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Burda Cover Dress (BurdaStyle 09/2010 pattern #122)

Added Jan 16, 2012

by clio

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This is a very figure flattering dress with great lines. It went together MUCH more easily than I thought it would, given that it has no side seams.

The only tricky part was the sleeves. I’m just not sure how exactly I was supposed to attach them (confusing directions). They look fine, but the inside is a mess. (Oh well).

I’m kicking myself a bit now that I made this dress in one color rather than color blocking – I think it would be great that way.

Material Notes

I used a pretty heavy weight cotton knit which the salesperson at Mood said was jersey, but is double knit if I ever saw any.




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    Feb 2, 2012, 01.12 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    ooh! what gorgeous fit and colour!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 04.49 AMby clio

      Thanks! Orange is my favorite color!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 12.14 AMby Sewing And Style

    this is a wonderful pattern and it is really pretty in your chosen colour. I have one in black- and love it to bits. Making one more using this pattern is on the cards, too. Just want to make it in a different colour, not black again My only remark would be that the colour is too wide and needed reducing on the pattern. I had to add a pleat and a decorative button to tame the bulk. Definitely a tip for the future

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      Jan 18, 2012, 12.19 AMby clio

      Good point Nerja – I took in the upper back a bit, so that narrowed the back collar. But if I were to make this pattern again, I would narrow the front a bit, too.

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      Jan 18, 2012, 12.30 AMby Sewing And Style

      Yes, exactly my point. BTW just joined your blog- I am your 100th follower! Surely this is worth celebrating! How about by featuring my blog on the side ( Juliette’s Sewing and Style Den) Thanks

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      Jan 18, 2012, 01.05 AMby clio

      Woo hoo! It certainly is! I’ve added you to the list.

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      Feb 2, 2012, 04.48 AMby clio

      I reduced the collar at the back, and will probably reduce the front a bit too. I’m doinf a color blocked version next. It’s a great pattern.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.21 PMby clio

    Thanks, everyone!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 10.59 PMby Kasiorist

    gorgeous! beautiful piece!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 08.18 PMby bootieshakin

    i love it, it’s great! what pattern is it from?

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      Jan 17, 2012, 05.19 PMby clio

      Hi BootieShakin – Its from BurdaStyle Magazine – 09-2010 issue, pattern # 122. They seem not to have uploaded the pattern to the US site. I used the magazine.

      BTW – This dress seems to have mystical bum flattering properties, which from your username I’m thinking may be right up your alley! ;-)

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    Jan 16, 2012, 07.00 PMby seriana06

    I have this pattern too, I just love it! You did a great job!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 05.30 PMby missb-1

    Great dress! I want to make one too and I was also thinking about color blocking. I think I’ll have to make one as soon as the baby bump’s gone. Congratulations on an amazing result!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 04.50 PMby Ruth Meiland

    just love your dress!!great job!!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 04.27 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very well done and great color!

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