Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-108

Shirtdress, BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-108


This is a BurdaStyle Magazine pattern from the June 2008 issue. Pattern number 108.

Pattern type:



Highly recommend.

Pattern Description:

Shirtdress pattern with elastic waist and darts both in the front and the back. Knee length.

Pattern Sizing:

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yup. Except for the obvious difference that I omitted the sleeves…;-)

BUrda 06-2008Technical drawing of the dress.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

I didn´t have any trouble following the instructions, although I must admit that I usually use my Vogue Sewing book when I am attaching collars.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I liked the darts shaping the waist on this dress. This is a clever way of adding waist definition without the “troubles” of more pattern pieces. I also liked the substantial collar. It is actually quite large!

Fabric Used:

I used a white and blue gingham shirting fabric purchased at Mood Fabrics in NY.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I omitted the sleeves, I had them cut out and ready to be used, but I liked the way it looked without the sleeves, so I made some facings instead and left it like that.

I also made a FBA.

I omitted the elastics in the waist as well – I almost always use this dress with a belt, so I figured the elastics were unnecessary .

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I might make this again, maybe this time with the sleeves. I´ll absolutely recommend it to others. Lovely pattern!


A good and basic shirt dress pattern.

Shirtdress, BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-108

0 Responses to Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-108

  1. That is a wonderful style on you. I am in the process of planning a shirtdress for a girlfriend and I really like this pattern.

  2. What a cute shirt dress. I love the shape with collar over sleeveless top and the flared skirt. Makes me feel like summer’s still here?!

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