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Magnified Dot Shift Dress

Added Mar 5, 2014

by bernieandi

Sydney, Australia






I am madly in love with 60s shift dresses at the moment so I had to try Burda 7056 (from burda style’s paper pattern line).

What I like about the pattern: It’s roomy without being unflattering, I love the gentle A-line silhouette and I also really like the unusual way the armholes are cut (even if it does mean wearing a special bra to hide your straps).

I did have to lower the neckline because it was originally so high that it was a little uncomfortable.

More project images and details on my blog!

Material Notes

Discounted stretch sateen (from Spotlight), Invisible zip, Gtermann polyeter thread, Iron on interfacing (for facings)




Garment Type


Burda 7056

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    Mar 8, 2014, 02.14 AMby chillwear

    Love the pattern, the dress looks great on you! How much did you take off the high neckline? I’m making this pattern right now.

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    Mar 6, 2014, 10.22 AMby pambox

    Looks like this could be from a 1960s fashion magazine

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    Mar 5, 2014, 04.05 PMby liliv-1

    How cute! The fabric is so lovely!

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    Mar 5, 2014, 03.21 PMby uliorda

    Love this dress! Good job.

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    Mar 5, 2014, 03.20 PMby uliorda

    Love this dress! Good job.

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    Mar 5, 2014, 03.05 PMby Mary Athey

    The 60’s style shift dress (jiffy i think they called them?) suits you so well. You look lovely and again your fabric is spot on!! I had to add that lol x

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    Mar 5, 2014, 02.06 PMby Jelena Mitic

    I like this one very much. And the decor behind you fits perfectly into the whole picture :)

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    Mar 5, 2014, 11.00 AMby cris orange

    so lovely :-)

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