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X Wrap Dress. Model 106. Burda 04/2014

Added Jun 29, 2015

by momartin

St Paul, Minneso...






I found this dress on Burda Style website! It was the perfect inspiration for me to jumpstart my sewing passion. I used a sand washed silk with a watercolor wash.
I purchased Meg Healy’s instruction video because of the unique front X construction. After downloading and printing the pattern on 30 8 1/2 × 11 sheets of paper, I went to work taping and lining up the pages. This took me about 3 hours. I would prefer to download the large drawing on a plotter ( option was for paper size 4A), however this was not an option on the link. I think there used to be instruction for large print options a few years ago on Burda patterns.
Using the great instructional video, I sewed the interesting front. The refresher on inserting an invisible zipper was great because I get rusty on my skills when I take unintended breaks from sewing. I chose not to insert the pocket. As I attached the collar and front facing I ran into excess fabric on the back, just like Meg did on her video. I adjusted the issue by creating a pleat which you can see on the upper back( see photo detail). The dress turned out great except for the upper bust fit and too small on armholes. I’m inspired to try again but will need help to modify the pattern for a larger armscye. Finishing- it was recommended to sew sleeve and hem leaving raw edge. I think it would look better with a hand-stitched hem. I think the back neckline needs to be lengthened to match up with collar. No matter the challenges it was still an inspiring project

Material Notes

3 yards of 58" wide fabric – sand washed silk.
1/2 yard interfacing
Print pattern on one large piece of size A4 plotter paper if possible


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Business

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    Jul 5, 2015, 02.41 PMby sewing fanatic

    very good! love it

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    Jul 3, 2015, 06.55 PMby momartin

    I purchased the fabric at my favorite fabric store,,, Treadle Yard Goods, they have rare and unusual finds..

  • Maureen_in_a_beehive_2007_large

    Jul 3, 2015, 06.53 PMby momartin

    I recommend you use Meg Healy’s video instruction for this dress. it only costs $10.00, it’s a great reference for invisible zipper installation on side seam with an inset sleeve too. I will try to take a photo in the dress..

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    Jun 29, 2015, 08.52 PMby whoiscathy

    I can’t really imagine how the dress actually looks when worn, but I want to say that the fabric is gorgeous! Especially the colors, but also the texture.

    I’d sooo appreciate a picture with the dress on… I’ve seen the rest of the uploads but still hesitant :)) I have a green sari that I bought for craft (incomplete). It is real silk. Reading about your issues to get the fit right, maybe better not to rush into slicing it up right away, though! :))

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    Jun 29, 2015, 06.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress of a fab fabric!!

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      Jul 3, 2015, 06.54 PMby momartin

      Thanks.. even if it does not fit.. it was fun to sew.. I’m going to make another attempt at this..

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    Jun 29, 2015, 05.40 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks great and I love your fabric x

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