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Miss V's Red Dress

Added Dec 23, 2010

by mezzocouture

Toronto, Canada






I made up this dress for a friend from Burda 11-2010-119 for some wedding receptions she was going to attend this December. She is petite, so I thought the empire waist with the bow would add some pizzazz to her small frame. My DD1 is modeling in the pictures. I made changes to the pattern: I put a centre back zipper in as it was almost impossible to get this dress off with the side zip Burda recommended; I fully lined the dress, as it’s made of wool challis – you can see the fabric detail here. I also and I changed how the tie was attached to the dress.

Pattern: BurdaStyle magazine 11-2010-119.

You can read all the details of the construction of the dress at my blog

Material Notes

Cranberry red wool challis and rayon bemberg lining.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Rayon, Wool

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    Dec 24, 2010, 11.31 AMby judabra

    The dress is lovely!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.33 PMby littlewren

    this is so lovely! what a great cut and neckline… and that BOW! bows sometimes look unbearably like the 80’s pastel jean skirt I had in elementary school… but this is totally classy! LOVE it! I’m inspired! did you use a pattern? you said burda recommended a side zip??? where can I get this pattern… your version is as crisp as a sip of cranberry juice!

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      Jan 9, 2011, 12.35 AMby mezzocouture

      Hi, littlewren.. sorry it’s taken me forever to reply. The pattern was in BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2010-119. I guess I should mention that in the description!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.22 AMby analogue

    Very elegant :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.38 AMby freakusbzzz


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