BurdaStyle: vintage dress

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Anytime I see a lovely printed cotton I try to buy at least 2 meters. Why 2 metres? Because that's the least amount of material I need for a dress with a full circle skirt. This fabric wasn't an exception, and the Burda Style pattern was the perfect choice for it.

Last week was a pretty busy one which is quite surprising for a housewife, isn't it. We had to go to some places in the daytime and it was the perfect opportunity for me to wear my new vintage Burda Style dress. Even though I do bake and sew retro style dresses most of the time, I'm not a typical 50s housewife. I still don't wear all my best garments along with the red lipstick and flawless hairdo to the supermarket... At least not yet. But I do wear my best clothes to places like a Town hall.

As for this dress, it was almost ready and I did my best to finish it just in time for the next day.

It's a Burda Style vintage dress 1/2015 #126.  Unfortunately, it's not available for download yet.

I used only the bodice from it. Skirt is a basic full circle one that I drafted myself.

I changed the back piece a little bit and located the zipper in the central back seam.

I've read some reviews on that pattern that were saying that the neckline doesn't fit perfectly. It was true in my case, but it wasn't difficult to fix that small problem.

After the first fitting I wasn't sure if I like those sleeves or not, but I've changed my mind when the dress was completed. I think they add a lovely retro charm.

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  1. Such a pretty summer dress. Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

  2. Hi, thank you so much! Of course you can share it.

  3. Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees