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The jumpsuit-dress

Added Apr 25, 2017

by Marie-Susan

Stuttgart, Germany






Burdastyle Germany is currently searching for their “Burdastyle Talent 2017” under the subject “Parisien Chic”.
As I always wanted to learn the art of corset making, working with spiral boning and making a perfect fitting construction I decided to go for it and give it a try.
The jumpsuit as you can see it is based on the pattern 107 of this year’s March magazine.
I tried to stick to the original lines of the bust part but made several changes concerning fitting, added one additional seam at the front and changed the skirt into a culotte. It is more flattering for wider hips than the original version.
The whole process from the first cut in the paper up to the finished Jumpsuit took me more than 100 working hours, but as it was a project I have learned very much of, it was good invested time.

The outer shell is made of a very shag silk fabric, that creates a pure look and makes the seams looking more sharp because of its stiffness.
The corselette is made of a strong cotton tulle that is lightweight and quite solid to give the strapless construction additional support.
But the most interesting thing of the whole jumpsuit is the inner construction of 4m (ca. 4.5 yards) of spiral boning and 1m (ca. 1yard) of steel boning, it gives the top the essential support for staying in place without making me feel like a knight in his chain armour. I also added two grosgrain straps to fit the corselette thight on my body.
The culotte is a combination of the skirt pattern, from the dress and the shorts pattern 6897.

You can find the contest here: http://talent.burdastyle.de/frontend/detail/235/Marie-Susan
As the first round is an open voting I’d be greateful for every vote of you!

Material Notes

silk in linen opotics, zipper, cotton tulle, corded ribbon, hooks and eyes




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Business, Evening Wear, Classic, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Other, Silk, Tulle


Pleated Bustier Dress 03/2017 #107

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    May 16, 2017, 05.49 PMby sewing fanatic

    fantastic dress and photos!

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    May 11, 2017, 04.18 AMby matefe

    Beautiful dress! Looks amazing ! Hope you win

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    May 3, 2017, 08.03 AMby cchristie

    Exquisitely done. Good luck!

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    Apr 28, 2017, 11.05 AMby Beccki

    This is absolutely beautiful and you look amazing in it, definitely fits the style Parisian chic, good luck in the competition.

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    Apr 26, 2017, 02.30 PMby kisses

    The dress is fab on you…sits very nicely around your bust area. I have way more boobs than you so I would have to make a slight modification when executing this style

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      Apr 26, 2017, 09.14 PMby Marie-Susan

      this might be the case, but I think it also kind of flattens the bust, as I am normally waering a 34C, which looks a bit smaller in this outfit

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    Apr 26, 2017, 07.08 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you. I love the combination of both patterns and your corset is perfection good luck in the competition xx

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