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Tulip Dress in Pink Taffeta

Added Jul 13, 2011

by cuada

Waterford, Ireland






I made this from some pink taffeta which I had left over with a few years from a previous dress. I added some brown lace to the bodice, as I thought it looked too plain in just pink , and I needed something glam for a wedding.

The pattern is from Burda Style Magazine 08/210 – The black tulip dress.

It’s really comfortable to wear – the pockets are a lovely touch. The lining was dropping a little – as the taffeta is stiff and stands out a little from the body – if I was making it again I would shorten the lining slightly. As it was I just used a few small hand stitches to pull the lining up slightly towards the waist on the inside.

Material Notes

Taffeta lace




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic
Lace/Sequins, Taffeta

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    Feb 14, 2013, 01.07 AMby amandaloschiavo

    I Love it in the gorgeous soft pink, and the bow looks awesome in taffeta adds volume!!

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    Jul 15, 2011, 04.45 PMby FashionSewingBlog

    A cute and pretty piece, with a great touch of carrying off the theme using the clutch bag. Your decision to add the lace has given it that extra glamour.

    The design of the dress suits your body shape and I’m sure you get many compliments no matter where you wear it.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 10.00 PMby peaches2218

    I thought I’d seen this somewhere before. It’s still lovely though. I really love that pattern, and it’s wonderful in taffeta, one of my all-time favourite fabrics!

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      Jul 14, 2011, 11.01 PMby cuada

      yep I uploaded it a little while back , but had used an account linked to facebook instead of this account – but the Burda team kindly sorted out the account confusion for me:)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 02.09 PMby fashionfreek

    Sweet dress.:-)

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      Jul 14, 2011, 11.01 PMby cuada


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    Jul 14, 2011, 11.59 AMby asperge11

    love your dress, i made a dress a bit like this; take a look in my studio, you’ll know which one !

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      Jul 14, 2011, 11.01 PMby cuada

      it’s really cute – nice job:)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 10.05 AMby kihli

    Gorgeous dress – and a nice idea to add the lace!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 06.54 AMby milka83


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      Jul 14, 2011, 11.02 PMby cuada

      thank you:)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 06.30 AMby lovekreatiw

    very nice!!!

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      Jul 14, 2011, 11.02 PMby cuada

      thanks , I’ll definitely use this pattern again:)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.43 AMby ronnielee

    Very pretty. the lace is georgous..

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      Jul 14, 2011, 10.59 PMby cuada

      Thank you – it was a leftover piece that I had dyed brown.

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