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Burda 5/12 Tunic Top for a Little Lady

Added Sep 5, 2012

by Debbie Alli

Washington, Unit...






I only bought 3m of this fabric and so far it’s made a dress for me, a five year old and a baby!

Fully lined tunic top for a 5 year old, embellished with satin piping. Lining is finished with cotton lace which peeps out of the bottom.

Oh and I covered a hanger for her in her favourite Hello Kitty fabric too!

Pattern was in Burda Style 05/12 but isn’t on the site at the moment.

Material Notes

White cotton with navy embroidered circles (via eBay and originally used by Topshop). Satin bias binding, white lawn cotton, cotton lace trim, navy flower buttons




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Mar 5, 2013, 11.48 AMby jolily

    Hi Debbie,

    Pls pls how did you sew the lining into the dress so it aligns with centre back. I don’t seem to understand the instructions, i have read and re-read but i seem to miss something. I decided to check online to see if anyone has sewn this tunic and voila i found you. Please can you help. The unfinished tunic has been lying on my sewing table for some days now from out of frustration. By the way the tunic looks stunning, well done! Thanks

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      Mar 6, 2013, 06.04 PMby Debbie Alli

      Hi there
      Sorry that I have only just seen your message. I don’t have the dress here (made it for a friend’s little girl) so I’ve looked at the magazine and I’ve kind of made my own version, I think, because the instructions don’t say to line the dress. I didn’t put buttons all the way down the back – just one at the top and a small slit opening so I will probably have left the side seams open and attached the lining to the main fabric at the neck and armholes and turned it all through. Then I think I probably turned the seam allowances under on the open section of the back seams and finished by hand. Then completed the side seams.

      If that doesn’t help then I can ask my friend to bring the dress over this weekend and that will help me to remember exactly what I did! Just let me know. And thank you – the little lady was delighted with it! Best wishes

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      Mar 7, 2013, 07.53 AMby jolily

      Thanks Debbie, I’ll undo the tunic and follow your method.

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    Sep 6, 2012, 11.35 AMby Madcinderella

    Very cute!

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      Sep 6, 2012, 07.14 PMby Debbie Alli

      Thank you – she loves it – looks v cute with navy leggings

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    Sep 5, 2012, 02.28 PMby Mary Athey

    the dress and fabric are lovely x

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      Sep 5, 2012, 06.36 PMby Debbie Alli

      thank you – she loves it and is taking it to New York, where she’ll give her twin cousins outfits in the same fabric too :)

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