BurdaStyle Vintage Jane

This short sleeve mini dress pattern is part of the BurdaStyle 1960s Vintage Collection. Wearing the dress is like slipping into 1960s Swinging London, somewhere and sometime I’ve always wished to visit. This might be as close as I get!


The beautiful floral fabric dates to the late fifties, and I found it in a Bellingham antique shop during a trip there last month. It’s lightweight with some body and was a real pleasure to work with.

I cut the dress to a size 36. I ended up removing a couple of inches on the sides and back of the bodice because my muslin garment was a bit too loose, and this was my only alteration. The skirt length isn’t that “mini” on me, but I prefer it this way.



There are some interesting details to this dress. I particularly love the centre front appliqué, and inside the dress, I used my new Brother 1034D to finish up all the seams. This machine is awesome (if a little intimidating when using it for the first time!).

I’m very happy with how the dress turned out and I plan to use this pattern to sew many more!


Thanks for looking!


9 thoughts on “BurdaStyle Vintage Jane

    1. Thank you Amanda! 🙂 That’s awesome. Do you know what you’ll use the fabric for? I love looking for fabric at thrift stores. So many treasures to be found.


      1. I don’t quite know yet. I have a mildly successful Etsy shop where I sell handbags made out of vintage material and neckties that I plan to expand. My husband and I are in the second half of a year-long trip around southern Mexico and I am gathering more material while I am here. There are about 10 Rubbermaid tubs full of vintage fabric sitting in my storage unit in Michigan as well. Can’t wait to get back and start making some stuff!


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