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Added Apr 20, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This simple yet elegant dressy dress is fitting for any evening event you attend or host. The guests will be charmed not only by your radiant personality, but also by your sparkling dress! Make it especially delectable by choosing a sheer fabric with sequins or lace and lining it in a luxurious silk charmeuse.

Material Notes

Chiffon with sequins over silk charmeuse




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Silk


Hair and Makeup

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    May 9, 2011, 03.09 PMby ananemone

    A pain to make, mostly because the instructions are for a slightly different dress – one with a bubble hem, and interfacing and boning, and a few extra mystery pieces that don’t appear in the pdf. One good picture of the inside of the bust made it doable, though, and it turned out to fit perfectly.

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    Nov 14, 2010, 10.59 PMby morganalaine

    It’s beautiful:) I love it

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    Nov 12, 2010, 05.33 PMby carottesauvage

    Interesting fabric! As if the whole dress was made bespoke for this model: it suits her hair, eyes and complexion perfectly

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    Nov 12, 2010, 01.03 PMby lnmrom

    Ooh.. this dress was unbelivable cute.

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    Nov 11, 2010, 08.49 PMby janul

    I don´t particularly like the technical drawing, but I like the dress in person. Although I assume anything would look good on this model…! :) Also, I love her necklace, but is the closure supposed to be in the front?

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    Oct 15, 2010, 02.57 AMby recharukua

    I just competed a floor length version of this dress. With the skirt on the straight grain, it’s not flattering on anyone larger than pixie sized, which, unfortunately, I am not. A belt solved that problem, though. I really enjoyed this pattern, though I’m certain someone with more sewing experience would have made it much better. Still, I think I’ll make a sun-dress version of this next year.

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    Dec 17, 2009, 03.50 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    that fabric is S.I.C.K.

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    Nov 11, 2009, 11.32 PMby Brooke Dillon

    This is gorgeous, I’m only a novice but I’m almost willing to attempt it… wow.

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    Feb 27, 2009, 01.20 PMby carolesam

    It’s sooo jane austen i love it. such pretty fabric.

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    Oct 20, 2008, 02.58 PMby yoko-1

    I really love this dress. It really is my style…wow..:o)

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    Aug 14, 2008, 04.27 PMby peacebypiececreations

    Adorable.. May make as a wedding gown… Hmmm… I love the layers

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    May 25, 2008, 12.05 PMby tillychaosfaerie

    lovely frock, will attempt it soon, but may add sleeves due to bingo wings ((0))

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    Apr 23, 2008, 08.34 AMby barbaraagatha

    love the combination of pale green of the dress and dashing red pearl necklace… I think I’ll try it…or better, ask my mum to try it :)

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    Feb 26, 2008, 11.09 AMby daisy-3

    i love the dress but i think i would shorten the length to the knee

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    Feb 11, 2008, 03.08 PMby benedikta

    The sweater is actually by a friend of ours, who let us use her clothing line for her shoot. Her line is called Spring and Clifton, you find her clothes online and in a couple of stores. Her current site is down right now, but you could just google her.

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    Feb 5, 2008, 09.44 PMby laurkute

    i like the dress, but i love the sweater. is there a pattern for it?

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    Feb 5, 2008, 08.07 PMby hennessymichelle

    That is what I was thinking. A cute cotton print would make an adorable summer outfit! I think you would have to gather lass fabric around the bodice though because it will not fall the same as the silk. You don’t want to puff out in the stomach area…that is just not flattering!

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    Jan 26, 2008, 02.55 PMby kaydell

    where is the pattern for the Cape/shrug? Couldn’t the dress be made for an evening after a day at the beach or the museum? Out of a CRISP material….no lining? Just remove the lining….use the IDEA….not the Exact Pattern, right? Isn’t that what Sewing for Yourself rather than BUYing is all about?

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    Dec 13, 2007, 02.44 PMby metricmetric

    This is absolutely amazing, though I don’t think I would attempt it with my lacking sewing skills right now. But someday, wow, if I had an occasion, I would make this dress.

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    Aug 25, 2007, 06.41 PMby fluffy-bunny-of-doom

    Wow. It’s so pretty. I’m not sure if I like the length, but I love the top part and the fabric you chose.

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