Burda Colourblock Dress II

Ever since finishing the first Burda Colourblock Dress, I have had various colour combinations on my mind for a second or even a third version of this pattern – Burda 02/2012, model 117b.

I have been and still continue to wear the first version very often and it is very likely that the new dress will be one of my favourites as well:



As the pattern had been tested before, it was even easier and quicker to sew it up this time. The only time-consuming detail is changing the threads – when connecting different colour blocks, I use different colours of upper an lower thread accordingly.

The size I cut is the same as always for Burda patterns – size 38. The material is ponte knit – exactly the same quality and weight of fabric in different colours. I think this is also the most difficult part in colour blocking – finding the same fabric in different shades (and more than 2!) is not always easy.

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Isn´t it amazing how the shoes can change the whole look? I love high heels, but due to my work and lifestyle I cannot wear them as often as I would like to.

In March I will spend a short holiday in Paris with my mother and obviously the sportier look will be my choice. The edgy sneakers are from my trip to Portugal in September.


I think the pattern contains endless options – in addition to playing with different colours, one could also combine the same colour but different textures or materials – say, black ponte knit and faux leather? This would also be a solution if the same fabric cannot be found in several colours, as I pointed out earlier.



15 responses to “Burda Colourblock Dress II”

  1. Stunning! Love both the dresses, they look amazing on you 😀

    1. Thank you so much, Thimberlina!

  2. This dress is really cute ! You choose a great colors combo ! I love that you can change its style just by changing the shoes !

  3. Such fun! Perfectly matching shoes…both styles!

    1. ..and boots 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Katherine!

  4. Both versions are very different but equally lovely. I can see why you would make it twice.

  5. Love both colour ways. A question though. I made this dress and had difficulty getting the top to hold together without visible stitching. What method did you use?

    1. Thank you, Gail! Depending on the version, I have sewn the yellow/dark blue piece on the beige from the INSIDE, stitching as close as possible to the facing seam of the yellow/blue piece. I hope this helps!

  6. Love the colours! thank you for shareing so many pictures! It looks so well made! Oh and the shoes are to die for, i bet they are really conffy too!

    1. Thank you so much, Alice!

  7. What a gorgeous dress, you look fabulous in it. I also love those shoes which match too! Great make.

    1. thank you so much, Sylvie!

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