Burda 03/2012 front knot dress

It started with buying 3 meters of a beautiful fabric with a really great print which I didn’t want to break.

I decided on the burda 03/2012 front knot dress, the longer version, because this fabric calls for a long dress…

Of course I said to myself, no way this dress needs 5+ meters of fabric, it must be one of those burda exaggerations.

After hours of copying the pattern pieces (you need to glue several big sheets of papers together), I found out indeed my 3 meters are not enough… 😦

So, quickly, before I loose the moment of actually sitting down and sewing, I shortened the pattern and used another fabric from my stash.

The beautiful fabric will have to wait for another long dress…

This fabric is jersey, so I had to take it down one size and also take the shoulders further in.

It is very flowy and comfortable, and I used a very thin netting for the lining so it’s not too heavy for the summer.


Tummy posing…

Just happy…

8 thoughts on “Burda 03/2012 front knot dress

  1. It’s a shame you had to change your plans but this dress looks so great on you. I bought that issue just for his pattern! I also like that it’s one of those patterns that can be a maternity pattern without being a maternity pattern, if that makes sense? Hehe, it looks comfy and pretty xx

    1. Can’t wait to see yours! Is your sewing room ready?
      btw, we’re moving too in two weeks and I dread the idea of packing all my sewing stuff. I’ll get a much smaller sewing room than yours, and it’s actually sort of a closed balcony… but it’s better then the niche in the living room that I had up to now πŸ™‚

      1. I am just waiting for my carpet installer to ring me, if not this week then early next week and I can finally set myself up, I can’t wait to settle in properly!
        Packing up sewing stuff really sucks, so many things of different sizes. I used zip loc bags and shoe boxes inside bigger boxes so I wouldn’t lose anything. And you’d be surprised how heavy a box of just fabric can be! πŸ™‚ Best of luck with the move, any room is a great room, with some clever storage you’ll really enjoy it πŸ™‚

  2. Just hopped over from Burda. Glad I did. You have some wonderful posts on here. Thank you for the tip on the fabric required for this dress. I would love to have a go at this one in a maxi length. Encouraging that it minimizes your bump! There is hope for me yet (and I have no excuse!) πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I like your blog too.
      It really does the trick to hide my bump, and would probably be a great nursing dress too (till the bump hopefully disappears…)
      Waiting to see your long version!

  3. I love your fabric choice for this dress, i never thought of doing it in a jersey. Its disguises you bump so well. I have made this dress twice, the first came out really well the second was a bit tight under my bust and makes me look as pregnant as you, only there is no baby.

    Congratulations on a great dress.

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