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

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  1. Sarah on 28/08/2011 at 21:08

    What a great dress! It looks wonderful on you! I really like your lime green walls, too. 🙂

  2. Debi on 28/08/2011 at 21:32

    FABULOUS dress! I love a classic shirtdress and this one is perfect!

  3. Mary on 28/08/2011 at 21:57

    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.

  4. Sølvi on 28/08/2011 at 22:33

    Thanks ladies!
    @Sarah: Unfortunately, it is not my wall…;-)

  5. Scruffybadger on 29/08/2011 at 00:02

    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?!

  6. Shelly on 29/08/2011 at 04:58

    I love the classic shirtdress and your is no exception. Looks great! I really must make me one.

  7. Andrea on 29/08/2011 at 14:35

    Ooooh, this turned out lovely – a perfect shirt dress!

  8. Stacy aka Stacybeads on 29/08/2011 at 14:36

    Very pretty and summery! You should definitely make more of these. 🙂

  9. Sølvi on 29/08/2011 at 15:45

    Thanks everyone!
    @Stacy: I am tempted of making one for autumn/winter….;-)

  10. Alessa on 29/08/2011 at 19:14

    Very pretty! I have serious shirtdress envy, I think I have to make one soon…

  11. Zoe on 29/08/2011 at 20:21

    This looks really lovely!!!!!!! LOVE the large collar, makes it really 50s. xxx

  12. Gabrielle on 04/09/2011 at 12:47

    You have been so productive! Another success – another dress that looks so great on!

  13. Catherine on 05/09/2011 at 21:44

    Another wonderful dress and I like your adaptations!

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