Friday, 20 July 2018

BurdaStyle 07/2018 - 113 Knot Dress

I loved this pattern from the July issue of Burda Style and made it in record time (for me anyway) for a whistle stop trip in the UK before heading to Italy for a holiday.

The knot detail at the neck is really interesting, I had assumed it was just a simple slit in the centre front seam, but the pattern pieces are curved and lined so that you end up with a circle that stands out from the bodice a bit.  This creates nice gathers when you add the loop in later.  Fortunately this part of the instructions has an illustration which helps a bit.

I made a size 40 and added around 20cm to the length of the skirt so that it would be midi length (I was making this to wear to Henley Regatta in the UK which has a strict, if slightly prehistoric dress code - nothing above the knee, no trousers or culottes).

I used quite a loud crepe print in shades of pink, orange, black & cream.  It is a complete accident that I ended up with a neat little cream diamond shape at the centre front bodice seam as I did not even attempt any pattern matching.

I really love the finished dress, the v neckline and cut on sleeve style are  my personal favourite shapes and I would like to make it again, perhaps in a solid colour.  

The weather in the UK was absolutely glorious, it was pretty hot the day I wore this and it was really comfortable although it creased a bit from sitting.

It's not like this all day, but these photos from the event amused me - largely empty deckchairs for viewing the rowing and a jam packed bar!   (No judgement from me, I was doing the same!).


  1. I love your fabric. This is a really cute dress; and, one I completely overlooked. My "favorites" tab at Burda Style continues to grow.

  2. Beautiful dress and I think I would be at the bar as I have heard it has been very warm on the UK this year.

  3. Really pretty dress - fabric, style, everything. Looks very nice on you too!

  4. This dress looks great on you! I love the print and colors and the added style "twist."

  5. love it, great fabric and glad you showed how the twist worked. the skirt on your dress looks rather straight whereas the pattern illustration looks more flared. interesting.

  6. Absolutely stunning! Seeing this dress made up is an unexpected surprise since I am making the same dress! It's on my cutting table, and I expect to have it finished before Monday, if all goes well.

  7. You look fabulous in this dress.

  8. Very lovely dress; the knot gives it such a beautiful look.

  9. It turned out perfectly. I didn't care much for this style in the mag but really like yours. And so well sewn, of course!

  10. A lovely dress for a gorgeous day out!

  11. What a gorgeous dress. It looks just right for the occasion, smart and comfortable. Thank you for the construction photos. This dress is on my ever growing list and I am sure that I will be referring back to your post for assistance!

  12. I loved the photos of your dress so much that I hunted down the magazine so I can make it myself. I must say though that the sewing instructions concern me. I have no idea what they mean by 'slit edges' - I hope it becomes clear once I have the pieces cut out and can play around with them.

    This dress looks wonderful on you and you picked an amazing fabric!

  13. Fabulous dress - and I would have been in the bar too!

  14. Ткань очень красивая! Платье получилось очень интересное и аккуратное. Буду шить эту модель, понравилось!
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