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Cotton wrap dress

Added Aug 31, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






For the idea of this dress, I combined a dress from a 1950’s picture with a dress posted on Burdastyle (by member Satomi, I believe, please correct me if I’m wrong). I made my own pattern: wrap dress with large lapel collar, kimono sleeves and full circle skirt. I’m quite happy with it.

Material Notes

black cotton




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    Feb 28, 2011, 06.29 AMby lauriana

    Thank you for the new comments on this dress. The reason why I post so few patterns is just the work involved. I draft my patterns the old-fashioned way: pencil and paper, and based on my personal sloper. In order to make a version of that pattern to upload, I have to partially re-draft it for what comes closer to Burda’s regular sizing, grade it for other sizes, divide the paper pattern into pieces small enough to feed to the scanner, number the pieces and make connection points on them, cut them, scan those pieces one by one, import them into some program which will make it all one file and then hope it will upload to Burdastyle properly. And that’s before I even start on writing instructions, for which I still have to figure out the requirements on this incarnation of Burdastyle. And writing inscructions is hard.

    However, if I am to post another pattern, this one tops the list, especially considering these comments. Just to be sure, let me know what Burdastyle size you are (so I can make sure to include that) and whether you know how to construct a notched collar (it would cut the work load if I don’t have to make detailed instructions straight away…)

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    Feb 28, 2011, 12.25 AMby karolinekiederer

    Lauriana, i love this dress so much. Years ago I found a dress like this in a small shop in Berlin and didn’t buy it. I still regret it! .. Oh, i would die for the pattern.. is there any way to get it from you?

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    Sep 21, 2010, 04.21 PMby aluckmann

    This dress is beautiful. You have great tailoring in a lot of your work, and the fact that your make so many of your own patterns is wonderful. Is there anyway that you will be posting a pattern to this dress? (I know you made it about two years ago, but maybe . . .)

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    Jun 13, 2010, 07.47 AMby marvage

    Amazing dress. Thanks for the inspiration. This is just gorgeous.

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    Apr 25, 2010, 03.45 PMby flowergirl22

    what a geat dress, all i want in a showstopper

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    Apr 27, 2009, 10.55 AMby ink

    Oh my god this dress is gorgeous!

    WHY on earth are you not posting the pattern!

    My dream dress! (Take pity on those less talented.)

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    Mar 10, 2009, 04.21 AMby shopoholic

    I love this dress!! Please, please post the pattern.

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    Jan 6, 2009, 01.18 PMby vainilla

    This dress is just amazing, WONDERFUL, i always wanted a dress like this, please give us the pattern! Beautiful…

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    Nov 13, 2008, 12.05 PMby sugartime

    This is truly amazing, very feminine and chic!

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    Nov 8, 2008, 08.05 AMby emrichkh

    This is GORGEOUS! I love refine classic pieces like this. If you ever decide to post the pattern please let me know! Wonderful job!

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    Sep 15, 2008, 06.16 AMby lybu


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    Sep 8, 2008, 10.59 AMby dina17

    echt super gaaf!

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    Sep 1, 2008, 11.40 AMby karencilla

    it’s so chic! this is definitely a must in every girl’s closet! It looks like Diane Von Furnstenberg’s classic wrap dress.

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    Sep 1, 2008, 06.25 AMby carlatv

    Very Audrey Hepburn… Beautiful dress, again :)

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    Sep 1, 2008, 05.17 AMby miss-g

    Its a beautiful dress. I think I want one too.

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    Sep 1, 2008, 01.23 AMby emilykate

    I’d love a dress like this!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 10.53 PMby senasews

    Beautiful dress. I love it!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 04.50 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Very, very nice

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    Aug 31, 2008, 02.51 PMby corduroysarcasm

    i really love this…great work…i can’t believe you made up the pattern…that’s awesome!!!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 01.57 PMby fashion1

    very chic! Like this style!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 12.11 PMby dvira

    Beautiful! Where is the pattern?

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    Aug 31, 2008, 11.47 AMby polychromatin

    Looks great! Very classy :)

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    Aug 31, 2008, 10.29 AMby junisbabe

    I love it!! It looks gorgeous!!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 10.17 AMby camilaustral

    really nice

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