Flounce Dress BurdaStyle 01/2017 #112A

 

I will preface this by saying how much I love this dress! So I will go right ahead and show the pictures before all the talking.

Burdastyle 01/2017 #112

BurdaStyle 01/2017 #112

 

Now, the talking bit.

The flounce dress includes a bold flounce to drape in front – which piqued my interest. Initially, I was going to use a cobalt blue crepe, however, at the last minute, I remembered this bright pink wool fabric that I had bought from Fabworks. It is a lightweight wool fabric, similar in texture to pashmina shawls. I found it washed well in a cold water wash and low tumble dry.

Sewing it up was a treat. The fabric is a joy to work with and responds beautifully to a steamy iron. Since the style doesn’t have a zipper – it sews up quite fast. The only tricky bit is when cutting out the pattern. The pieces have to be cut single layer and it is important to mark the seam numbers.

The pattern is a Burda Tall size which is drafted for taller persons. I selected my size based on my bust measurement which put me on size 76. I didn’t change the length of the dress but I did reduce the sleeve length by 2″ to maintain the bracelet length sleeve.

My favourite part of this dress is the flounces at the front. My least favourite is the back fastening. I am considering redoing that back closure and inserting an exposed zip instead. I wore it quite a lot these past 2 months but the back wasn’t an issue since I always wore it layered over a roll neck top. The other annoying thing is that the wool has started pilling where my coat would rub against it :-(.

I definitely want to make this again and do some contrast blocking with the flounces.

This was one of my January #burdachallenge2018 planned makes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hila

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9 thoughts on “Flounce Dress BurdaStyle 01/2017 #112A

  1. Agree with you about the back Hila – that’s a big opening. An exposed zipper would be a good remedy – to be honest it looks like even if the back seam was sewn up to the neck, it would still pop over your head (or would just need a small opening. Wonder why they made the opening so big 🤔 px

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  2. What a beautiful dress in a fabulous colour. You look both amazing and inspiring – I think I’ll be buying my first copy of Burda Style when I’m next in town.

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  3. Great version. I’m currently making this in a draped poly jersey. I sized down and omitted the fastening. It’s still a bit big and needs just a touch of shaping to stop it looking like a nighty ( my daughter’s words) maybe a stronger colour like your pink would have helped.

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