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Burdastyle frills dress

Added May 20, 2016

by Johanna Lu

Göteborg, Sweden






Dress with butterfly sleeves and gathers at the front and back and cinched with a band.
It’s a really unique design, that feels wonderful to wear. I also think that this is a dress that will be very flattering on a large range of body types due to its billowy design. The waist quite fitted though due to the band, but you can easily lengthen it (I did) to make more room in the waist area.

While I wouldn’t say that the pattern is difficult to make, it is quite time consuming since it is transparent and needs lining, plus it has a quite a lot of pattern pieces for such a simple design. I did french seams on both the outer dress and lining as I did the pieces separately instead of layered as per the Burdastyle instructions. It took more time but I have fairly quick way to make them
Tutorial:French seams the lazy way

All in all wonderful pattern that makes me feel very special.

Material Notes

Embroidered cotton voile and lined with off white cotton voile




Garment Type

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    Oct 2, 2016, 05.07 PMby SassyT

    To be shared on SSB Wednesday. Thanks for permitting. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Jun 24, 2016, 12.09 AMby nrobson

    so pretty =)

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    Jun 12, 2016, 03.31 PMby mintradio

    This is so pretty, your fabric is a perfect match for the design! What do you think of the instructions? is it clear? Is there instructions for the lining too? I’m planning on getting this pattern.

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    May 24, 2016, 12.03 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Looks super cute! Great colour and placing of the detailing! :)

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    May 23, 2016, 05.47 PMby BevinChristina

    So unique!! The back is adorable!

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    May 23, 2016, 01.55 PMby kisses

    Looks great…better than the one in the magazine

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    May 21, 2016, 06.30 PMby SassyT

    Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post.

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    May 21, 2016, 10.20 AMby SassyT

    Love this. The fabric is awesome. Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      May 21, 2016, 04.32 PMby Johanna Lu

      Absolutely, I would be honored!

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    May 21, 2016, 09.02 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress and lovely fabric x

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    May 21, 2016, 08.28 AMby Maria Hayek

    Very nice fabric you chose for it too! Beautiful dress!

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    May 20, 2016, 07.14 PMby SurMesure

    Lovely dress, great fabric! I like your version of it. I’ve cut the long-sleeve version some time ago, now I’m really tempted…

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      May 21, 2016, 04.34 PMby Johanna Lu

      Yes do! I haven’t really seen any reviews of this pattern and I think it is such a great dress that deserves to be made and the long sleeved version looks fantastic

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    May 20, 2016, 05.02 PMby Dworley

    Lovely dress translation!

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    May 20, 2016, 03.11 PMby kelerabeus

    Oh, it’s a really really beautiful dress! And I absolutely adore your choice of fabric, simply gorgeous. You’re making me wanna try this pattern!

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      May 21, 2016, 04.36 PMby Johanna Lu

      You should! I would love to hear from others who have made this dress, it’s such a great pattern that is also a dream to wear because the dress is super comfortable

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    May 20, 2016, 02.33 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    What a fab dress. Beautiful fabric too!

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    May 20, 2016, 11.32 AMby gtangel

    pretty pattern and dress.. :)

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