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BurdaStyle x eat.sleep.wear.

Added Aug 15, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






The Model + Stylist: Fashion blogger Kimberly Pesch from eat.sleep.wear (who Alison had the pleasure to meet and fall in love with recently) has been making quite an impression with her playful, colorful and oh-so-chic ensembles. Often seen in brown rimmed glasses, bright orangey-red lipstick or a top knot, Kim scored a spot this summer guest blogging for Coach and is featured in the current issue of Lucky magazine, alongside a few other amazing female bloggers.

The Look: We made a fun summer dress with a fitted bodice + princess seams attached to a pleated rectangle skirt. Beginners: This pattern = super easy to construct. We gave Kim the reigns to style and photograph herself in, and this is what she’s come up with! We love it…

Material Notes

2 yards cotton voile; 2 yards lining. Invisible zipper.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Blends


Photos + Model

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    Aug 21, 2011, 05.49 PMby ldlakip

    Love this dress and esp the wedding version shown in tea legnth. Do you also have the shrug pattern that it is shown with? I love the shurg too!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 09.44 PMby janul

    Hm, I really love the bag!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 03.43 PMby dreamydeary

    Too bad we can’t see the dress — I have no idea what that neckline looks like on, it’s entirely covered up by that shirt and the flowers. Oh well.

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    Aug 17, 2011, 09.10 AMby Livisquiv

    Looks great, would be nice if we could actually SEE it though!!!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 06.59 AMby dosimon

    Hello! I love the dress and downloaded the instructions, but I wonder, do I have to buy the wedding dress pattern just for the bodice? I don’t intend to marry anytime soon !

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      Aug 17, 2011, 03.15 PMby alisondahl

      The pattern download contains just the print out for the bodice, so you’re essentially purchasing a dress pattern, whether you want to call it a wedding dress pattern or not, you’ll have the bodice you’re looking for. The skirt pieces are simply gathered rectangles of fabric which you draft yourself :)

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    Aug 17, 2011, 06.19 AMby iron-on

    The pattern is okay. But the dress is not flattering. It looks a few sizes to big for the girl or possibly just poorly made. I’m a little disappointed with this one…

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    Aug 17, 2011, 02.43 AMby debbieisbell

    Can’t really see the dress

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    Aug 17, 2011, 12.41 AMby PeaBea

    I have just made a top for my grand daughter from a dress pattern styled very much like this one but with fabric lacing at the back . It would of been nice to see a pic of the back view & without the shirt on .

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    Aug 16, 2011, 03.42 PMby atrinka

    The dress is ok and you cannot see it with the white shirt over…..

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    Aug 16, 2011, 06.38 AMby hasi

    I love it. I am surprised how versatile it is. The plain dress looks like a cute summerdress but styled with these great shoes and the whit blouse it looks so different. Very cool!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 06.35 AMby nikkishell

    Lovely dress!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 07.13 PMby fabricaddict

    I love this dress! and the way it’s been styled

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.45 PMby nouvellegamine

    wow! great look & great style! (i’m biased- sporting the bun & winged eyeliner right now)

    seriously though, i like how she styled the dress, especially the flower pins. super cute.

    btw- just saw her on anthropologie’s fb page. loved her outfit!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.58 PMby ichigogirl

    I love the dress! I don’t LOVE the girl (probably simply because I haven’t actually met her), but she’s fabulously cool, and I do love her shoes, and bag!

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