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Added Nov 20, 2008

By burdastyle

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Gail is a more fitted version of the original Malissa pattern, however, you do not need the Malissa pattern to create the Gail.
For the glitzy set in we used a Guipure, but you can be as creative as you want here. Instead of Guipure just use any kind of lace or sheer material. Also, instead of making a full inset, you can add a wide trim to the neckline of the dress. We even thought about just adding a trim of feathers around the neckline and leaving it wide open over the shoulders.
In any event, there is lots of room to add your own party glitz to this version. We are so curious here, so please make sure to share your ideas and final creations!

Material Notes

silk charmeuse, guipure



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Silk


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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.04 PMby onefishtwofish101

    did anyone else have trouble printing the pattern? i bought it and printed the instructions, but the pattern just prints on one sheet of paper. any wise words?

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      Sep 11, 2009, 10.18 PMby orange-blossom

      I’ve just had the same problem!!!

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      Jul 6, 2010, 02.34 AMby semacnair

      Hello; this might be a bit late, but you can print a large sheet by selecting the tile pages box when you print the pdf. Hope this helps.

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    Nov 24, 2008, 02.10 PMby enero

    This is gorgeous!

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    Nov 24, 2008, 02.55 AMby carottesauvage

    Very inspiring, crocheted or knitted implements here we go!!!!!

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    Nov 23, 2008, 10.47 PMby loren-rat

    Spectacular. So old style fabulous. Another absolutely beautiful model

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    Nov 23, 2008, 01.35 PMby maychan99

    I love the Hat accessory that she’s wearing, what do you call that? Are there any step by step pictures, it is absolutely gorgeous !!!

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    Nov 21, 2008, 10.16 AMby the-gilded-bee

    I am loving these malissa variations. I really didn’t like the original pattern, but these creations have shown me what a little creativity can do. I had the same initial reaction to the anda pattern, until I tried it in a mini challenge, now it is one of my favorite patterns. Keep up the good work, these are great dresses.

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    Nov 21, 2008, 09.30 AMby benedikta

    Hey Everybody, the pattern is up! Click on buy pattern pdf right underneath the creation. Much fun!

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    Nov 21, 2008, 05.53 AMby bola

    oooooh nice – another one to put on my to do list!

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    Nov 21, 2008, 03.25 AMby lybu

    absolutely beautiful

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    Nov 21, 2008, 02.54 AMby wasklywabbit

    You can’t tease us with such a fantastic dress and not tell us how you made it…. bring on the pattern…. PLEASE! My dream Christmas dress.

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    Nov 21, 2008, 02.05 AMby christine-1

    wow, this is lovely, I especially like the buttons on the back of the inset! A how-to for it would be great….

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    Nov 21, 2008, 01.48 AMby justmica

    Awesome… So simple and charming!! It’s adorable!!!

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    Nov 21, 2008, 12.12 AMby ghainskom

    Somehow it looks like a mix of Anda and Malissa. Not unappealing at all, not at all. I like the fascinator as well.

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    Nov 20, 2008, 09.08 PMby erdronen

    I LOVE this version of Malissa! The set-in is beautiful! So creative :)

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    Nov 20, 2008, 08.42 PMby lunatepetal

    a perfect holiday or any special occasion dress!

    numbers of possibilities for the neck line!!

    hmmmmmm, fun!!!!!!!

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    Nov 20, 2008, 06.28 PMby nehmah

    It is a lovely frock. I can’t find the pattern; is it a How-to project? Nehmah

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    Nov 20, 2008, 05.47 PMby rubberduckie

    This dress is so beautiful! A pattern would be more than lovely. :)

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    Nov 20, 2008, 05.09 PMby ktuck79

    I love love love this dress!!! I wish I could even dream of making this. It is SO pretty!

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    Nov 20, 2008, 04.41 PMby kjbunny1

    I am in love with this dress and wonder will it become a pattern for Burdastyle members to download???? Please tell me it will. ( I have already drooled over it and have pictured many fabrics made up in this dress)

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