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Burda Dress with Pleats

Added Oct 19, 2009

by elainemay

Aachen, Germany






This pattern is from the 10/2009 issue of Burda. It was a quick and easy project, and it’s totally in line with my recent passion for feminine shapes and details rendered in menswear fabrics. The pattern is quite nifty, with a pleated panel down the front. The pleats are stitched from the neck to the high hip, and then swing free afterwards. The construction reminds me a little bit of a 10/2007 pattern from Burda, which I also made and like quite a bit. The pattern comes in sizes 34-42, and as usual I graded down to a 32, and shortened it some at the hem.

Material Notes

Mid-weight gray wool suiting.




Garment Type

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    Dec 4, 2009, 10.43 PMby afrobella

    It’s really elegant, I am wondering how you got it to fit so well, it’s perfectly constructed!!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 07.44 AMby dhammi

    Beautiful dress…..Fits perfect.

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    Oct 30, 2009, 03.03 AMby spottedroo

    Lovely dress! I agree completely about dresses in menswear fabrics. Both this an the 10/2007 dress (is it 105?) are on my to-do list. Great taste!

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    Oct 24, 2009, 01.11 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I can’t wait to get my magazine! This dress is fabulous :)

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    Oct 20, 2009, 10.09 AMby masty

    Wow! Beautiful… You really did a great job. Congratulations! Makes me want to make it too.

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    Oct 20, 2009, 07.22 AMby bohemiannow

    Oh you made that dress.. I want to make it too. Congratulations, it looks very good on you!

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    Oct 20, 2009, 03.11 AMby littlecottondresses

    Very well sewn – great job – as usual!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 09.53 PMby buzzybee

    I love your dress! Well done. It looks very tailored. Excellent!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 09.44 PMby smallone

    so good to hear you describe this project as quick and easy and pleased to see that it looks great in petite too ;) You version is soooo beautifully finished!!! – I’d looked at the photo shhot and thought lovely but no way that is easy – inspired now!! thank you

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    Oct 19, 2009, 07.07 PMby sewneenee

    This is gorgeous…love the mix of masculine fabric with feminine details…excellent job!!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 06.28 PMby lizah

    love it! you are very talanted!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 05.21 PMby fabricaddict

    very beautiful! it looks so professional

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    Oct 19, 2009, 04.02 PMby liaspace

    how very sophisticated and pretty :) I totally dig it

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    Oct 19, 2009, 03.47 PMby ncn6

    Oh, I loooooove this! How do you get your pleats so nice and crisp?

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    Oct 19, 2009, 02.22 PMby wzrdreams

    This is lovely. Great fabric choice and excellent craftsmanship.

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    Oct 19, 2009, 12.28 PMby yoshimi

    Very elegant, you look beautiful in it. I adore your perfect front pleats!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 12.11 PMby capraia

    Absolutely beautiful. This has been on my to-do list since I bought the magazine, and now after seeing your’s, it’s definetely at the top of that list. Great job!!!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 11.08 AMby miss-g

    This is a great dress. Stylish and elegant.

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    Oct 19, 2009, 09.48 AMby anajan

    This dress is gorgeous. The style and color really suit you. And you know what? The first time I saw the technical drawing of the dress I taught it looked very similar to your Coffee Date dress.

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    Oct 19, 2009, 09.14 AMby susanne2011

    Yes, I saw this pattern in the Burda mag, it’s beautiful! You did a great job!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 08.58 AMby djoule

    Beautiful dress, you look really good !

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    Oct 19, 2009, 07.51 AMby irmchen

    Like it very much!! Wool is my favorit fabric to work with… ich liebe den Geruch von Wolle die feucht gebügelt wird… . Do you have to dry-clean this dress?

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    Oct 19, 2009, 07.41 AMby carottesauvage

    Elegant and flawless as usual!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 07.38 AMby lybu

    Yeah. I like this pattern and at the moment I’m working on this too. Your dress is turned out beautifully and it fits you perfectly. OMG, what a cool shoes.

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    Oct 19, 2009, 06.48 AMby photinx

    Beautiful! The fit seems perfect, the length certainly is! are there pleats in the back as well?

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    Oct 19, 2009, 06.08 AMby sarsaparilla

    It’s a beautiful design – it looks very nice :)

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