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sicilian dress

Added Mar 14, 2014

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia






pattern for this dress came from march issue of burda magazine 2009
i loved the dress the moment i first saw it five years ago
and have no idea why it took me so long to finally make it
while five years ago this dress would be a bit tricky for me to pull off
nowadays it’s a pretty easy task
even in such a free will fabric as rayon challis
i skipped the lining (because i plan to wear this dress over a slip)
the only lined and interfaced piece is the yoke..
skirt is constructed from 5 pieces
and i really like the shape of it
(and i don’t remember ever making a similar one)
see more pics on my blog mokosha

Material Notes

1,5m of rayon challis
fusible interfacing for the yoke
60cm invisible zip (at the back)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Apr 8, 2014, 01.28 PMby turtlegirl00

    This is yet another lovely dress!!! I love the sleeves and the v neck.

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      Apr 9, 2014, 11.25 AMby mokosha

      thanks :)

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    Mar 16, 2014, 06.17 PMby janene

    Really lovely dress. Such a flattering shape and beautiful choice of fabric. It suits you so much. Just goes to show how important it is to save all our Burda mags! :-)

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 17, 2014, 11.23 AMby mokosha

      thanks, janene.. hehe, i’m actually hoarding burda mags, even collecting old ones from my aunts and flea markets

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    Mar 15, 2014, 09.11 AMby Sasha Werner

    Great fit … Very nice dress, love the sleeves.

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 17, 2014, 11.21 AMby mokosha

      thank you :)

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    Mar 14, 2014, 09.57 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Lovely dress and very well made :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 15, 2014, 08.02 AMby mokosha

      thank you :)

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Mar 14, 2014, 08.27 PMby rita61

    Nice dress; great pattern matching that I can see on the side seam.

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 15, 2014, 08.02 AMby mokosha

      thanks.. pattern matching went pretty well, until the very last seam, back one – below the zipper it’s shifted a bit, but i decided to leave it like that

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    Mar 14, 2014, 05.28 PMby kelerabeus

    Jao, obožavam ovu haljinu!!! I ja sam letos sašila sebi po istom kroju, a pre toga sam cimerki sašila jednu, a i Tea takođe ima haljinu po ovom kroju :D I sve su odlične, uključujući i ovu tvoju! Najbolji pattern ikad :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 15, 2014, 07.56 AMby mokosha

      hehe, treba da se nadjemo choporativno jednom, i da se sve obucemo u te iste haljine, kao neki kult :)

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    Mar 14, 2014, 03.46 PMby libra-s

    So beautiful!! This pattern has been in my must-to-sew list since the magazine came out!

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 15, 2014, 07.54 AMby mokosha

      same here, took me five years to get there, but i’m so happy i finally did :)

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    Mar 14, 2014, 02.49 PMby Bbtiny

    I love this dress! It looks so flattering and fits you perfectly! Too bad I don’t have this magazine, would be a pattern I would sure like to sew myself! Enjoy it! Brigitte

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 15, 2014, 07.53 AMby mokosha

      thanks, brigitte! i hope you get to find this magazine one day :)

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    Mar 14, 2014, 11.25 AMby liliv-1

    Very cute dress! I love those little sleeves they are so sweet! And the fabric is very nice!

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      Mar 14, 2014, 12.33 PMby mokosha

      thanks, liliv! yeah, it is a sweet looking kind of a dress, perfect date dress i think.. we, gonna test that theory today, anyways :)

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    Mar 14, 2014, 11.09 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress and what a great fabric choice. I don"t think i have this issue!! Big sigh!! Lol. Lovely work x

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      Mar 14, 2014, 11.16 AMby mokosha

      thanks, mary! hehe, it always happens to me too, from some reason i do not buy an issue of burda, and then i start seing garments from it, and i wish i can make them too :)

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    Mar 14, 2014, 09.02 AMby Brahdelt

    Lovely fabric and great fit! I had this dress in my queue for ages, I’m definitely sewing it this Summer. :-)

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    • Princezica_large

      Mar 14, 2014, 11.12 AMby mokosha

      thanks! i’m glad that you like it.. and i’m glad that i finally found the time to make it :)

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