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Circle Skirt Dress with Piping + Retro Flare

Added Jul 25, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Have any of you noticed the pin-up worthy retro-inspired work of BurdaStyle member BlancheOfArts? If you haven’t yet— you’re in for a treat, as she has kindly shared her latest creation with us! Made from vintage cotton viscose. All edges are finished with navy bias tape; straps, pockets and hem completed with navy piping.

BlancheOfArts used the bodice of this dress and fused it together with a fun circle skirt for the bottom, instead of the pattern’s original gathered rectangle skirt. Be sure to download the free circle skirt pattern to view the tutorial to make your own. Note: The instructions for the circle skirt tutorial are not included in the project’s “instructions” download but the “pattern” download.

Material Notes

Self: 2 meters cotton viscose (2 1/2 yards); 2 meters (2 1/2 yards) dark blue piping, 2 meters (2 1/2 yards bias tape); 2 buttons.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Punk, Rock, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Sep 3, 2011, 10.29 PMby corsets4me

    I absolutely LOVE this dress! Fabulous. I think I will have to copy it!!!! Great job, keep up the good work :)

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    Aug 1, 2011, 06.48 AMby Herry Smart

    oh really its loooking very koooollllllllll

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    Jul 31, 2011, 02.08 PMby mancuniansophie

    stunning dress!

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    Jul 30, 2011, 07.17 PMby mje2009

    Tres Mignon!!! So so cute! Thank you!

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    Jul 30, 2011, 04.50 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very nice! I need to make more interesting stuff like this.

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    Jul 28, 2011, 10.18 AMby LanaLamour

    Great!!! Thanx for sharing!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 09.41 AMby crafty-cc

    Love it :) I am definatly going to attempt this!!

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      Jul 27, 2011, 10.39 PMby BlancheOfArts

      I’m glad you like it! Please let me now if you need some further instructions and, of course, your final result! :))

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.26 AMby tirowalli

    You did a wonderful job!!!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 05.58 AMby kraftykatina

    Oh I LOVE this! I wish I was a better seamstress.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 03.35 AMby cheveuxrouge

    The dress is adorable… great fit, fantastic craftsmanship!! And I must know… what brand are your shoes? SO CUTE.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 10.25 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you for your lovely compliments. :)
      These are Clark’s shoes, they are so comfortable, like slippers and they go with every outfit! :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.57 AMby LéonaDy

    I love the look of circle skirts, so flattering, feminine and classic. Especially love the fabric for this one because it makes it so original. However, it makes me sad because I can’t have a circle skirt of my own since it’s so windy where I am (even during summer) that it creates marilyn monroe type situations.. a lot. I’ve just stopped wearing the one I made, so keep that in mind everyone! Climate matters.. sadly.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 10.26 PMby lila-1

    the back is SO lovely! what an inspiration :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.40 PMby schmarebear

    This is so adorable! I love your color choice! I need to go make another dress now!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.20 PMby katensew

    I too adore 50’s retro and I have just cut out a bodice with a different skirt – this time a rectangle as I have a border print fabric. I adore the use of the blue piping – a lot of work !

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      Jul 26, 2011, 10.29 PMby BlancheOfArts

      I’ve been using a lot of piping lately. It brights up the whole garment but it does take a lot of time. :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.38 AMby suzetewilliams

    Sexy & chic!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 07.20 AMby baka-pepica

    great! prekrasna je! tako retro, odmah bi ju napravila!!! al nazalost idem na odmor pa nema sivanja 3 tjedna, ali zato cu od moje bake koja ima sve burde izvadit si krojeva i krojeva :D al predobro si to napravila!!!

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      Jul 26, 2011, 09.59 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Hvala! I ja sam na odmoru kod svojihu Splitu, mislila sam bez mašine, ali je na kraju ipak stigla sa mnom. Tako svaki odmor, hehe. Joooj, šta bi dala za te stare Burde, na netu ako ih i uspiješ pronać, prodaju se za suvo zlato. :(

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    Jul 25, 2011, 09.59 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Thank you for featuring me, I hope Burdastyle members will like my creation. :)

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    Jul 25, 2011, 07.42 PMby hanlight

    I love this!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 07.32 PMby mlichtenwalner

    This is lovely!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 05.09 PMby danii97

    So cute!! :) love it!

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