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Cute collared dress for my sister

Added May 21, 2011

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






I sewed my very own Cute collared dress (from burda #7494) back in February 2011 and my sister wanted me to sew one for her too. My brief: bright, summery, large floral print. Well here it is (and I even convinced her to model it!)

Again, I substituted the dress zipper with an invisible zipper and decreased the amount of pouf generated by the skirt back pleats. I added belt hooks at the side seams to fit a vintage belt. The skirt is lined as per pattern instructions. I didn’t make the jacket included in the pattern.

Material Notes

Dress : Japan Lawn Artist Poppy, red 110cm ($11.95/metre from Spotlight); Collar: Top Pop Poplin, white 112cm ($3.99/metre from Spotlight); Interfacing; 60 cm invisible zipper, white; Pattern notes also suggest silk, taffeta, crepe (dress) and organza (collar)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic


burdastyle paper pattern

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    Jul 8, 2012, 11.04 AMby leokadia

    Wunderschön und eine tolle Arbeit! Sehr adrett und hübsch … viele Grüße

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    Dec 4, 2011, 11.43 PMby kerryo

    I am trying to sew this dress and having trouble with the instructions. You have done a wonderful job with yours and wondering if you can help me with the arm bias strip instructions? The instructions say " baste bias strips to armhole edges, right sides facing – open edges lie on allowances"

    Does this mean that the raw edges of the bias strip lie on the 1cm seam allowance line on the bodice?

    The next step is to “stitch bias strips in place, 1cm from the edge” – which is confusing if i put the edge of the bias strip on the seam allowance line, because i have two edges.

    gosh am i making sense? haha

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      Dec 5, 2011, 12.41 AMby kerryo

      It’s ok Cynthia, i just gave it a go and it turned out! i was just sweating there for a minute!

      I hope my dress comes out as well finished as yours. :D

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      Dec 5, 2011, 10.56 AMby cynthia-1

      Sorry for my slow reply but I see that you’ve figured it out anyway :) Well done.

      Can’t wait to see your creation!
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    May 24, 2011, 11.59 PMby pumpkinpatches

    very very cute, the collar adds an excellent touch!

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    May 22, 2011, 07.44 PMby aluckmann

    This is just gorgeous and the fabric was the perfect choice. Your sister is one lucky gal!

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      May 23, 2011, 01.05 PMby cynthia-1

      Thanks everyone for all your positive comments!

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    May 22, 2011, 05.37 PMby Irina Schwab

    Nice job, Cynthia! Can I ask please what size you used? You sister loks a petite size, did you have to adjust? I have this problem with most of the patterns, the finished product looks a bit too big!

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      May 23, 2011, 12.58 PMby cynthia-1

      Hi Irina,

      Thanks for your encouraging comments.

      I cut the Australian size 8 which is roughly European size 34 or US size 2.

      Burdastyle patterns are designed for height 168cm, so i had to shorten both bodice and skirt pieces. I usually make a toile and adjust as required. I also compared her measurements to the size chart included in the paper pattern. Website size chart can also be found at the bottom of Burdastyle pages under ‘Website Help’

      Hope this helps – Cynthia

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    May 22, 2011, 11.25 AMby tirrs

    It’s very cute. I think your sister is very happy with this.

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    May 22, 2011, 07.52 AMby BrigetteForbes

    Absolutely beautiful!!

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    May 22, 2011, 07.52 AMby janene

    Absolutely gorgeous :-)

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    May 22, 2011, 06.04 AMby missycas17

    So cute, and fits perfect.

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    May 22, 2011, 01.08 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Just divine! A perfect little dress!

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    May 21, 2011, 06.00 PMby Kasiorist

    fabullous dress, colours are gorgeous

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    May 21, 2011, 03.42 PMby Lauaaa Night

    Really really good….Maybe my next project!

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    May 21, 2011, 01.50 PMby mokosha

    such a pretty dress .. love everything about it shape, print and lovely collar

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    May 21, 2011, 01.42 PMby erica-penton

    This is fantastic!

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    May 21, 2011, 01.30 PMby kazoir

    I LUFF IT!!

    ps. is that mum’s giant thigh in one of the photos?

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      May 23, 2011, 01.00 PMby cynthia-1

      Thanks for pointing that out to the whole world – good one sis!

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    May 21, 2011, 01.23 PMby Douli Bee

    I love it! Great fabric!

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