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The Dress I'd Love to Wear

Added Apr 24, 2011

by peaches2218

Salamanca, Spain






BurdaStyle magazine 06/10 Model # 150: A little girl’s party dress

This dress is for my partner’s 5-year-old niece to wear to a wedding. It’s fuscia organza underlined with fuscia satin (all of which except the sash are left-overs from my Magazine-Inspired New Year’s Eve Dress project!!) with a pleated bodice with faux button placket and two fabric-covered buttons at the center front and a gathered skirt starting at high waist with horizontal pleats above the hem that mirror the pleating detail in the bodice, as well as a matching sash with handmade-thread loops holding it in place. The dress closes with an invisible zip at the left side. The recipient is going to wear this dress to a wedding to which her mother plans to wear the dress that created all this leftover satin, and I didn’t want them to be totally matchy-matchy, so I added the organza to change the look a bit. I love the results, and since the bodice is lined in the same satin, it’s divine to touch. I’d wear it if it weren’t sized for a tall 5 year old! This dress was very easy to make, except for getting those pleats even, especially in this difficult-to-press-crisp fabric combo. One thing—if you make this dress, INCREASE THE SASH LENGTH BY AT LEAST 20 CM! The pattern calls for 120 cm long and it’s so short that I can barely tie a decent bow. The pattern calls for poplin, which would probably make the shorter sash okay, but to be on the safe side…

Material Notes

organza, mostly leftover satin, invisible zip, covered buttons




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear
Organza, Satin


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