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Geometric maternity or hippie dress in navy and white Burda ...

Added Jul 28, 2013

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






I have made this dress following project 130 in Burda style magazine December 2012 issue, as a surprise for a colleague who is expecting.

The dress features elaborate, contrasting white piping on seams and edges.

It could be the perfect smart maternity dress or great office wear. The skirt section is widely flared, with inverted pleats. The sleeves feature elasticated wristbands.

I must admit the project is pretty challenging, and you had ego be prepared to make load soy white bias binding. I used the pre-prepared white satin tape, it was a lot easier like that.

I struggle with the instructions and read about the previous projects based on this pattern, however I could not find a lot. It seems that many Burda members have given up and cut corners or improved the style.

I did manager to follow the project through, however (although I cut it) I left out the front panel as it was covering too much.

Can’t wait to see your versions!

Material Notes

navy crepe – if I make tho project again I will use stretch fabric – especially if it is for smb expecting!!, white satin bias binding, zip, fusible vielene




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic
Blends, Linen, Polyester

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    Aug 18, 2013, 12.53 AMby Fantasywriter

    This is much prettier than the pattern example. I think I’ll put it on my list.

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    Jul 29, 2013, 08.06 AMby martinK

    great work!!!

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    Jul 28, 2013, 06.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Love it! Fabulous :)

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    Jul 28, 2013, 06.48 PMby Inga 888

    Wow, the dress you made looks fantastic! I made the simple version of this pattern without piping for a frend of mine too.

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      Jul 28, 2013, 08.31 PMby Irina Schwab

      I could not find it in your projects, perhaps you didn’t post it. I found the whole project quite tricky, however I was quite persistent in following the Burda pattern :-)

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    Jul 28, 2013, 04.45 PMby liliv-1

    I love to see this dress sewn! Perfect in navy, very inspiring, a real beauty!

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      Jul 28, 2013, 05.06 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you. Yes, I did see it in navy and white rather than black and white. It’s been a pain to be honest! Really, really tricky pattern, but it might be because of the slippery fabric I used. It I used linen, would have made it a lot easier!

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    Jul 28, 2013, 04.31 PMby Angie H

    very stylish. Great Job!

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