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Red Leaves Dress

Added Aug 23, 2009

by pinkswizzles...

London, United K...






I’m so ridiculously happy with the way this dress turned out, I actually danced round my room in it once I finished it.

It was a lot easier to make than I was expecting, I totally thought I’d have to spend time unpicking at least part of it but it worked first time.

The thing I’ve learnt to do with Burda patterns is keep the paper pieces with the fabric so you can see rather than guess which seams go together. I sewed the Bella waistband back to front the first time.

The fabric was an Ikea offcut bargain and as I was cutting it out I was worried the red leaves pattern was too big and was going to end up looking a mess but it worked out pretty well.

I skipped the button holes, the straps are sewn to the dress because I hate doing buttonholes. I also added a couple of darts to the top at the back to stop it gaping.

Material Notes

Cotton/Linen (Ikea)




Garment Type
Cotton, Linen

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    Jan 19, 2010, 06.42 PMby mudinfedi

    this is really nice. I think i might give it a go.

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    Dec 2, 2009, 10.24 PMby becomingxsnow

    :) looks great!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 04.43 PMby smvphotography

    love it! gotta have the pockets. great work!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 02.26 PMby lala86

    I would have danced too! I love it!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 10.17 AMby tangerinetea

    Beautiful!! I love it. Well done, fab work.

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