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Black Poly Dress & Underdress

Added Jun 21, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






I found this pattern in Burdastyle’s 6/2013 issue #128. It’s two dresses but it’s really easy effort in making each one. I did take in the bodice portion another 5/8 of an inch because it was a bit too blousy but that’s about it. The elastic makes it nice to just pull over your head and go!

I used a light polyester fabric and I’m glad I did because I like the way it flows and it’s lightweight enough for the hot summer days.
I will definitely make more of this pattern.

Material Notes

2 yards of polyester for dress, 2 yards of lining for underdress, 3/4 inch elastic




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Other

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    Jul 10, 2013, 05.40 AMby tasallison

    hi:-) Burda says in the pattern that you could wear either of the dress or underdress on it’s own, but do you think if i just made the outer dress , then the armhole might be a bit too low to wear without the underdress?

    many thanks and love your project:-)


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      Jul 11, 2013, 11.04 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I tried wearing without the underdress and the armholes weren’t really my concern. It was the front neckline. It seemed a bit low. However, you can always wear a tank top and that will easily fix your problem for both the neckline and the armholes. Best of luck!

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    Jul 5, 2013, 05.43 PMby rachelvice

    So pretty! I’m in the process of making this dress too, and I noticed it was pretty large in the top as well. Love how yours came out!

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      Jul 7, 2013, 05.21 AMby zsyzu

      Thank you very much. I’m already looking for fabric to make the next one. It’s one of my favorite Burda patterns.

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    Jul 5, 2013, 10.00 AMby gunita80

    Stunning dresses

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      Jul 7, 2013, 05.22 AMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jul 5, 2013, 07.14 AMby Mary Athey

    this is lovely on you. i never took much notice of this one in the magazine but i will now i’ve seen yours.i love how floaty this is and the two fabric’s you choose are fab to.gether.x

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      Jul 7, 2013, 05.24 AMby zsyzu

      Thanks Mary! You know I just realized when I made this dress how certain fabrics will affect the way a dress flows. I’ve used heavier cotton with an elastic waist and it just seems to add more bulk and looks less flattering.

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    Jul 4, 2013, 11.11 PMby rita61

    Nice, looks great.

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      Jul 5, 2013, 01.50 AMby zsyzu

      THank you!

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    Jul 4, 2013, 01.56 PMby liliv-1

    Very nice and casual style! It looks lovely and comfortable!

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      Jul 5, 2013, 01.51 AMby zsyzu

      THank you!

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