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Vintage Modern Louisa Drop-Waist Dress

Added Nov 14, 2012

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New York City, N...




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This sleek, drop-waist dress from BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, made in a silk charmeuse with an abstract print, evokes 1920s style. The cascade of ruffles adds playful elegance and the loose sash is a chic detail. This design is especially flattering on taller women, but those with a square build may appreciate its loose silhouette. Bring up the waist for a more formfitting look, or add extra layers of ruffles for more dramatic flair.

Material Notes

3 yards (2.7m) main fabric, 55" (139.5cm) wide

1 yard (91cm) lining fabric, 55" (139.5cm) wide

Lightweight fusible interfacing

Matching embroidery thread

Embroidery needle

1 hook-and-eye closure




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 14, 2014, 07.28 AMby maggiemc

    I think I just fell in love!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 05.46 AMby ahearta

    Gorgeous fabric! I am excited to make this dress – even more so because the silk charmeuse I got for it is surprisingly similar to this one. Crazy fun!

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      Nov 25, 2012, 07.03 PMby Jamie Lau

      Can’t wait to see your version, Amy!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 04.19 AMby colorfulphoebe

    The dress is so beautiful and the photograph is stunning!

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    Nov 14, 2012, 07.51 PMby BridgetDyer

    Looks amazing!

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    Nov 14, 2012, 07.38 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress and fabric….

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    Nov 14, 2012, 04.30 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

    What a beautiful dress, I love it!!!

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    Nov 14, 2012, 03.52 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress.love.the fabric and.the ruffles x

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