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BurdaStyle Malissa Dress Variation

Added Sep 29, 2008

by cadetdee

London, United K...






I made this dress for two reasons – the first I wanted something special and a little different to wear for my friends Caroline’s Birthday Celebration, the dress was made in her honour. I wore it with a wide belt and chunky silver jewellery on the night and used the excess fabric to make a head scarf.-

The second is because I wanted to make a variation on the original Melissa dress from Burda Style -I used the back pieces of the original pattern and shortened it, leaving out the pleats for the front and back and slashed the top of the sleeves and made them puffy/bubble by running elastic through the end of the sleeve bottom edge and the slash top edge allowing a little shoulder to be revealed and then running elastic at the bottom of the A line of dress.

The fabric is actually fabric that would be used as a lining that I bought a few years ago for the interesting print mainly. -

I have not tried the puff ball /bubble look before and thought this would be a great opportunity to do so and while on a break at work I made a tiny sketch on a note pad and the puff ball bubble dress idea was born.

I have already made another version of this pattern and will hope to upload it on my Burdastyle page very soon -

I am very thankful for the opportunity – it was fun to try a new look

Material Notes

polylining fabric





BurdaStyle Malissa Dress


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    Oct 22, 2008, 03.43 AMby rigmalore

    I love your dress and it looks amazing on you! The fabric is delicious. Keep sewing! :)

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    Oct 8, 2008, 08.43 AMby cadetdee

    Oh thank you ever so much for the comments it really means alot to me more than you realise – It took me such a long time build the confidence up to decide to upload any of my creations and I am so glad I have – I love being part of Burda Style – I so know this time last year I would never of dreamed of uploading my designs and creations and sharing them with the rest of the world.

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    Sep 29, 2008, 04.52 PMby caine0925

    Very good job! The dress looks great on you and I love what you did with the sleeves. How creative!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 03.28 PMby nenasew

    I think this dress looks fantastic on you. The fabric is very nice too.

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