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Added Dec 31, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This little outfit is the perfect in between season piece. I like wearing it with a turtleneck or a little cardigan if it is too cold, otherwise just bare for warmer times. The pleats are created so that if made in a lighter but stiffer material, the skirt will puff slightly. Try it in seersucker for the spring or, like our example, a colorful plaid wool which is perfect for late winter/early spring days.

Material Notes

Plaid wool, big plastic buttons, zipper



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    Apr 8, 2017, 07.23 AMby jacobgraves

    Nice Color

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    Feb 28, 2017, 09.27 AMby bobsmith10

    I just love this dress

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    Jan 18, 2017, 10.26 AMby Stullhee5

    I love that fabric. makes me want to make the dress.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 12.03 PMby joemorris5

    Thanks for your valuable effort

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    Sep 5, 2016, 06.14 AMby DeborahRodriguez

    lovely dress

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    Aug 30, 2016, 10.18 AMby ElizaCollee


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    Sep 29, 2015, 06.47 AMby FrancesAnchondo

    i want to wearing it.

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    Jul 2, 2015, 03.34 PMby GerardoSantos

    She’s really awesome….!!!

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    Jul 19, 2013, 11.59 PMby alanballjr

    Perfect for a picnic or a barbecue to transition into the evening. Great choice of pattern.

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    Mar 8, 2012, 01.46 PMby Jelena Mitic

    I adore this one! Great project!

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    Jul 2, 2011, 09.25 PMby Cjasmin

    love this dress nice fabric choice i dont mean to be a creeper but the preson modeling the dress is very pretty
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    Dec 1, 2010, 05.02 AMby sewmyway

    i love that fabric. makes me want to make the dress.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 08.20 PMby kaousuu

    My Sabrina is almost done. Here’s some tips:

    The PLACKET is the name for the bodice lining. The YOKE is the shell. Remember that the placket will be folded in from the top and whipstitched by hand in place at the waist seam.

    Pay attention to your satin/herringbone stitching when you attach the pleats. Mine went crooked, and that’s a whole lotta seam rippin’.

    I hate invisible zippers. There is no cure for this.

    Beer is necessary.

    I should have used heavier fabric.

    Pics will come soon!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 08.19 AMby karen1984

    I want that fabric goddamnit!

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      Jun 9, 2016, 04.49 AMby Rebecca Sena

      I just happen to have this fabric I want to make this my problem is I can’t download will it download on a tablet ?

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    May 30, 2010, 02.06 PMby theportablekierajamison

    Okay, I’m stuck at the first hurdle with actually sewing the dress as the instructions use different names for the pieces than the pattern pieces themselves and they don’t use the numbers!

    Can anyone give me a hand on the first step as to which pieces the ‘front placket’ and ‘front yoke’ are? Are these pieces 1 and 2? Or does it mean attach piece 2 to piece 2? (Same with the back placket and back yoke – is this pieces 6 & 7?)


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      Jul 10, 2010, 09.09 PMby jessiebeang

      I am having the same problem… just wondering if you ever figured it out. Thanks!

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      Jul 18, 2010, 02.21 AMby kaousuu

      The placket is the name for the lining, and the yoke is the shell. Hope that helps!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 06.20 AMby simplyhibiscus

    how would I do the measurements for someone 5’6 34 dd bust and 115 pounds? cause I love love love love love this design just uhh ya my measurements are kind of difficult :/

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      Jul 6, 2010, 08.36 PMby Taye Brugmans

      go with your bust measurement, make the dress with practice faric, and maybe take it in.

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    Jan 26, 2010, 06.56 PMby karkulin


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    Jan 26, 2009, 05.00 PMby pink-charlie

    does anyone have any idea where I can get that fabric from? The link given doesn’t work anymore :(

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.44 PMby subhanaallah

    You guys’ve made like two thousand on this. That’s amazing! Congrats!

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    Aug 11, 2008, 09.04 PMby britt-1

    Is This A Pattern?

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    Mar 16, 2008, 08.54 AMby whitetigerlily711

    i love this pattern! and the fabric, to bad its not free though….

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    Mar 13, 2008, 08.32 AMby skarinja

    I just made this dress out of a yellow cotton. I found the bust to be REALLY tight (I’m only a 34B) and I did a size 36. It’s a litttle short but I wear spandex shorts with dresses so it’s okay. (I’m 5’9" and forgot to add length to it). I’m making it again out of dupioni later today. I love the shape of the dress in the photos because it seems very covering but curve hugging (good for wearing over a tee to school) but mine turned out a little less cute. I think when I do it out of stiffer fabric (dupioni) with a wider bust, it’ll be perfect.

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    Feb 3, 2008, 10.14 AMby mistrymachine

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! As you might be able to tell, I really like this. :) I love the fabric & it’s really well made. Well done!

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    Jan 11, 2008, 01.54 PMby ben-1

    I adore… I will have to buy the pattern to make this nice dress to my girlfriend…

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    Jan 5, 2008, 06.53 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    HA! already doing my best to break that resolution! okay. i will measure myself. but i always do a 34/36 and come out floating around the bust… i think i must have a bit of delusion in that area. thanks so much for the top bra suggestion, i will definitely do that! (after, of course, pin fitting everything and pausing multiple times to try it out along the way :) )

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    Jan 4, 2008, 12.22 PMby benedikta

    But make sure to measure yourself well and go with that measurement! (remember your new years resolution!) I would also suggest that you just sew up the top bra, (only sew one side seam, and pin the other one). Have somebody help you fit it on you! There is enough seam allowance to adjust it, before you sew it all up! It’s worth it!

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    Jan 3, 2008, 06.19 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i’m so glad you liked the idea, benedikta! and thank you for the sizing on this piece— i would have been scared to try a smaller size, but from the look of the model’s bust i guess i will :)

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    Jan 3, 2008, 06.54 AMby benedikta

    Oonaballoona, that is an excellent idea! I will most definitely do that going forward. For this particular one I used a size 34. The top part is fairly small, because it is made so that it also works in stretchy material. I have not made any adjustments to it, but have to say that even though I am a 34/36 in most patterns myself, this one fits very tight on me on the top. I don’t know the measurement of the model, but I think that would maybe be something interesting for you guys in the future too.

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    Jan 2, 2008, 07.26 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    very excited to buy this pattern soon as i am home! thanks benedikta for the thumbs up to us A cups. i always swim in burda tops, it’s so helpful to know that before diving in.

    i have a wish: it would be lovely to see a little breakdown of what size was used on the models for each pattern, and maybe if you did any adjustments. pretty please?

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    Jan 2, 2008, 03.04 PMby petchy

    i just LOVE this dress!! it’s very flattering, and cute! good work! :)

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