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Summer Dot Pleat Front Dress

Added Jul 31, 2012

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Based on the Burda Pleat Front Dress 04/2012 #102a.

This summer’s heat wave drove me to make a breezy lightweight dress, and this seemed to fit the bill. The pattern, unfortunately was way too big on top, so I double pleated the back panel, and finished it by folding down the top edge and hand-stitching it.

This took me a long time to figure out because the back pleat actually weighs the fabric down quite a bit, and I kept getting an ugly hard straight edge, instead of a nice curved line. The Burda photo doesn’t show the back of the dress, and the model is wearing a cover over it, so I couldn’t get a sense of what the final product should look like. Overall, I’m just glad I was able to “McGyver” the pattern to make it wearable.

Material Notes





Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Jul 31, 2012, 03.08 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely. i’m the same!! i like to see the back of the dress I m making but burda hardly ever shows it. not even on the line drawings x

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      Jul 31, 2012, 03.24 PMby liaifen

      thank you so much! as a novice, i do sometimes wish there were more illustrated instructions with the Burda patterns. but i do love their designs, so it’s always a bit of a learning curve for me :)

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