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Black Broderie Anglais Dress

Added Nov 18, 2012

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






I have a Gala Dinner to go to and I made this dress using Burda 124B, 2/2009, to wear. The fabric is a cotton base with an organza overlay which has been machine embroidered to look like Broderie Anglais. I have read several reviews about this pattern, all saying it suits most figure types and I would think that is true. It was easy to fit and relatively simple to sew. I fully lined this dress in a cotton voile and piped the neck-line to give a nice finish as well as stopping the facing from showing. The line of daisies around the mid-drift were daisies that I removed from the left over fabric and hand sewed to the seam line.

Material Notes

Cotton and organza Broderie Anglais
Cotton voile lining
Self made piping




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Cotton, Organza

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    Jan 3, 2013, 03.29 AMby poldapop

    Wow, this is fantastic!! Perfect in every way.

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      Jan 3, 2013, 06.12 AMby schnui

      Thank-you poldapop and a Happy New Year of sewing to you!!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 06.40 AMby Anniemollison

    This looks gorgeous. I’m sure it will look great on. I love the black broderie anglais. I’ve never seen that before. The neckline looks perfect.

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      Nov 20, 2012, 12.08 PMby schnui

      Thanks Annie. I bought the fabric at The Fabric Store recently so you may be able to get it at their store in Melbourne.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 07.03 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a beauty! this dress looks stunning and i am quite sure, it does, when you are wearing it (pictures pleaaaaas!!!!) very very nicley finished. BRAVO!!!

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      Nov 19, 2012, 09.58 AMby schnui

      Thanks so much Ralf., you are always so kind. I will try and get pictures on Saturday night when I get all dressed up for the gala dinner.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 06.50 AMby quiltsewsewsue


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      Nov 19, 2012, 09.55 AMby schnui

      Thank you:)

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    Nov 19, 2012, 06.18 AMby ronnielee

    Nice one! Hope you have a great night at the gala, looking forward to your pics!

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      Nov 19, 2012, 06.23 AMby schnui

      Thanks Ronnielee.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.54 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Such gorgeous, gorgeous fabric! It suits the simple lines of the dress perfectly. I especially like how you’ve used scraps to decorate the seam line – completely matching! Enjoy the gala :)

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      Nov 19, 2012, 06.22 AMby schnui

      The fabric is lovely and should be good if the night is hot and humid; hence the use of cotton voile to line the dress. I am sure the gala will be fun.

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      Nov 22, 2012, 07.58 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      Cotton voile is so expensive where I live, considering it’s just thin plain fabric! I can only bring myself to use it in children’s garments. My own linings are always low-end synthetic stuff. For fabric this gorgeous though, I can appreciate how you made an exception!

    • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

      Nov 22, 2012, 11.16 AMby schnui

      Cotton voile isn’t cheap here either. But I get so hot in synthetic linings, I stop wearing the dress. So for me, it is worth the extra money. Cotton voile must be more expensive to make than cotton lawn!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.06 AMby kisses

    Nice dress….I so love how you use the fabrics

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      Nov 19, 2012, 06.21 AMby schnui

      Thanks kisses.

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    Nov 18, 2012, 11.42 PMby laikadoll

    Ooh! I’d love to see it on you!! x

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      Nov 18, 2012, 11.57 PMby schnui

      I live on my own and there is never anyone around when I need some photos taken unfortunately. Maybe on Saturday night when I get all glammed up I can get a friend to take a few shots.

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      Nov 19, 2012, 12.45 AMby laikadoll

      I take almost all my photos with a ridiculous tripod in my backyard! It is better when there’s someone else to take them though

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      Nov 19, 2012, 06.24 AMby schnui

      I have a tripod, so maybe I should give it a go.

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    Nov 18, 2012, 07.22 PMby Irina Schwab

    This is gorgeous, well done!

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      Nov 18, 2012, 07.56 PMby schnui

      Thanks Irina :)

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    Nov 18, 2012, 01.56 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress. well done x

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      Nov 18, 2012, 07.57 PMby schnui

      Thanks Mary :)

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