Added Nov 2, 2010
This is the first time that I have sewn something to wear! I made this dress for my brother-in-law’s wedding. In true-to-me fashion I finished it the morning of the wedding. The dress is made from McCall’s 5382. It looks like a prom dress from the pattern, but I used a light weight cotton voile that I think made it look less prom-ish.
Since this was my first real sewing experiment, there are a few things that I learned (invisible zippers and boning) and a few things I would change (make one size smaller – I pinned it to my bra so I wouldn’t lose the dress while dancing!. I would also have chosen a different fabric for the lining, it was a stiff broad cloth that gave the dress a little too much structure in the skirt).
Overall I am happy and hope to have many more projects to come!
Get all 11 of these retro inspired patterns for one low price!
Pattern of the Week
Hippie meets grunge in this plaid top with flared sleeves and a round neckline.
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
Member Project of the Week
Peneloping's hand beaded frock is a real stunner.
Make these brand new blouses and dresses in candy colored silk.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.