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Added Apr 7, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






A fabulously easy dress that is a great basic with some nice design details and a beautiful neckline. The easy design allows easy design and fitting adaptations. Try to replace the front and back tuck with a princess seam if you would like a more fitted look and eliminate the pockets for a less sporty and more simplistic and sleek version.

Material Notes

printed satin, charmeuse, interfacing, hook and eye




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod


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    Jun 17, 2008, 05.10 AMby battyish

    It kinda reminds me of the danielle dress minus the sleeves! I still love it though, and the fabric is gorgeous!!

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    May 28, 2008, 11.46 AMby sewvain

    i love, love, love, love, LOVE this!

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    May 16, 2008, 08.50 PMby starrgirl

    I will definately make this dress! although thinking about it I may put the zipper in the back, and expose it. Ive noticed a lot of designers are doing that.

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    May 14, 2008, 09.32 PMby ansusinha1

    I am obsessed with the fabric you used! tell me tell me tell me where it’s from!!

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    Apr 24, 2008, 01.46 AMby jendockter

    I love the new photo style because it shows how the garment moves on a person. There are close-ups of important details that we wouldn’t otherwise see, and well if a technical diagram of it is needed, that’s on the pattern’s page. Also, to note, it is obvious to me (as someone who uses the software daily) that these photos aren’t really photoshopped or touched up that much at all because well, if someone was going to go through the trouble of airbrushing, they would have made the model’s armpits a lot prettier than they are!

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    Apr 21, 2008, 04.56 PMby yoshimi

    Yes, this is a great dress! It’s simple but beautiful. Well, I agree with Lilo regarding the new photo style, I love the recent pictures very much at the same time though. It would be helpful to see at least one picture with which we can see how the garments actually look by themselves on the models . Technical drawings help a lot, but I think one more hint would be great.

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    Apr 17, 2008, 06.53 AMby lilo

    The dress is lovely!

    Opposite to everybody else I’m not so fond of the new photo style: as photos they are great, but there is no ONE pic that shows how the dress actually looks like; or turn it around – any dress (even an ugly one) will look good when flashed up this way. I want to see good craftmanship, skilled photoshopping can’t replace that.

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    Apr 16, 2008, 04.23 AMby hank

    I’m very nearly finished my attempt at this gorgeous creation, I just decided to look at the photos again and realised that my pleats on the bodice are turned the wrong way!!! Aghhhhh, It’s still very pretty, I’ll post a photo upon completion.

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    Apr 15, 2008, 07.32 AMby sallyosborn

    I love this! I’m going to make it tonight out of a light pink/salmon silk for the evening! Loving the shoot style and model.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 01.32 PMby sunnilj9

    This is such a great dress! I love love love this! The style is simple, but chic. And I love this fabric choice. Thank you burdastyle.

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    Apr 8, 2008, 12.33 PMby nuiwida23

    I’m so excited! This dress is stunning, and I can’t wait to make it! It looks so retro, which I love! I can’t believe I’ve let myself pile up all of these projects….hey, there are worse things!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 10.58 AMby staticstasy

    Nice dress….. but i don’t know if i would do the whole printing out and gluing together thing for something so simple.. anyway!

    Great pictures lately!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 03.42 AMby clairelovestosew

    Oh Burdastyle, why you gotta play me like this? I wanna rush out now and buy new fabric for this amazing dress!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 06.03 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i LOVE these fabrics together and pockets make me drool with happiness… i also agree, the models & colors you’re using are so unique, love it!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 04.11 PMby emilykate

    I’m loving that this has cap sleeves- it’ll be quick to make, set-in sleeves are ALWAYS the hard part for me with shirts/dresses! What’s also really cool is that there’s less fabric needed- a dress with sleeves usually needs close to like 3m of fabric!! This would be a nice work dress, I can see it looking really smart with a shirt underneath! What’s also really cool is that there’s less fabric needed. BTW I’m loving these last few colourful photoshoots too! As for charging for the odd pattern- after having created and uploaded only ONE pattern myself, that consisted of only three pattern pieces, and took me a whole weekend, I can certainly appreciate the huge amount of work that you BurdaGirls put into creating your professional patterns. I am credit-cardless so sadly won’t be able to partake but I hope they are success and allow you to continue to run the site! E.T.A. I just read in the forum that paypal is an option for paying for patterns too!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 03.12 PMby kbang

    SQUEE!!! This is so perfect, I am without words

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    Apr 7, 2008, 02.54 PMby kallers

    Love it! It would look great in a retro polka-dot… Man, when am I going to catch up with all these great patterns coming up?!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 02.17 PMby squirrellypoo

    ooh I love it! Such a quick and pretty summer dress. I can really see this one as a casual, every day dress or a superluxe cocktail dress depending on the fabric. And I’m such a sucker for pockets and cool necklines!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 02.02 PMby polychromatin

    Very very very nice dress :) I like it a lot! And gorgeous model! I like the “new fotoshoots”! :)

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