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Added Mar 17, 2008

By burdastyle

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The Shakira dress is here as the first pattern with a bigger size range! Available in sizes 46 through 60, the Shakira dress is sure to be a good fit! Its simple tunic like shape makes it a versatile pattern for alterations- imagine it shortened to a shirt length, or lower the yoke to make a more feminine neckline. Or, make it just as is for a comfortable day dress.

Material Notes

Cotton Jacquard, stretch cotton, interfacing, buttons




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    Feb 24, 2010, 09.17 AMby kiwistitcher

    utterly revolting – this unflattering frock reminds me of Big Bird off Sesame Street – I used to be a size 20 & would not have been seen dead in this!!!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 09.01 PMby adam1955uk

    What an unflattering design – looks more like a posh maternity frock

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    Feb 23, 2010, 12.06 AMby sammygirl

    I appreciate that the dress in itself is cute and functional for many wearers, plus size or not, but speaking from the prospective of a plus sized girl, creating garments that make a girl look like a giant frumpy tent is not ideal, sorry to say but this dress does look like something that a size 6 or less could pull off, not someone with larger bumps lol. How about something that cinches in the waist or emphasizes the bust?

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    Oct 11, 2009, 09.07 AMby tangled-thread

    I can’t see where it says how wide the fabric should be? Do I still need 3.2m, regardless of fabric width? Thanks, Tracey.

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    Jul 15, 2008, 10.26 AMby archoo

    great dress.but it is a pattern from INDIA.i got so many in this pattern.thanks.can u upload salwar kameez also.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 03.33 PMby coie1

    Second that emotion mmicare. Though sadly I have joined the ranks of the “big girl” which is why I haven’t been using the patterns here. It would be nice to see the size chart include the measurements for the larger sizes. I have been watching far too much “what not to wear” so am making dresses for everyday,not something I have done in several decades.

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    May 23, 2008, 05.16 AMby mrsgochay

    Yes, please update the size chart! Thanks for this and please bring on some more of these larger sizes!

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    Apr 4, 2008, 12.58 PMby jaie

    It’s fantastic that this goes up so far in size, but in that case, how about updating the size chart?

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    Mar 29, 2008, 05.42 PMby officebusybody

    I totally agree!! Thanks for including larger sizes – and the style suits all figure types too, which is great.

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    Mar 28, 2008, 08.32 AMby licarrit

    Bless your sewing hearts!!! FINALLY!!! a pattern that I don’t have to spend 2 weeks grading up only to find out that the lines don’t work on a “big” girl (btw I’m an 18-20rtw) MORE! MORE! printing this out now and plan to make it in a drapey-er fabric. Gorgeous as that fabric is in the photo the stiffness makes it stand away from the body, not such a great thing on curvy girls

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    Mar 27, 2008, 07.13 PMby vee-vee

    I’ll rant here too, sorry; PLEASE post a how-to for altering to normal sizes. It’s such a great basic dress it’d be fair to enable everyone to make it and not just big girls + skilled alterers.

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    Mar 20, 2008, 06.18 AMby klc1168

    Horray finally something cute for a bigger girl. Thank you so much for doing something that I don’t have to strain my pitiful altering skills. I’m a size 48 and a D cup to boot.

    Big girls needed some lovin’ too. Dang now I have to go shopping again for fabric.

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    Mar 19, 2008, 10.29 PMby easilyamewsed

    Sweeet! Nice to have something fall into my size range. ;)

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    Mar 19, 2008, 09.33 AMby rosewillow

    A wonderful dress that I will love to make! Thank you for the larger size pattern. I think this will look slimming for my hips! :-)

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    Mar 18, 2008, 01.37 PMby benedikta

    Hi Lilo,

    The pattern is set out for a longer length, we ended up shortening it, since, as you say, the fabric turned out to be so stiff.

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    Mar 18, 2008, 09.55 AMby dairyheir66

    I like this pattern alot. Oh No another one to add to my ever growing list of things to sew.

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    Mar 18, 2008, 09.27 AMby lilo

    Hooray for the first plus-sized pattern on burdastyle, you put us – larger women – on the map! (Ok, Emily goes also to size 50). A very versatile easily altered basic pattern. I would choose a less stiff fabric and I would alter the length – the proportions on a ripe body are more flattering with either knee/under-knee length or much shorter – as in a tunic.

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    Mar 18, 2008, 08.11 AMby mmicare

    Hurray! I’m not a big girl, but seeing nothing but super-skinny models was really making me not want to make anything else till I lost some weight! It’s good to see BurdaStyle widen its size range; after all, what’s custom-making good for if you can’t make it to your size?

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    Mar 18, 2008, 07.03 AMby hennybenny

    Yay! Finally some sewing fun for the big girls!

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    Mar 18, 2008, 06.43 AMby marcnahir

    Hermoso vestido! pero mucho mejor es que no hayan utilizado a las delgadisimas modelos que solemos ver…

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    Mar 18, 2008, 05.44 AMby benedikta

    Hey Opal, You can find the exact fabric we used and many others at mood. Just click on the fabric swatch and go to the link of Moodfabrics.com.

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    Mar 17, 2008, 10.14 PMby allie31991

    i love this dress! its so fun and cute!

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    Mar 17, 2008, 07.33 PMby nehmah

    With princess seams, this would be easily altered for full bust measurements without ruining the overall look of the dress. Thank you from a D cup.

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    Mar 17, 2008, 07.31 PMby nehmah

    With it’s princess seams, this would be easily altered for full bust measurements without ruining the overall look of the dress. Thank you from a D cup.

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    Mar 17, 2008, 06.50 PMby itsjamie

    Great dress. especially w/ the tights…wear are they from?

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    Mar 17, 2008, 06.11 PMby opalmn

    Great dress, love the larger sizes! Now I have to find fabric for it.

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    Mar 17, 2008, 05.04 PMby sewlily

    great job matching up the pattern on the princess seams! This is a great dress.

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    Mar 17, 2008, 04.48 PMby emilykate

    This is a great dress! Make sure you do more of these larger patterns!

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    Mar 17, 2008, 04.12 PMby mpetersen74

    I absolutely love this. I bought fabric this past weekend that would be perfect for a dress like this.

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    Mar 17, 2008, 03.46 PMby benedikta

    She is wearing a size 46 that is taken it 1/2" around her waist.

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