was just admiring the green dress you just uploaded, you’re sewing is perfect!!

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    Jul 5, 2013, 12.31 AMby ariation

    This is a beautiful dress! Great job and wonderful execution.

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      Jul 5, 2013, 02.07 AMby Delphine C.

      Thank you this is very nice of you. Of course, when you made the dress you always see the little things you could have done better…

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    Jul 4, 2013, 11.13 PMby rita61

    Nice, and fresh for hot weather.

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      Jul 5, 2013, 02.06 AMby Delphine C.

      Thank you! This is very true…

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    Jul 4, 2013, 09.44 PMby cris orange

    ohh, such a lovely dress!

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      Jul 4, 2013, 11.03 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you, it is a cute pattern indeed!

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    Jul 4, 2013, 04.23 PMby liliv-1

    Ooooh! This is breathtaking!!!

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      Jul 4, 2013, 05.17 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you very much!

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    Jul 4, 2013, 03.31 PMby frederi

    So pretty!

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    Jul 4, 2013, 01.02 PMby kisses

    Beautiful and it fit so nicely

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      Jul 4, 2013, 01.28 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you! It fits nice as long as you don’t move too much though…

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    Jul 4, 2013, 12.55 PMby JillStraw

    Beautiful dress Delphine! Your new Haitian background says you’ve received everything and are sewing again! Congratulations on a successful move and fantastic dress, as always. NYC will miss you!

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      Jul 4, 2013, 01.30 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you so much Jill !! I’m fully set up and I even have a dedicated sewing room and balcony where I can take pictures. ULTIMATE LUXURY!! I do miss New York, I was here last weekend and literally raided the garment district… So there will be more to show soon!

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