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Added Jul 21, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This dress comes from our very own and very talented MilasFashion The was part of BurdaStyle’s Open Call for Designers back in late November. MilasFashion’s design certainly fit the bill for the summer in the city theme. Congrats MilasFashion!

Material Notes

cotton, silk charmeuse




Garment Type
Casual, Mod
Cotton, Silk


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    Nov 16, 2016, 05.06 AMby MeganBarahona

    i love this dress…….

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    Oct 1, 2015, 06.27 AMby carlsmith

    looks are so greate.

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    Sep 30, 2015, 10.13 AMby mayshawn

    very nice.

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    Sep 29, 2015, 06.55 AMby FrancesAnchondo

    this simple but good.

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    Jan 28, 2013, 06.38 AMby Sandra Julian

    I have just finished making this dress. I agree with an earlier post that the sizing is quite weird – I had to make quite a few adjustments to get a final fit, but as a result the darts in the top and under top don’t match which doesn’t give the best look on the breast area. The inner top is really, really low cut so I have ended up placing a hook & eye quite high up the outer top and clipping the shoulder seams to raise the top fit. I didn’t put pockets into the dress because I really don’t need any more bulk around that area.

    I am a 34 chest and a 38 hip so I cut a 34 pattern and widen the hip area, but ended up taking the extra allowance off the hips and after a few fittings probably reduced the chest to a size 30.

    As a previous comment, I would also not apply the bias binding around the arms until after a fitting, because I reduced the size by taking the the back seam and side seams the armholes needed adjusting accordingly.

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    Apr 10, 2012, 11.03 AMby barkcloth

    Mila may have won a prize, but the pattern has some faults. The pockets are half way your thighs and there is not enough space for breasts.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 01.31 AMby Mparecki

    I love, love, love this dress but can not download it please help

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      Jul 8, 2011, 03.26 AMby phishstyx

      I found a “back door”:
      – in the box headed, “Patterns for this project”, click on hyperlink: Mila #6023.
      – click on the “get it now” button below the image
      that button worked for me.
      hope this helps

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    Apr 2, 2011, 04.31 AMby Mparecki

    I am attempting to download this amazing patter but it does not seem to be working, any advice?

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    Feb 22, 2011, 10.34 PMby peaches2218

    I’ve made two of these and the right-hand bust dart (when you’re wearing it) doesn’t match the dart at the top of the skirt on either version, but the left-hand ones line up perfectly. Has anyone else had that problem?

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    Nov 23, 2010, 03.20 PMby treacle-toes

    Cute dress, cute model! Thanks for the pattern.

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    Nov 19, 2010, 04.30 AMby cantare

    This is such a hot dress, and the fabric you chose is oh-so great. No wonder it stands out among 1000s of dress projects!

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    Nov 19, 2010, 04.10 AMby supercalla

    Wow, that’s a really cool dress, and a super pretty model. I might have to make it!

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    Nov 18, 2010, 08.58 PMby corinneski

    Ooh la la!

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    Nov 18, 2010, 06.46 PMby stuffit-1

    this one looks really good, it makes me wanna try to scale it up to my size! ;)

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    Nov 18, 2010, 05.47 PMby kelepso

    Wow the dress and the model are equally beautiful. I’m flattered!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.15 PMby burdastyle

    I took a look at the pattern and instructions after reading the user comments. Indeed, the 5/8 seam allowance is included in the patten, so the instructions are consistent with the download. On each pattern piece, it clearly says that a 5/8 seam allowance is already included.

    As for how much fabric is necessary, it could be that people are using fabric that is not wide enough for the project. The instructions assume a width of 55 inches and assigns yardage based on that. If someone is using fabric that is 44 inches wide, for instance, he/she would need more yardage than what is indicated on the instruction sheet.

    I hope this helps!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 11.33 AMby peaches2218

    The sizing is weird! According to Burda’s size charts, I am a 38, but I always end up having to size down. For this dress, the pattern indicates that SA is NOT included, but the instructions say it includes a 5/8" SA. Which is right? I guessed that the notes on the pattern were right, but I didn’t have enough fabric to properly cut a 36 or 38 with SA, so I just cut a 38 with no allowance. Even still, I’m swimming in the dress through the waist and the back straps are a full inch too long. Also, this dress is REALLY (no, I mean REALLY) low cut on the inside panel. (My lowest-cut demi bra tries to peek over the top even when I make the adjustment to the back strap length so it sits where it should.)

    Recommendations: 1. Give yourself some extra fabric at the top of the inner bodice piece (the contrasting colour.) The outer piece is perfect. 2. DO NOT finish the neckline or the armscyes with your bias tape until the dress is finished minus the hooks and eyes. TRY IT ON before you do so. If not, you might end up in the dilemma I’m in about how to shorten those back straps without unpicking ALL the decorative stitching I used to secure the bias tape…on both the neck and arms. :::facepalm:::

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    Jun 7, 2010, 11.46 PMby mwelland

    Thanks to everyone who posted pics of their finished projects!!! I just downloaded this pattern and I can’t wait to get started!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 12.08 PMby tjcha

    wow! that sketch does not do this dress justice! glad I looked at the rating too. love it to pieces!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 10.12 PMby gurnseyn

    I just wondered if someone could tell me how much fabric you need for the different types of fabric? Like how much you would need for the white part and for the patterned material? As there seems to be only a total amount of fabric given? thanks :)

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.30 PMby terelu

    absolutely beautiful! i have to sew it . thanks!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 06.38 AMby smallshop

    LOVE IT!

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    Aug 19, 2009, 04.51 PMby annabilly

    I think the dress really super nice. I’m the cartridge to the print and ga him as soon as possible. I also think it is great that he is free! Thanks again!

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    May 3, 2009, 09.13 PMby arosebud83

    LOVE IT!!

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    Apr 15, 2009, 07.19 AMby mariesosew

    I love the dress and the model’s pictures are great. Can you tell me what is the brand of the glasses she is wearing?

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    Mar 24, 2009, 02.59 PMby misselectricocean

    I love this dress! Very reminescent of free people or anthropologie pieces.

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    Nov 21, 2008, 12.23 AMby minniemaew

    geezz the dress is super cute. I totally love it! and it suits you very well. thanks for the pattern.

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    Nov 8, 2008, 04.52 PMby arete999

    I love this dress and I’m going to make it very soon!

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    Oct 29, 2008, 10.45 PMby tonnygo

    Wow…cool.I love this top! i’d love to make this!

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    Aug 2, 2008, 08.28 PMby sewqueen2

    Mila, Love the look, the colors, the work, the photos. you are the bomb.. a fashion artist! I have not sewn for about 2 years you’ve given me incentive to challenge myself with this one. My daughter will love it! It’s Great!!! Thanks a bunch-Truly, SewQueen2

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