This is another dress I made specially for a holiday to the seaside. Its from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. The style is called a bat sleeve dress. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I was intrigued by this pattern enough to make it.The pictures didn’t really do anything for me but it was the line drawing that grabbed me:
I have made it in ponte before here.The instructions were quite good – though this is very simply constructed dress made up of 2 pieces (front and back) and a neckband. You just have to finish the arm flaps before draping them over each other and securing with the neck-band.
I used a viscose jersey – very drapey and perfect for my purposes. I wanted something akin to a beach cover-up. Easy to to pop on and off. It did the job admirably! Here it is in action.
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Last vacay day before we fly back tonight. Wearing my Burda 06/2016 capelet dress. Love this dress so much and it was perfect for the hot sunny days.🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞#memadeeveryday #burdastyle #burda #sewing #dressmaking #imakemyown #fashion #fashionblogger #style #sewcialist #sewcialists #sewingcommunity #burdasewing #blogcouture #instapic #instagood #photooftheday #beach #instastyle #handmade #handmadestyle #handmadewardrobe
I definitely see more capelet dresses in the future. Its so quick and fast to sew up too.
Thanks for stopping by and until next time-