Hot! The “Parisienne” dress

For this challenge I planned a super creative idea to come to my mind. Well, it didn`t work. I went to Istanbul recently, so this would have been a great source of inspiration, but it didn`t come. So I took a boring and uncreative solution and made this dress, which has been on my to-do list for quite a long time. Burda called it “Parisienne” which means “woman from Paris”, there you find the city-connection. Moreover I haven`t been able to take nicer pictures due to the very poor weather in Germany.

On the other hand: I love it! I think it turned out very well and the fabric feels great, that`s why I didn`t line it (well, the other reasons are laziness and lack of matching lining in stash, but those aren`t official). And I finally got the perfect outfit to wear that super cute belt with.

The Facts

Fabric: salt & pepper
Pattern: “Parisienne” dress of Burdastyle 08/2009
Year: 2009
Notions: Invisible zipper
Time to complete: one day
First worn: for the pictures
Wear again? Yes

Total price: I forgot how much the fabric and the zipper were



Lina started sewing in 2006 and learned most of it by doing. Crafting in general isn´t only a hobby but a way of life for her.


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  1. I love your dress and that style is really ‘you’.

  2. I can see why you were happy with the pattern. I looks very nice on you. I think your color scheme for the fabric and the background of your photos really told a story–a yummy one, like enjoying orange sherbet. Well done!

  3. I had thought of this same dress as a backup plan, since I love Paris!
    Great job, I love the fabric you chose!

  4. Gorgeous dress! Looks great on you. I love the draping in the skirt front. :-)

  5. Hi Lina, beautiful draping across the front, tres Chic!

  6. What a cute dress! I love it with the belt and bow buckle. Very nice!

  7. I love this dress. Interesting draping has become something I look for now on patterns. And these types are great in solid colors. Nice job!