1940s | 1950s

Burda 7179

November 27, 2015

Hello everyone!

After waiting 2 weeks for the buttons to arrive, I finally finished this dress!

It’s made of a medium thick wool (keeps me warm! ), it’s lined with usual polyester lining and for the first time, I used bound buttonholes. Really gives the garment a nice finish. I took a detail picture as well. 9 in total took me quite some time to sew, but alas, they’re done now and they’re okay 😀


For the pattern I used Burda 7179 for the top part and the skirt was made with a Butterick pattern. Although I simply cannot remember the exact number, it’s from their retro line.

The collar isn’t exactly the same on each side, but that’s okay with me. I have a hard time sewing lapel collars, so this is still a great result (at least for me! ).

Unfortunately the sleeves got a bit too short ( I ran out of fabric), so I mostly wear them either rolled up or like in the photos.


So far I’m still debating wether or not I should insert some pockets into the side seams, because pockets, well, they make everything better, right? 😀

kleidpaspelClose Up.

kleidkragenNot symmetrical. but that’s okay.

kleidinnenI really enjoy looking at the insides 😀 And yes, unironed lining, oops!

kleidfrontNo pettycoat and it still hangs so nicely!

kleidmanschetteAaaand the cuffs :3 I used normal buttonholes on them, as I had already finished them before I got the idea for the bound buttonholes. I also think it would’ve been too thick otherwise.

So, I hope you like my new favourite dress as much as I do!

It definitely is going to be worn a lot during this years winter, that’s for sure! 😀


Greetings from Germany,


  1. Your dress is absolute perfection! It’s precisely that kind of a dress I want to make and wear. I’ve been looking for a similar pattern so thank you for pointing out that Burda –I will try to get my hands on a copy.

  2. So Beautiful! I was so inspired that I went out and bought the pattern for myself today! And I LOVE the wool, almost makes me wish I lived somewhere with weather cold enough to use it.

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