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Strapless paisley brocade dress (Burda March 2010)

Added Sep 1, 2010

by keren

Tel Aviv, Israel






Here it is, my pride and joy: fully lined, with boning, my first strapless dress. More about it on my blog. I learned a ton making it but for now I think I’ll stick to making simpler things! This dress took hours and hours. But isn’t it pretty? I’m wearing it to my friend’s wedding tonight! Sorry for the bad pictures – taken in the late night hours after finally finishing the dress!

Material Notes

medium/heavy brocade (jacquard) paisley fabric. Satin lining




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Blends

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    Sep 6, 2010, 07.07 AMby laringgaylove

    hi! lovely dress, where do you get the pattern for this?

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      Sep 6, 2010, 07.46 AMby keren

      Hi, thanks! The pattern is from the Burda magazine from March 2010. I don’t have the pattern number right now but it appears on the cover of the magazine.

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    Sep 4, 2010, 03.53 PMby yannie

    love it and well done..love the cut.

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    Sep 2, 2010, 10.29 PMby Nessa *

    This is a really beautiful special-occasion dress, although I suspect that you could also dress it down for lunch with friends etc. Well worth all the time and effort – it fits you beautifully.

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      Sep 3, 2010, 06.30 AMby keren

      Thanks! I was driving in this dress and could hardly turn around to park in reverse without it moving out of its place… I think it’s more of a special occasion only dress! :-) Also depends on the shoes – the ones I wore were really high-heeled and uncomfortable. An excuse to go shoe shopping! :-)

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    Sep 2, 2010, 09.42 PMby mmaldonado

    oh! I’m thinking about making the same dress! I found it in burda espanish edition! I love that dress! yours looks lovely! I still don’t know how to do the bonning stuff.. =/

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      Sep 3, 2010, 06.26 AMby keren

      Thanks! I bought this boning that is like tiny plastic rods that are covered in fabric. So I sewed them directly onto the seam allowances. I can post a picture – it wasn’t hard, just time consuming because I did it by hand. You can also make a shaft for them and then sew the shaft onto the seam allowances but I think that’s even more work…

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    Sep 2, 2010, 10.50 AMby nikotina

    it did come out beautiful and it looks great on you.

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    Sep 2, 2010, 01.35 AMby 5294sandras

    Very nice dress, good job on the hemline – perfect!!!!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 06.49 PMby magdamagda

    just perfect!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 01.58 PMby tamezdc

    Very lovely dress

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