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Shirt dress 114 Burda 7/2001

Added Jun 4, 2013

by camelia db

Almere, Netherlands






Hello everybody,
Finally I have this one finished!
I did make it in a week or something ( and this is for me really fast if you count the time I actually have on my hands for sewing) but I wanted to make this pattern so much and since a very long time.

The magazine is from 2001 and if you see the garment picture it is really not impressive. I did not even notice it until I`ve got to the technical drawings. It is almost a different garment.
I love the pleats in the waist ( though I was thinking that they were gathers until I`ve read the instructions).
It has inseam pockets ( how great is that :) ).

Changes that I did make:
I did cut like 17 cm from the skirt , it was sooo long.
I have omitted the Epaulettes ( i think this is how they call those in English) and the small plackets ( or how they call them , sorry )on the sleeves.
They say to make a belt from the same fabric but I did not like that idea so I will wear the dress with a belt ( another one than the one in the picture, I still need to find it and buy it :)
Burda will not say much about finish the seams but i did anyway for a neater inside of the dress.
And I did put more buttons , since I loved them so much and they were not in a bigger size I choose to put more buttons. By the way, I find that they are a LOT of buttonholes and buttons to sew in one project :).

The collar did go really smooth, I am amazed how easy did go, maybe also because in this issue they have a tutorial how to do the collar.
I used 100% cotton fabric ( in a beautiful color , if you ask me:)

Thank you for reading.

Material Notes

100 % cotton




Spring, Summer

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    Jun 6, 2013, 04.36 PMby Moimisie

    Your dress is great, I love the fabric and I love how you took your time to topstitch the princess seams on the bust… Great work!

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    Jun 5, 2013, 06.47 AMby Mary Athey

    this is so lovely on you, i love the pleats and you used really fab fabric x

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      Jun 5, 2013, 07.23 AMby camelia db

      Thank you Mary.Those pleats they were a little bit headache to measure but I love how they did turn out.

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    Jun 5, 2013, 04.01 AMby Inga 888

    Beautiful dress, pleats add very nice detail to it too :)

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    Jun 4, 2013, 10.52 PMby omgdora

    Lovely, classy dress. I agree, the Burda picture doesn’t show the dress to its best advantage at all, you can’t even see the pleats! They do this a lot for some reason…

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      Jun 5, 2013, 07.21 AMby camelia db

      Yes, it is so pity that they (burda) don`t show us more the garment and that they are so focused on more "fashion"pictures . This one is the perfect example

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    Jun 4, 2013, 09.26 PMby liliv-1

    It’s really a great and timeless pattern! I love the little pleats and I like that the back is more fitted. You also used a lovely fabric! Very nice!!

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      Jun 5, 2013, 07.20 AMby camelia db

      Thank you. Those pleats are really nice, I also love them.

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