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birthday dress for BFF

Added Sep 20, 2011

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany






I made this dress for my best friend as a birthday gift. It’s the longest I ever worked on a project but the whole design process was very time consuming and also it was the first time I ever draped or boned anything. I used a Burda pattern (#107, 03/2010) for the bustier dress that is made out of heavy cream colored cotton which I then boned and lined with hot pink fabric. The draped overlay is made out of purple silk chiffon. I’m 99% happy with the result, I just wish I would have inserted a purple zipper instead of a beige one.

I blogged about it here

Material Notes

cotton, silk chiffon, zipper, boning



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton, Silk

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    Sep 27, 2011, 02.05 PMby purplejb99

    This is BEAUTIFUL. Your friend is so lucky, I bet she was thrilled!

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    Sep 22, 2011, 02.06 PMby nidhi

    absolutely stunning!

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    Sep 21, 2011, 05.32 AMby tamezdc

    Wow! I like all the details.

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    Sep 20, 2011, 11.08 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    Lovely! Love the one shoulder strap and the bunch up effect of the chiffon. :)

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    Sep 20, 2011, 07.04 PMby redredhoodie

    Thank you girls. I thought about replacing the zipper for a nanosecond when taking the pictures but I’m so glad I’m done with the project (my friend was quite a difficult client), I probably don’t want to do one more stitch on it ever again.

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    Sep 20, 2011, 06.46 PMby rhubarbcrumble

    What a lucky BFF!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 06.27 PMby chillwear

    Such a flattering dress, well done. I agree with you on the zipper. It’s still a stunning dress!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 05.48 PMby cantare

    GORgeous. What a great bff you are!!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 05.25 PMby weriem .com

    Such a beautiful dress!!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 05.24 PMby lienepien

    I like the dress! I agree on the zipper but even with the beige zipper it is a nice dress!

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