Sunday, 22 May 2011

Summer Dress (Burda 2/2011-101)

One more piece from the February issue of Burda magazine.
For me it was a difficult project, I was ready to give up several times. I traced the pattern size 42 according to my measurements in the Burda magazine. It looked big and the decollete looked too big. So I decided to make a muslin first. The neck-line was really low and all the top was too big. So I went two sizes down, to 38 and even after that I had to take in a bit at the shoulder line.
The lining made from thin cotton 80 cm wide. I used only one width of fabric for each front and back parts of the skirt lining. The outer part of the skirt has been cut according to the pattern. The fabric of the outer part is rayon.

I think that subconsciously I was inspired by Doris Day floral dress in The Man Who Knew Too Much . After I finished the dress I realised that the print looks very similar.


  1. I think the fabric you chose is perfect for this pattern.
    I am glad you overcame all the difficulties of this project and the result is a success.

  2. This looks beautiful! I don't know why Burda drafts their necklines so low and wide. But your dress looks gorgeous on you- I love that fabric!

  3. Love your dress. You did a great job on getting it to fit just right. Love the color!

  4. Beautiful dress on you and glad you worked out the fit.

  5. I've seen on flickr that you made the sleeveless version. Very nice too.
    I am in the mood for sewing semmer dresses too. The weather in France is warmer than usual for May.
    Last week I finised one and I started another one yesterday, but I have not blogged about them yet.
    Have a nice week.

  6. Love, love, love! I think if I had to choose a single pattern in life, it would be this. It has everything I love in a dress, a little sweetness, a bit of elegance and sooooo feminine. Like you.

  7. Thank you so much for your compliments, dear friends!