Burda Style Sewing Patterns 6496 Faux Wrap Dress

If you love the look of a Diane VonFustenburg inspired wrap dress, but can never pull it off gracefully, this is the pattern for you. I love the look of a wrap dress. I have made several over the years only to have to donate them because I don’t like the fit of the wrap. You need to consider adding this Burda Style sewing patterns 6496 to your pattern collection.

On this Burda patterns version, the stitched surplice top and faux wrap help eliminate an unexpected “reveal!” There is no gapping, no ties to fuss with, and you can sew it up to fit perfectly.

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The Pattern

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Burda Style 6496

The Burda Style 6496 is a pattern you will want to have in your pattern stash. It has the classic lines of a wrap dress with out the ties, buttons, snaps, etc. associated with wrap dresses.

When Minerva asked me to make a video for this Burda faux wrap dress pattern, I was excited to give the pattern a try. I loved it! I loved it so much I wore it to my daughter’s “Happily Ever After” party. She eloped in Telluride — another dress — Vogue 9253.

The pattern comes in a nice range of sizes EUR 34-48 and US 8-20. It would be perfect made up in rayon, crepe, lightweight linen, and any fine fabric with a soft hand. Know for their magazine patterns, Burda Style includes the seam allowances in it’s enveloped pattern pieces.

The Fabric

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Peacock Nebula Viscose Challis

I loved working with the Minerva Exclusive Peacock Nebula Viscose Challis Fabric. It sews beautifully and presses easily. The drape of the viscose challis is devine. It has a rich drape that floats away from the body, perfect for every type of figure.

A few things to consider — this fabric is actually a one-way design. The directional print of the peacock feathers have a distinct top and bottom. This means you need to lay your pattern pieces out with them all facing to the top; which can gobble up fabric pretty quickly. And you certainly don’t want your feathers going in different directions.

I had 1.5 meters for the long, sleeveless dress. Since I had to shorten the length of the dress (I’m 5″2′) and I had just enough fabric. However, if you want to achieve the look on the envelope – just above the ankle, you are going to need a little more fabric.

Second Make

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Tropical Tiles Linen Viscose

I loved Burda Patterns faux wrap dress so much, I am making a second one out Minerva Exclusive Tropical Tiles Linen Viscose Blend Fabric. I am going to make this one long and sleeveless also. I don’t plan to change anything but the fabric. I wear a lot of sleeveless garments, they work all year round — simply add a jacket when it gets colder.

I can’t wait to get it finished!

The Burda Patterns Sew Along Video

The sew along video produced for Minerva’s YouTube channel will be posted here as soon as it is up and running. With the sew along, you will find this garment so easy to make, you will want to sew up a few of these cute little dresses.

In the mean time, I’ve posted a little preview on YouTube.

Burda Pattern 6496 Review

There are a few things that stand out in this pattern. The vertical darts give the impression of a a long and lean waistline — one of my best friends. The pattern is made for someone very tall, I shortened the skirt eight inches. (I’m 5’2″). The pattern can be dressy or casual with the addition of accessories.

Burda Sewing Pattern Review

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This Burda Style Sewing Pattern gives you a few design choices, both figure flattering for most body shapes. The timeless faux wrap dress pattern in two lengths, short or sleeveless options, and a variety of sizes in one envelope are good reasons to sew up this gem. The long waist and skirt and bodice darts make this dress a must have in your wardrobe. The viscose challis fabric is a dream to work with. It stitches up beautifully, presses to perfection, and drapes like a dream.

Happy Sewing,


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7 thoughts on “Burda Style Sewing Patterns 6496 Faux Wrap Dress

  1. This is a beautiful burda-style faux wrap dress pattern. And am a fan of the long and lean waist as well. And the fabric you chose is beautiful!

  2. Burda Style Patterns 6496 is a gorgeous faux wrap design. Thank you for sharing the beauty of it with us!

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