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My Blue Skies Dress

Added May 22, 2011

by BlancheOfArts

Zagreb, Croatia






When I saw this pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/springtime-frock the other day I went totally nuts and made this dress for my friends b-day party. It was a “whole week” job but it payed off. I´m very pleased with the result. I was a little afraid it won´t suit me because of my big,khm, back but it looks ok, doesn´t emphasize it at all. :)

Material Notes

cotton linen, invisible white zipper




Spring, Summer, Fall
Casual, Classic, Other, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jan 30, 2015, 07.13 PMby mmaldonado

    Beautiful color! I’m using this same pattern for my wedding dress :D

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    Aug 17, 2014, 07.28 AMby SassyT

    Is it alright for me to share your creations on SSB linking and letting you know when?https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Dec 3, 2012, 11.17 PMby carajess

    Gorgeous! It looks lovely on you :) I’m just tackling this pattern which I’m very excited about but as others have said the instructions are not so good. Did you have to put in a centre front seam or a seam anywhere in the front panel for the skirt? It said to buy fabric 140cm wide but the way it is it looks like I would need to have 160cm wide fabric for it to work? any help would be appreciated!

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      Dec 6, 2012, 09.36 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Hy! Skirt is made out of three parts. It has an insert in the center front. I worked with a 140 cm wide fabric. Hope it makes any sense to you. :)

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    Aug 13, 2012, 12.22 AMby hbar

    I love your version of this dress!! I’m making it right now and have the problem that the sleeves are veru tight and I can’t lift my arms over my head. Did you have this problem?

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      Aug 13, 2012, 01.48 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thanks, yes I had the same problem, they are really tight. :)) After a while, I got bored of that so I removed them. :))

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      Aug 14, 2012, 01.31 AMby hbar

      I am going to try shortening the sleeve cap to that the sleeves stand out a little from my arms and ease them into the armscye so that there is a little more room in them. I hope I don’t have to remove them too since they are very cute.

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    Jul 8, 2012, 03.49 AMby MsHicks

    Great job! It looks very nice on you.

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    Feb 13, 2012, 12.06 PMby anna agyekum

    so lovely :)

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    Jun 14, 2011, 04.17 PMby silvermink

    LOVE IT!

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    May 29, 2011, 06.26 AMby paintedlady89

    It’s a great dress, I really want to try it!

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    May 27, 2011, 02.29 PMby leahfranqui

    This is so lovely. You look like springtime, all fresh and gorgeous!

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    May 27, 2011, 01.03 PMby Lolarayne

    Hi! Based on your gorgeous version, I am going to make this dress. I have bought and printed the pattern but its my first time using a burda pattern and Im finding teh instructions to be challenging! Can I ask, did you make a tulle underskirt or just a normal lining? I dont want my skirt to be too poofy! Also how much fabric does it use? I cant find this anywhere in the instructions…. I cant wait to get started so hope you can help me out! Thanks so much

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      May 27, 2011, 01.34 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Hy, I´m glad you find my dress inspiring. I had this fabric in my stash, about 270 cm but here: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/102010-full-skirted-dress-with-cut-out-bustline they say you need 310 cm. I didn´t follow any instruction, I rarely do. :)
      I was also a bit afraid about the skirt but it turned out ok. Didn´t make any lining for the bottom part, just double layer for the upper part as it is in the BMag.
      Hope this was of any help, sorry for my bad english. :)

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    May 27, 2011, 03.36 AMby secondbedroom

    I love the neckline on this dress, gorgeous.

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      May 27, 2011, 01.35 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Me too, it emphasizes the bust. :)

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    May 26, 2011, 07.27 PMby aleah

    This looks great! I especially love the bodice… I have the same pattern as well, just not sure what to do with it. I gotta do something with that skirt, but it looks great on you. :)

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      May 27, 2011, 01.36 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thanks, you should definitely have it a go! :)

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    May 26, 2011, 03.11 PMby lennert

    Amazing! Really love the colour…The fit suits you perfectly!

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      May 27, 2011, 01.37 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, the fitting was really easy to do. :)

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    May 26, 2011, 01.31 PMby daughterfish

    Really beautiful! Nice job!

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    May 25, 2011, 09.28 AMby Dee Durrant

    This dress is beautiful – I saw the same dress but in a flowery material but I have to say the block looks even better in this style. Gorgeous!

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      May 27, 2011, 01.38 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I really liked that version too, in fact that version inspired to make one for myself! :)

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    May 24, 2011, 06.26 AMby frkbustad

    Your version is much nicer than the Burda’s! The blue colour suits you well, and the fit looks very good. I really liked this pattern from the first time I saw it, but your version make me even more determined to sew this some day.

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      May 27, 2011, 01.44 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you! I was a bit suspicious about the final result because of this colour but it turned out great. :)

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    May 23, 2011, 09.37 PMby sewtake2

    Absolutely beautiful-it’s lovely

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      May 27, 2011, 01.45 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I really loved your dress too. :)

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    May 23, 2011, 08.26 PMby baka-pepica

    joooj suuuper, puno bolje nego sta u burdi izgleda! super ti je isplala!! i super ti stoji

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    May 23, 2011, 08.50 AMby aggelicat .)

    gorgeous result!!

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    May 23, 2011, 05.36 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    that looks so great on you and i love the colore very very much! great job!

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    May 23, 2011, 03.50 AMby cantare

    I love this one too! I especially love your cute doggie in the photo.

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      May 27, 2011, 01.47 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you! Well I couldn´t move him, he was so persistent in his stay. He enjoys to be photographed. :)

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    May 23, 2011, 12.22 AMby mollykatherine


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    May 22, 2011, 08.02 PMby janene

    This is gorgeous. The blue suits you so much. I have only just realised how good blue looks on girls with dark hair. Looks particularly good with red lips and toes!

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      May 27, 2011, 01.51 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I kinda went crazy this year with red & blue combination, from decorating my apartment to outfits. :)

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    May 22, 2011, 07.32 PMby aluckmann

    Looks just lovely on you. I really like the color you chose.

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      May 27, 2011, 01.51 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I appreciate it. :)

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    May 22, 2011, 05.25 PMby Irina Schwab


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    May 22, 2011, 04.54 PMby mokosha

    sjajno je ispala :) ne bih se nikad setila ove boje i odlicno ti stoji .. jesi li i ti imala problem sa rukavima? zapravo, sa objasnjenjem kako da se prisiju .. ja sam nasla neki svoj nacin ali ih mozda i skinem, posto se malo cudno ponasaju kad podignem ruku :)

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      May 27, 2011, 01.55 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Hvala! Imala sam ovaj materijal u zalihama i sto kombinacija šta bi mogla s njim. Super mi je boja, baš osvježava. Nisan uopće gledala upute nego san radila po sistemu nekakve logike. Kako je cijeli gornji dio uskić, a i rukavi s njim, nije baš sad za preveliko dizanje ruku, al je ok. :D

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    May 22, 2011, 03.58 PMby tanitisis

    I love this pattern, too. Your version looks lovely!

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    May 22, 2011, 03.55 PMby Mandy A

    Another lovely dress. :)

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