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Kiki Feather Print Dress

Added Jan 25, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






The Kiki dress is perfect for making a chic fashion statement: the curved front and back scoop neck is soft & elegant while a bounty of center back buttons lend this dress a lovely vintage feel. The Kiki dress comes with 3 sleeve variations included in this pattern, the thumbnails are on the pattern page, which are perfectly fit for multiple occasions!

Variation A, pictured above, was made from a peacock feather print silk charmeuse & chiffon combination.

Material Notes

2 – 2 1/4 yards medium – lightweight cotton or silk blends. 20cm zipper, 90cm x 15cm interfacing, 11 small buttons




Garment Type
Bohemian, Evening Wear
Chiffon, Silk

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    Jun 13, 2011, 08.25 PMby LimeSoda

    This variation in this fabric choice renders this dress extraordinary. I absolutely will be making this. And yes, the pics are lovely as well!

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    Feb 27, 2010, 03.52 AMby thedrells

    Just a question about this. Is it the dress in the feather print and a seperate underdress as well If so, how much material should I get for the underdress?



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    Jan 28, 2010, 10.20 PMby racheln

    I think the fabric is beautiful – is there anywhere I can find out where to get hold of this fabric? I’m new to this website, so wondered if for each project published the sources of the fabrics used are given? Thanks.

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      Feb 1, 2010, 05.19 PMby burdastyle

      Hi Rachel! I found the fabric at B&J fabrics in Manhattan, New York. You can definitely Shop Online via their website. The fabrics pictured above are a silk charmeuse & chiffon combo- perfect for combining a sleeve & dress with. Good luck!

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      Feb 4, 2010, 08.28 PMby racheln

      Thanks Alison, I contacted B&J fabrics, and they don’t appear to have this fabric anymore – what a shame!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 05.04 PMby threadsquare

    Love this! Thanks for breaking down the fabric ratio (bodice & skirt) :) I like the chiffon/charmeuse combo in the same print. Having trouble sourcing some, but it looks great.

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      Feb 1, 2010, 05.20 PMby burdastyle

      As per the answer I gave above: I found the fabric at B&J fabrics in Manhattan, New York. You can definitely Shop Online via their website. The fabrics pictured above are a silk charmeuse & chiffon combo- perfect for combining a sleeve & dress with. Good luck!

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    Jan 27, 2010, 11.29 AMby carolinam

    Love the fabric! It is perfect for this dress, love the sleeves… if i had the chance to put this dress on now i wold wear it today.

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    Jan 27, 2010, 08.26 AMby littlemisssewandsew

    I am unable to download the instructions could you please fix the link if broken or explain how to download them, are they with the pattern download?

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    Jan 26, 2010, 02.46 PMby wzrdreams

    Hey Burdastyle! I would like/need a more specific fabric quantity break down. All versions of this dress use 2 different fabrics so “2-2 1/4 yards” is not very accurate. I suppose I could just buy LOTS of fabric, but I do have a budget and Mood isn’t cheap. So…. how many yarns for the bodice and how many yards for the skirt?

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      Jan 26, 2010, 03.45 PMby alisondahl

      1 yard for the top and 1 1/4 for the skirt.

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    Jan 26, 2010, 06.44 AMby savirly

    Lovely ! I like the colour and the sexy back .

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    Jan 26, 2010, 04.01 AMby sew4my3

    What a difference fabric makes! I thought I didn’t care much for this pattern till seeing this wonderful variation. I really love this!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 11.19 PMby Vivat Veritas

    love the dress, especially the button detail in the back! i know this is unrelated, but i really like the cut out pumps in the last pic…do you know where it’s from?

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    Jan 25, 2010, 10.06 PMby kkhb

    Does this curved waistline tend to accentuate or hide a bit of a belly?

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      Jan 25, 2010, 10.17 PMby alisondahl

      The waistline hits up high at the natural waist, which tends on average to be our most narrow measurement. Depending upon how much ease you like (I’d like to be able to grab 1/2" on either side of the skirt), I think this look helps to conceal a little tummy…

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      Jan 26, 2010, 11.52 PMby alldressedinstripes

      Not sure about a belly, but the curves pull the eye downward toward the sides, which is not typically a shape that’s flattering to a full bust.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 08.42 PMby indil

    Although I reall y love this pattern I’m not entirely sure about the fabric.. but probably it’s just a matter of personal taste.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 06.57 PMby green cat

    wanderful fabric & . . . all dress

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    Jan 25, 2010, 06.26 PMby irmchen

    I like this version of ‘Kiki’! May be it is the sleeve form which makes it perfect to me, or the fabric, or only the fabric colour?? Don’t know what it is exactly, but the dress looks beautiful.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 05.51 PMby cottonsilk

    Soooo neat!!!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 04.50 PMby wzrdreams

    I love this sleeve version.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 04.33 PMby skwarynia

    I like it, it’s very elegant and the feather print look so shic but I don’t get how it differs from the first yellow version? I thought that this week Burda will upload sth totally new, but this is only a variation, and I don’t se any differences between the first. Anyway, I really like it:) And I don’t want to upset anybody

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      Jan 25, 2010, 04.42 PMby burdastyle

      The variation is in the sleeve at the shoulder & cuff: Variation A (above) bells out more and requires more fabric for more fullness, which creates a more dramatic effect.

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      Jan 26, 2010, 12.16 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I took me a while to notice the difference in the sleeves as well, this is nice and flowy but personally I’d love a two tone version, I can see this fabric on top with contrast solid (maybe purple) on the bottom or vice versa :) What I realy want to know is the fabric split for “skirt” vs “top” which I asked previously in my comment on the Black & White Kiki

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      Jan 26, 2010, 10.12 AMby skwarynia

      Oh yes, sorry I didn’t notice:) all the time I was looking at this beautiful print!:) Anyway it looks lovely, and the pics are great too:)

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