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Contour Bust Dress and tute

Added Aug 13, 2009

by miasu

Lawrenceville, G...






In this project, you will learn how to use my contour bust pattern I have created just for you! Unfortunately, my pattern/photoshop skills are rudimentary, so the only size is about a 2-6 in US women’s dress sizes and 36-38 in Burda sizes. This may seem like a large range, and it is, but I have made this dress several times and this dress should fit in the bust area all these sizes.

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Material Notes

You will need:
At least 1.5 yards of fabric
Something to trim the top (bias tape, piping, elastic…)
At least a 9-inch zipper




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Preppy, Rock, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Other, Satin

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    Nov 13, 2009, 01.18 AMby Brooke Dillon

    I love this! It’s going to be my next design to attempt. Easy pattern to follow too, my only issue is going to be the gathering I think… thank you :)

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    Oct 31, 2009, 09.01 AMby gretadora

    thank you sooo much for this tutorial!I made one and it was a success!THANKYOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    Oct 10, 2009, 01.37 AMby lucia treviño

    Hi i loved this project ! the fist is lovely, so i tried to download it and I can´t ! im sad and frustraded i wonder if you coud tell me something for help

    thanks and keep going awsome :*

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    Sep 25, 2009, 08.27 PMby luxuryelite

    i love this dress, I am going to try and make one this weekend!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 03.01 PMby belbee

    this is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Sep 1, 2009, 11.31 AMby davee09

    i love the dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhh i wanna make one now!!!

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    Aug 29, 2009, 04.20 AMby hannahjunee

    there is no pattern in your instructions. where can i find it?

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      Sep 30, 2009, 02.48 AMby anansi87

      When you click “Get It” the web page will then be directed to an overview of your “Purchase history” which you can also by going to your account. Then to the right of the picture of this project/pattern you will see different options for printing the pattern itself.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 01.04 AMby Poppy Kumo

    I absolutely love it♥

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    Aug 24, 2009, 11.19 PMby asabaijan

    It’s WONDERFUL! just the pattern I’ve been looking for!!!

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    Aug 21, 2009, 04.19 AMby musicalobsessed

    omg awesome pattern! i have a plaid i’ve been waiting to use and this is perfect for it! can’t wait to make it!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 02.11 PMby kezi

    Love the dress, Ive just finished making it and have already seeked out more fabric for more variations! Thankyou!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 08.52 AMby bluebean

    Super cute. Thank you.

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    Aug 16, 2009, 06.32 AMby hannnc

    Thanks for all the pics of the variations, and for the pattern! YAY :) lovely dress, one day would love to make it !

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    Aug 14, 2009, 05.58 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Very Pretty! Thanks for the pattern! I’m going to make one of this myself.

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    Aug 13, 2009, 04.53 PMby lala86

    :O thanks then, I didn’t know the dot ment something before the number. Ok then, that would be 1,27 cm. of seam allowance! Now I understand!! hehe

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    Aug 13, 2009, 01.46 PMby miasu

    Oh dag yo, I’m really sorry about that! It IS 34, 36, and 38…

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    Aug 13, 2009, 12.20 PMby lala86

    I’t a great job and thanks for the pattern! The instructions seem very clear as well. Then I have the same question IchiGoGirl asked about sizing but also you say that all seam allowances are included and are .5 inches?? 5 inches are like 12,7 cm I believe.. is that correct? isn’t it like a lot of seam allowance? since burda patterns include 1,5 cm of SA.

    Thanks for shearing!

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      Aug 13, 2009, 01.51 PMby miasu

      .5 inches is half an inch. So, 0,5 inches. That is about 1,27 cm.

      I agree, 5 inches would be a ridiculous amount of allowance ;)

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    Aug 13, 2009, 10.49 AMby staticstasy

    wait- does the fabric have to be stretchy? thanks again!

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      Aug 13, 2009, 01.52 PMby miasu

      nope, it would actually be best if it wasn’t due to the fitted nature of the bust.

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    Aug 13, 2009, 10.44 AMby staticstasy

    Really pretty – thanks for the pattern!

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    Aug 13, 2009, 10.44 AMby staticstasy

    Really pretty – thanks for the pattern!

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    Aug 13, 2009, 10.03 AMby blythee

    oh, this is just beautiful!

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    Aug 13, 2009, 09.19 AMby imnotyrbabe

    i love the last one ..that pink – plaid…so cute ^ good work ^

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    Aug 13, 2009, 08.21 AMby ichigogirl

    It must be that it should be Burda size 36-38. But then, a US 2 and a US 6 are quite different in size…? Very cute dress, thanks for adding the pattern! I especially like the plaid version. Oh, and a technical drawing would be super….!

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