Added Mar 21, 2010
I got myself some amazing old pattern magazines. The pattern that inspired this dress is from a magazine in Germany during the war years – from 1942. I was very intrigued by those sleeves. You should see the funky pattern pieces! I was going to do everything original, but the skirt had a really strange shape (they had to be very economical with their material!) and I ended up changing it. Also the waistband and belt loops are from me, hence the project name. I got a little off my precision path – because I started improvising, but all in all I am happy with it. You could wear a belt with it of course, but I think it works just as well without.
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.