burda 7659 Bi-Colour and Lavender Dress


Good-bye summer! I made a linen bi-colour dress

and

chiffon lavender dress.

The pattern I used was burda7659, which I made a few days ago. I cut view C. I bought this pattern last year and wanted to make a dress! Summer is almost over, I should have made them sooner.
I used yellow and sand beige linen. I omitted to make the front and back yoke. I wanted to show off the contrast, so this idea made my dress stand out. Beige clothes don't suit me, but lemon yellow looks good on me (I think). I thought this colour combination was bizarre before making it, but it turned out fantastic.
 I omitted the back zipper, because I didn't want to see it through the thin fabric. I wanted to wear it as a pull over dress, so I chose one size bigger than my normal size, enlarged the arm holes by an inch and added a bias binding trim. I can take it on and off well enough to do without a zipper.

This dress might be the last that I use linen on this year. I love the comfortable dress and will make one with linen from the same pattern next year.

This dress is pullover too. I made the lavender dress with polyester chiffon. This pattern has a puff sleeve pattern. I think this design with a round yoke and puff sleeves is too feminine for me. Therefore, I made the bell sleeve pattern.
Please refer to how to make a bell sleeve pattern if you need.

Copy trace over and cut.

 Lengthen sleeves as needed. Measure width with a ruler.
Divide into four parts.

Cut.

Cut and open by 5 centimetres.

 Set the part on the other sheet with tape. Cut out. -Finish!
This dress design can be worn until fall. I would make one more for fall version with soft wool.
I love this simple pattern. It's a really useful addition to my work wardrobe. If you look for a quick and easy sewing pattern, I would recommend it.
It's about time to sew fall clothes. I can't wait to make them ^_^
Thank you for reading, see you!

Fabric: Bi-Colour Dress, linen 45" 1 3/4 yd (beige), 45" 1 yd (yellow)
Lavender Dress, polyester chiffon 60" 2 1/8 yd
Total time spent: 6hours

30 comments

  1. Wow Eli,these are stunning! I love the dual colours and the contrast neckline. Summer is over here too ( this time last year we were in Japan- happy memories). Look forward to your Autumn makes!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I am glad that you like it. I would like to know how you enjoyed in Japan:)))

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    2. We can talk when we meet next year!😀

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    3. Yes! I can't wait to meet you♪ヽ(´▽`)/

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  2. These dresses are fabulous! I would not have thought to use two colors on the one dress--awesome idea!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! I love this color combo, because beige clothes don't suit me. I think it's useful idea.

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  3. I love your bi - coloured dress! I have once sewn a very similar dress, many years ago, it might even have been the same Burda pattern! I never thought of sewing a shirt!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Nilla! I really love Burda pattern. If I have a chance, I would like to see your dress too:)

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  4. Both dresses are beautiful but I adore that bi-colored dress. It is elegant, chic and stylish. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Tomasa! I love the bi colored dress. It's very comfortable. I would like to make one more with another color.

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  5. Very stylish and creative! I also wouldn't have thought of using two colors but it turned out so beautiful. I love your pictures - you look stunning!

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    1. Thank for your lovely comment, Olivia! I am glad that you like these pictures:) I really love taking pictures of flowers and old architectures.

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  6. Both dresses are beautiful. Love the bell sleeves and you did a lovely work on modified the pattern.
    I had this pattern in stash for so long, I think I should make one :)

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    1. Thank you, Hana! I think this design will great on you. Your works always lovely and elegant:)))

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  7. Anonymous9/20/2016

    Awesome, Eli! I love the bi colored dress. It's very stylish.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am flattered!

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  8. These are both great dresses, and I especially like the bi-color effect. I'll save that idea for future consideration.
    Thanks for posting the tip on how to create a flared sleeve shape.

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    1. Thank you, betty:))) I'm really glad if my idea help your project. I have a lot of scraps of fabric, so I will make a bi-color dress with them.

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  9. Both dresses are lovely. I like simple and comfortable pattern. But my heart beat faster on view bi-colored linen dress. It's my favorite fabric...

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, ThimbleLady! I love linen too:) Japanese summer is very humid, I often wear clothes with linen.

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  10. This is so adorable! I love your bi-color dress! :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Alli. I am pleased:)))

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  11. These dresses are both gorgeous, but I am absolutely in love with the linen one! The decision to use the contrast color on the front in that way is just perfect and it looks amazing on you. Wonderful work! :) Lisa

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate that. I really love the linen dress. It make me look thinner for bi-color:)

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  12. I congratulate you, I liked and It's my favorite fabric.

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    1. Thank you, aysel! I like linen too:) It's very comfortable to wear.

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  13. What a cool idea - a spliced dress! Love your colour and fabric choice Eli!
    Ivona
    ivonanagel.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, ivonanagel! I love this idea and the fabric combo too.

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  14. Trés chic les deux robe. J'adore...

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