Simple dress – sophisticated look! Sew it up!


Burda's dress blue cover

Hello there, go-doer, enthusiast and simple amazing person! I hope that you all are having great time and enjoying the beginning of the fall, which is more than refreshing over here in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the very beginning of September as set a goal for myself, to accomplish my sewing “to do list”, consisting out of 5 garments, different difficulty. I already got two out of my way, which were two tone wrap blouse and pencil skirt and my next project was to make a dress. Not just any dress, if to be precise, but a dress that would be stylish, comfortable, made out of natural fabric and accommodate business casual dress code at work. Originally it was supposed to be a seamed dress from he latest Burda Style magazine, but I decided to go simple yet sophisticated, since this fabric was just amazing, but I was afraid that diagonal seams would ruin the beauty of the print! Let’s take a look: 

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Burda's dress blue 2

So, quite some time I got a Burda’s simple dress pattern from my mom. I was not quite sure at the moment what exactly I would use it for, but since the construction was very basic I was sure that I could use it as a sloper for my own design. That was all until I found this beautiful, dark blue cotton with floral pattern. It is a very gentle cotton, with flexibility of a denim and a very smooth hand. Right away I knew what I would make out of it!

Fabric: 100% cotton

Pattern: Burda 8511

Accessories: Karen Millen leather heels

Techniques: So, the pattern itself features centered zipper at the back, which I did not include in my sewing, since I can easily take this dress off without the use of the zipper. So I just traced two parts: front and back. Another thing – I shortened the length, and instead of the back slit – did two side slits. This pattern is definitely a must, quite easy to make, very adjustable, BUT a little “potato sack” like in the waist, which did not bother me much. Put on a nice belt – and you’re ready to go, besides it compliments this outfit pretty nice and adds an additional detailed touch. Love, love and again love this pattern!

Burda's dress blue 4

Burda's dress blue 3

Burd'as dress shoes


4 thoughts on “Simple dress – sophisticated look! Sew it up!

  1. I absolutely adore the way you styled the dress with the blazer! It really brings out the beauty of the dress!
    This looks like it will be such a versatile piece!
    (PS. how warm is it in those photos? I haven’t gone outside bare legged/bare armed since August!)

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree – you can use this dress in many ways, maybe even for a retro pick nick in the park? 🙂 Well, it is Las Vegas, pictures were taken at about 9:30 and it was warm enough but still OK, at about noon it would be around 90F, so pretty hot 🙂 I wear short and tank tops on my days off, too hot 🙂


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