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Brocade and Tulle Party Frock

Added Dec 19, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Last week I went to The Nutcracker—and in New York City ladies really dress up for the ballet which makes the event so much fun. I was inspired to make a party dress with tulle like a ballerina’s costume and combine it with a richly hued brocade. Seeing that brocade can be quite expensive, this variation was perfect for using just 1/2 yard for the bodice.

Made up of an overdress and an underdress, the Sibylle pattern is an excellent template for making a princess seamed bodice and full skirt. This version is super simplified—you leave out the over dress.

If you’re a fan of ballet, check out this blog post on Black Swan, the gorgeous and eerie feature film by Darren Aronofsky.

Material Notes

1/2 yard brocade; 6 yards tulle




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Blends, Taffeta, Tulle

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    Jan 8, 2012, 06.28 PMby nehapatel

    I love your dress! I’m trying to make the dress right now but I’m having trouble finding material for my skirt – I really like your tulle skirt and I was wondering where you got your tulle from?

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    Dec 28, 2011, 02.55 AMby lyssiemarie16

    i love your design! im def gonna try and make this- for sure!!!!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 05.34 PMby momartin

    Love the shape… I’m thinking about using silk chiffon for bodice… and skirt overlay.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.02 AMby bernieandi

    You look amazing. Such a pretty look!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.13 PMby monikago

    yes, I also went to see the Nutcracker last week and loved the costumes. Dreaming of designing and constructing beautiful dance costumes. Love the brocade paisley bodice, will check out the pattern.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 08.30 PMby janul

    I really like it, I´m into tulle a lot these days :)

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    Dec 20, 2011, 08.59 AMby dottty

    O thats just gorgeous jj:)x

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    Dec 20, 2011, 07.32 AMby Sistu

    Love your tulle frock!

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