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Burda wool dress 119 B 10/2009

Added Nov 1, 2009

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






I fell in love with this dress the minute I saw it in the magazine. To be sure it was going to fit I tried to do everything right and even compared my measures again with the Burda chart. Normally I make a 36 without even looking, but I saw that my numbers match closer to the 38. Since I want to be able to wear shirts under it, I went for the 38. Well, argh, the 36 would have been perfect, grmpf. Now it fits my doll better than me, but I still quite like it. I will definitely make this pattern again, in 36 and with other fabrics. It’s an easy project, I highly recommend it! And even with the wool fabric I used it doesn’t get too bulky, which I feared.
(I used a regular zipper, the special one they recommend would make it even better)

Material Notes

Wool fabric




Garment Type



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    Feb 1, 2010, 03.17 AMby brooklynstitch

    Your dress is so beautiful and so well-made! Also your pictures are really clear…Hoping you can help me. I’m sewing this dress now and am having trouble with the directions. Can you describe how you connected the center pleated part to the side front top and side front bottoms. Burda’s directions are confusing me: “Stitch abutting lines and pleat fold lines together, from upper edges to marking. Baste below marking.” I can’t figure out how to get these outermost pleats to hang free below the marks and how to sew it when you remove the basting. Maybe if you could describe how you sewed these parts together it would help me out…Thanks!

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      Feb 1, 2010, 10.23 AMby ajtak7171

      Hi and thanks! I just posted something on your wall – hope it helps!

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    Jan 23, 2010, 09.42 AMby juliam

    Just looked at your dress after posting my two goes at this one – yours is great too :-) Like you I fell in love with it when I bought the magazine!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 03.16 PMby asf

    This dress is fantastic! I will not be seeking out the right magazine! I fell in love with it the moment I saw your version.

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    Nov 29, 2009, 01.21 PMby judabra

    Well-done! This dress was actually the reason I purchased that particular issue of Burda. I immediatelly attempted this project – and just like you – found that I should have gone for 36, even though all my masurements are for size 38. I recommend this pattern to anyone who is looking for a snuggly winter dress design – and your dress proves that it’s a stunning pattern!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 11.45 AMby candyjoyce

    Yay, I found my issue of this magazine and i’ll be off to the fabric shop at lunchtime to see what lovely wool I can get for this. I completley by-passed this dress in the mag and it’s not till i’ve seen yours that I MUST make it.

    My mum and I are going to London in a couple of weeks for some christmas shopping and to catch a show, i think this will eb the perfect outfit, i might even get some crazy tights to go with it :)

    Thanks for the inspiration

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    Nov 5, 2009, 02.53 PMby Renee Adams

    LOVE this dress. The Tie skirt is adorable, too. Fun style.

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    Nov 5, 2009, 02.12 AMby kristinjg

    Great job! i love it. However, I’m confused about how to get the pattern. Are the patterns in the magazine? I have never bought one this way. I looked online and they’re already on the November issue but the October issue is not yet archived. I’m very frustrated!!!!!! I really love that dress! Exactly what I’ve been after.

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      Nov 5, 2009, 07.01 AMby ajtak7171

      Sorry you are frustrated… don’t give up! Yes, the patterns are in the magazine, there are lots of really nice ones in the October issue. I’m sure you’ll be able to find it somewhere… Best of luck!

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    Nov 4, 2009, 04.47 PMby verusketa

    oh my god! that is gorgeous!! i’ve tried to get my hands on the pattern but i just can’t seem to get it anywhere!!! would it be too much, if i asked you (preety please) to scan it or schetch it so the rest of us could make that same beautiful dress??

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      Nov 4, 2009, 06.16 PMby ajtak7171

      Wow, thank you so much, I am really overwhelmed with all the great compliments. They should go to Burda, as the pattern is from Burda style magazine, October 2009 (Nr. 119 B), I didn’t really change a thing about it, and I think I am not allowed to publish it – copyright and all… If you’re lucky you will still find the magazine somewhere, or – as recently suggested to someone else – check the libraries! Ours has the Burda magazines… Wishing you the best of luck – otherwise we should contact Burda, and ask them…

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    Nov 3, 2009, 08.28 PMby bredi88

    It´s wonderful! I would love to make this dress too and i already have the perfect fabric at home! But i couldn`t find this pattern in the burdastyle (the one they are selling now with all the red dresses right?) maybe i`m just blind…where did you find it? Thank you very much!

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      Nov 4, 2009, 04.44 PMby ajtak7171

      Oh no, it’s in the one before that, the one from October… The one with the red dresses is already the November issue. Keeping my fingers crossed that you find it somewhere!

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      Nov 4, 2009, 06.00 PMby bredi88

      Well yes i realized it by myself 5 minutes before i read it. and the funny thing is: i´ve got the magazine from october at home ;) but thank you very much!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 08.18 AMby liaspace

    Oh this is absolutely gorgeous

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    Nov 3, 2009, 07.30 AMby fingersandtoes

    It’s lovely! This dress is on my list so it’s good to see one someone has made already. I have the fabric for view A but want to make view B too, in the same grey flannel.

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    Nov 3, 2009, 03.58 AMby marloncosta

    so chic! the belt really added more elegance! The vertical lines plus the belt cinging the waist would make anyone look thinner!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 02.16 AMby mln

    lovely very chic.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 07.25 PMby sewneenee

    Really such a great dress! You did an excellent job!! I had the same concerns about bulkiness but that is no longer a worry.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 06.52 PMby jj1

    I love it, so beautiful.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 06.03 PMby fabricaddict

    p.s – I always find that I’m a smaller size than my Burda measurements say

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    Nov 2, 2009, 06.03 PMby fabricaddict

    Stunning dress!! I’m sure you will get lots of wear out of it!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.19 PMby amyloux

    This looks great. I really like this dress.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 03.39 PMby dorawarren

    great job!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 11.15 AMby barbaraagatha

    Hey: I made it too! Also in grey: it was perfect in the magazine. I’ll post it soon.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 10.25 AMby ink

    Spectacular! The fabric you picked is perfect for it.

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    Nov 1, 2009, 11.10 PMby erdronen

    beautiful dress! as soon as i saw this pattern, i fell in love with it! it’s great to see it made up! i love your fabric choice too :) enjoy wearing it! i think it looks great on you!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 09.38 PMby frkbustad

    Amazing… it really looks good on you, and how neat every detail looks!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 09.03 PMby ajtak7171

    Thank you all so much!!! Makes me feel good… :-) I’ll be wearing it a lot!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 08.24 PMby degaido

    hola soy nueva en este, he visto tu vestido y me ha encantado me podrías hacer el favor de dejarme los patrones, muchas grácias.

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      Nov 1, 2009, 09.00 PMby ajtak7171

      Uhm…sorry… no hablo Espanol :-) que significa “patrones”? You mean the pattern? It’s from Burda magazine, october 2009… nr. 119 B… ¿Ayuda esto?

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    Nov 1, 2009, 08.03 PMby dtale

    Beautiful. Well done!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 03.53 PMby zsanine

    This is gorgeous! I love it!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 03.38 PMby irmchen

    Such a wonderful dress! Looks sooo beautiful and accentuates your slim waist!

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    Nov 1, 2009, 03.22 PMby candyjoyce

    Ooo, this is lovely, great fabric choice, it looks very cool with the yellow tights. I think I have that issue of the magazine, I’m gonna go and check!

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