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Burnt Orange Sleeveless Tank Dress

Added Jul 2, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Another beautiful dress for Alden, we created this burnt orange hammered silk number from our pattern archives with the Gail dress pattern. We sewed the original dress together with silk charmeuse and and a guipure set-in. This time we went a bit more sporty with a sheer white silk set-in while incorporating the slit from the back into the front; creating a sweet v-shaped opening with a single fabric covered button.

Material Notes

orange hammered silk, white sheer crepe de chine, 6 fabric covered buttons, 14" invisible zip



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian
Rayon, Silk



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    Jul 13, 2012, 07.50 AMby laurertheexplorer

    looks great!!!

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    May 2, 2012, 11.45 AMby lvfachi

    poor fitting. the dress is looking bulky and she looks frumpy.sorry.

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    May 1, 2012, 10.13 PMby petraimad


    I love this

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    May 1, 2012, 10.19 AMby zoey02

    it needs a bit of ironing, but i love it more than the original Gail.

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    May 1, 2012, 01.33 AMby thewallinna

    This top is breathing summer.

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    Apr 30, 2012, 08.24 PMby JCM Collections

    I agree with Themisstress the dress is unflattering and is not made well,too bulky and the fabric that was used is not appropriate for the dress

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      Apr 30, 2012, 10.33 PMby melliep

      I also agree with this. It’s extremely unflattering. Maybe it’s the kind of material it is, but it doesn’t look like it was ever ironed. One of the first basic things that you learn is how to iron as you go to make it look finished. Kind of looks sloppy & thrown together to me.

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    Oct 6, 2010, 07.26 AMby susan22

    by sarsaparilla I really like it! susan

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    Jul 15, 2010, 09.54 PMby themisstress

    I am obviousley alone in thinking this dress is bulky, unflattering, a weird colour combo, and not actually that well made! Sorry, but I’ve seen this beautiful girl look soooo much better. Disapointed!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 09.25 AMby sduda

    nice combination

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    Jul 10, 2010, 08.42 AMby karluckjean


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    Jul 8, 2010, 05.22 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Lovely colour! :)

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    Jul 7, 2010, 09.55 AMby kayla-day

    This is such a gorgeous dress and it really suits you Alden!

    The colours are brilliant. I’m just starting to familiarise myself with different silk fabrics. I’ve never heard of hammered silk before. Could someone please tell me, is it q heavy or medium weight silk blend? Or 100% silk and quite floaty? The photo looks like it’s quite a medium weight but my eyes could deceive me!

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      Jul 7, 2010, 03.50 PMby alisondahl

      Hi there kouche,
      Hammered silk, my all time favorite fabric, is a medium weight 100% silk charmeuse that has been woven in a satin weave, so it appears to have been “hammered” and thus creates an alluring texture. One side is shiny, one is matte, like charmeuse. Either side is acceptable as the “right” side- for this dress I used the matte side.

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      Jul 9, 2010, 07.33 PMby kayla-day

      Thanks for the description Alison! much appreciated!

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    Jul 7, 2010, 12.10 AMby sunnilj9

    I love this version even better and the colors are so fabulous! Gorgeous remake!

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    Jul 6, 2010, 08.49 PMby fineandgood

    love your version!

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    Jul 6, 2010, 07.32 PMby larry5588

    look fantacy

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    Jul 6, 2010, 05.15 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely dress!

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    Jul 6, 2010, 11.23 AMby Dani Restercher

    I’m so jelly that these guys live in new york too!

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      Jul 7, 2010, 03.52 PMby alisondahl

      Yes! This photo shoot was done in Cobble Hill Brooklyn, a super beautiful historic neighborhood.

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      Jul 10, 2010, 12.33 AMby Dani Restercher

      I always enjoy seeing parts of areas that are beautiful and cultural if the areas they are in have been ruined by stereotyping. Like Harlem for example and their unbeatable music scene.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 10.18 AMby nikkishell

    This looks fab! I love the way it looks like Alden is wearing a blouse underneath.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 08.02 AMby amibambini

    As much as I would love to see a new pattern, this restyle does make a lot of sense because it’s a beautiful dress, and the original version with it’s gorgeous images always had me wondering why no-one had made their own versions. Let’s see more Gail’s! I might even do one myself.. there are still some wedding’s this summer that need a hot dress..

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      Jul 6, 2010, 11.22 AMby Dani Restercher

      Actually good point – mebbe people dont make the dress because theyre scared of the neckline and this version shows another way to do it. If there MUST be a restyle :P

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    Jul 6, 2010, 06.33 AMby irmchen

    Love this dress! :-) It looks girly and feminin at the same time. Red silk and white crèpe de chine… very noble fabric choice and it was worth it.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 05.22 AMby candicej

    CUTE! Nice, young and fresh.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 03.52 AMby wzrdreams

    I like this very much. The original Gail is lovely, but that guipure inset had me a bit unsure. It’s great to see this pattern with different fabrics and on a different model.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 02.03 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    That colour is hot on Alden, nice! The change in fabrics and bright colour makes this look like a whole new dress! I wasn’t too keen on the original, a bit matronly for me, this one is very sporty. (cute shoes too xx)

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    Jul 6, 2010, 01.41 AMby sarsaparilla

    I really like it! This makes me want to try the Gail pattern :)

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    Jul 6, 2010, 12.08 AMby Nessa *

    This is a lovely every-day-dress version of the original. I love the orange/white colour scheme too.

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    Jul 5, 2010, 11.53 PMby sewenggirl88

    I agree, I think this version is much more fun and versatile than the original

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    Jul 5, 2010, 10.30 PMby nutmeg1

    Cute variation

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    Jul 5, 2010, 10.08 PMby lala86

    well, I like this version better.

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