Another African wax print dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

The two fabrics used in this dress are souvenirs from fabric shopping in Paris with Felicity last year.

The pattern is BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131 in a size 44 with the cap sleeves swapped out for regular sleeves from BurdaStyle 10/2012 #118

I moved the neckline up a few cm, and used my stipey square fabric on the bias for the side front panels.

The handsome Mr Bingley (Nonsuch‘s sewing assistant) helped me place the pattern pieces just right.

Other changes were a centre back zip and slits on the side seams.

I didn’t have a long enough zip, so I added a button and loop at the back neck.


This dress pattern now will enjoy a break! After 5 versions I think I need to try something else…

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21 Responses to Another African wax print dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

  1. Love the fabric combos here. Did you see my latest wax-print Edwardian get up?
    I have an op-art version planned for summer…

  2. Paola says:

    You’ve married up this fabric and pattern so well. Eye catching and original.

  3. Tia Dia says:

    Every version of this pattern you’ve made look good and fit so well. I’m going to have to trace it off and give it a go. Love the combination of prints in this dress.

  4. Robin says:

    Amazing combination of fabrics and style! Lovely!

  5. This fabric is fabulous! And your dress is outstanding. Cute cat too!

  6. Lynsey_makes says:

    Super dress, love how you have worked the fabric! It looks great on 😊

  7. Great use of the prints. Looks fabulous!

  8. Karey says:

    I really like the look of this with the longer sleeves. The prints are great too.

  9. Mary in Thailand says:

    Looks as though your cats help paid off!
    Very handsome animal.

    • SewingElle says:

      Handsome indeed. He is very appropriately named mr bingley by my literary friend. Unfortunately not my cat though. This was a fun sewing day away from home.

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