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Burda #101 Black Dress with Polka Dot Trim

Added Jun 9, 2011

by debilovessewing

Edinburgh, Unite...






My first attempt at a Burda pattern! I am quite pleased with this dress which was fairly easy to sew. I had some trouble fitting the bodice front so that it didn’t gape. To remedy this, I made some piping to attach to the neckline and sleeves! I quite like the effect!

Material Notes

Dress material: Black Linen
Polka dot self made piping




Garment Type

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    Aug 12, 2011, 03.35 AMby nessys

    Wow – this is just GOREGOUS! Love the trim, the cut of the dress and your hair is just beautiful!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.41 PMby RoniBarr

    Beautiful dress! Makes me want to try that pattern, too!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.42 PMby debilovessewing

      I was pleasantly surprised with the pattern! I want to try and make it again!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.41 PMby keren

    the piping is beautiful! What a lovely dress!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 12.15 PMby yolandac8

    I love it, it looks really good!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 11.37 AMby chula123

    Just made the very same dress (will download pictures later today) and had the same problem with the top part. Only idea I could come up with was some darts which seem to have helped. Next time will try jane’s suggestions. anyway, love your version of this dress ! very pretty with the piping

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.49 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you so much! Good idea about the darts and I’ll have to check out Jane’s suggestions!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 09.21 AMby janetheclerk

    this is just wonderful! fantastically retro. i understand about the gape at the neckline, while i have boobs, i have a very bony chest. for this dress, you could add some darts from the neckline; put the dress on inside out, and pin, it’s really easy to do. for future dresses or tops, when cutting the pattern, keep the waist centre line of the pattern on the fabric fold, and put your neck centre line about a centimeter over the fabric fold; this takes away the gaping. or, you could cut a dart to the armpit, and fold away a centimeter of the pattern, just redraw your neck line after. i hope this helps!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.50 AMby debilovessewing

      I love you! Fantastic advice! Thank you sooo much.

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    Jun 9, 2011, 09.25 PMby CelticButterfly

    Love polka dots! Love how you used them here. It’s such a sweet dress. :)

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.51 AMby debilovessewing

      Thank you! I’ve been wearing it tons lately!!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 09.09 PMby turtlegirl00

    great dress—love the piping and the shoes!! :) great job!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 08.49 PMby melongrowergirl

    Looks so cute, I also like your shoes! Perfect outfit!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.51 AMby debilovessewing

      Thanks so much! I get a lot of use out of these shoes as well :)

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    Jun 9, 2011, 08.30 PMby janene

    ooo linen, my favourite. Black and red my favourite colour combo and such lovely styling too :-)

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      Jun 10, 2011, 11.51 AMby debilovessewing

      I am starting to become partial to black and red as well!! Surprisingly versatile!

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