Let me preface this by saying that this is possibly my most favourite dress ever! Don’t believe me? Check out this IG video….
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Good morning😘. #ootd is my Burda style cowl neck dress layered over my Sewaholic Renfrew top. #morningdancer #dressmaking #sewaholic #sewcialists #seeing #sewing #memadeeveryday #burdastyle #burda #sewaholic #renfrew #sewcialists #blogcouture #styke #photooftheday #ilovetodance #instapic
Made with some fabric I have been very precious about ever since I bought it at Fletchers Fabrics in Leeds Market.
This fabric waited patiently for its partner pattern. In other words, it was a stasher. For a long time. Then I saw this on Burdastyle.com…..
Like magic, I suddenly remembered the swirly 60’s style jersey knit fabric that was buried somewhere in my stash. It was a perfect marriage of pattern and fabric IMHO and, again, I cant tell you how much I love this dress!!! Pictures first….construction details second…..
I cut the size 38 which is my Burda size. No alterations at all. I didn’t use the instructions on this one – I just sort of pinned it out and took it from there. So I pinned the overlap how I wanted it to look, not sure if that’s what the designer was going for.
A brief perusal of the instructions had revealed that the sleeve was to be set it – No Burda – much as I love your drafting and style, I will not set in a knit jersey sleeve!!!!! I used the flat construction method instead and its ok.
All seams were overlocked. A simple zigzag finished the hem and the sleeves. I have plans to make this as a top and a shorter dress in a solid knit. I suspect this might become a TNT by the end of 2017 🙂
Thanks for stopping by…and until next time, happy sewing all!
Peace and love,