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Added Oct 8, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This skirt of this dress is cut on bias, hence the beautiful flow. The inset is framed by piping. Learn how to make your own piping in the related technique, so you can create a piping that matches the fabric of the inset. Or make a statement with contrasting inset and piping colors.

Material Notes

Japanese print, crinkled silk



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear


Hair and Make up
Additional Help with Styling of Jewelry

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.19 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    This seems like a nice way to get started using piping…for those people who don’t particularly care to use it on jackets, which much harder to make than dresses.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.35 PMby turtlegirl00

    This is adorable! i can’t wait to try it! may be beyond my skill set, but i am going to attempt it.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.05 PMby sewinl0ve

    Nice model choice, that color looks fantastic on her!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.59 PMby treacle-toes

    Lovely dress. Cute model!

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    Nov 26, 2008, 03.00 PMby lolipopsayhi

    totally cute i love the asian feel to it bravo!!!!!!!!!! ooo also the model is amazing and the picture is breathtakingly fresh!!!!

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    Oct 12, 2007, 04.33 AMby violent-violet

    Has anyone tried leaving out the lining and was the fit still okay? (Benedikta?) I’m not experienced in lining garments but I love this dress! I might change the sleeves to puff sleeves for added cuteness, though :)

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    Oct 11, 2007, 04.37 AMby marmota-b

    Wow! Thanks so much for this pattern – it’s in some aspects, especially the top, very similar to a dress I have in mind and really want to have! It would be hard to alter from a basic pattern, but from this one I think it will be very easy! That’s so great. :-)

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    Oct 9, 2007, 06.02 PMby zenchaos

    wow. great job :)

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    Oct 9, 2007, 05.13 PMby benedikta

    Hi Littleladyluxe and Zora,

    The reason why we started with size 36 on most patterns is, because Burda patterns, due to the fact that their sizing has not changed since their beginning, are in general very small. So far we were mostly approached about the fact that we did not size up enough and that in general the size range would run too small. Do the two of you measure a Burda size 32? How far are you off of 36? We are about to begin production of plus sizes.At this occasion I think it makes sense to revise the smaller sizes as well, so that we cover the entire size range with a variety of patterns. Maybe one of you two wants to start a thread in the forums and see how others feel about the sizing and we can make sure to take it into consideration with our next collection. Looking forward for your feedback.

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    Oct 9, 2007, 07.38 AMby littleladyluxe

    Thanks Elainemay, i’ll definitely use your how-to. An extra half-hour downsizing is definitely worthwhile, i completely agree :)

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    Oct 9, 2007, 06.50 AMby elainemay

    hi zora— as i mentioned, you might have a look at the how-to i made- i’m pretty sure that the resulting downsized pattern that you’ll get if you use this method is fairly identical to what you’d have if the pattern were actually printed in 32. in any case, if this were a vogue or mccall’s pattern or in a burda issue, chances are that it also wouldn’t start in 32 (or even 34), and it certainly wouldn’t be FREE :) given that the patterns can’t be made to fit any and everyone who would possibly want to make them, i find it’s well worth the extra half hour of work to size the pattern down, as i’m already (incredibly!) getting a huge selection of beautiful, stylish patterns for download completely for free. i’m actually impressed that the burdastyle patterns are pretty “fair” in their size distribution, having some that go all the way down to 32 and some that go all the way up to 50- something for (almost) everyone :)

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    Oct 9, 2007, 06.49 AMby assya63

    Very smart, thank you for this model. I can’t wait to make this dress. I am excited

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    Oct 9, 2007, 05.40 AMby elainemay

    hi littleladyluxe- i’ve had no problems altering burda patterns from 36 down to 32, and keeping the right proportions- i have a how-to on the method that you can check out. if a 32 normally fits you, this procedure is easier and more accurate than trying to alter the bust, hips, shoulders, etc. separately down to your measurements. given that there don’t seem to be a lot of pieces in this dress, it shouldn’t be difficult.

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    Oct 9, 2007, 05.33 AMby littleladyluxe

    I adore this dress! I know you can’t please everyone, but i’m a size 32 and very few of these items are small enough for me. I’m fairly good at altering patterns but a dress like this needs to fit properly and i’m disappointed :( Out of interest, how do you decide on the range of sizes when releasing a download pattern? On a more positive note, i really do love this site!

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    Oct 8, 2007, 01.39 PMby mirela

    Gorgeous details!

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    Oct 8, 2007, 11.08 AMby zahra

    looks grt.. cant wait to try it..

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