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Turquoise Shirt Dress With Front Pockets

Added Jan 26, 2012

by barona

Barcelona, Spain




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I made this version of BurdaStyle Magazine 02/2011 #118 dress in a medium weight cotton wool fabric. The instructions on the magazine where very precise about how to sew the kimono sleeves, what was really helpful and made the process quite easy. The front pockets are lined in a turquoise/white polka dot cotton.

Material Notes

medium weight cotton wool fabric, cotton for pockets lining, matching invisible zipper




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    Jul 10, 2013, 05.42 PMby MissMaddiePi

    What a sophisticated yet fun, modern yet classic yet totally on-trend, clean-lined and simple yet beautifully detailed, versatile and incredibly wearable yet completely unique dress that fits you perfectly! It never ceases to amaze me what talented people create from Burda patterns I look at and just sorta go “Huh… moving on…” ! The blue is just – it makes me think of tropical oceans and bright sapphirres but also of clear evening skies and calm, pristine lakes – energized yet grounded. LOVE the big pockets. And the fabric looks delectable! I do not know what cotton wool feels like, but it seems perfect – that kind of color saturation on a fabric with that drape and body… ok I’m done fawning. I am inspired though, which was why I was looking at projects… Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

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      May 12, 2014, 11.15 AMby barona

      Wow! Thanks so much for your comment!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 06.09 PMby carobelle

    I’m so sorry that maybe I’m being daft but…my friend and I are about to make this dress and I can’t for the life of me find the instructional section on kimono sleeves! Where is it please? By the way, the dress looks gorgeous and I’m very excited to make it now!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 10.00 PMby barona

      I found those instructions on the paper magazine (Burda Style Magazine 02-2011). On the spanish issue (which I used) they are on p. 84 and 85. I hope it helped!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 05.43 PMby peaches2218

    I want to make this even more now. I was planning to make it out of a gabardine close in colour to the shirt the model is wearing with the grey skirt, but I have a fabric close to this turquoise in the stash that might be an even better option. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 02.59 PMby barona

    Thank you all for your comments!!!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 09.02 AMby polishcurl

    color and all really pretty :-D

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    Jan 26, 2012, 09.32 PMby G-A-

    So pretty! And I just love the colour.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 06.04 PMby leahfranqui

    Stunning color, you look so mod and chic! Much better then in the magazine, I agree. really nice job, you look like a Marc Jacobs model!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.43 PMby simone272

    I didn’t like the dress in the magazine, but here it looks just like that casual – but classic – dress I have been looking for! Nice work

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    Jan 26, 2012, 02.37 PMby Handicrafteria *

    Very, very cute! Looks way more better than the dress in Burda pattern picture

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      Jan 26, 2012, 04.23 PMby barona

      That’s nice! Thank you.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 02.06 PMby mememe-1

    Very nice! The color is just stunning!

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      Jan 26, 2012, 04.23 PMby barona


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    Jan 26, 2012, 01.56 PMby patti-r

    Very neatly sewn!! Love the color!!

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      Jan 26, 2012, 04.22 PMby barona

      Thank you!

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