Added Oct 11, 2013
Back in summer, I went to Budapest for two weeks, which happens to be my favourite city of all times. Of course I had to look my very best for this special occasion! I had been thinking for a while that I was bored with my usual colour scheme of red, blue or purple and needed to go outside my comfort zone. This orange fabric seemed absolutely perfect for that objective, because I never wear orange. I don’t know why, it’s such a bright, happy colour! Perfect for summer in Budapest. (Bonus points: polka dots! You can never have enough dresses with polka dots, right?)
So I whipped up this little number – the pattern would be rather easy if it weren’t for the fitting issues. It’s definitely drafted for teenage girls. I made two dresses way back when I didn’t have quite as much womanly curves, so to speak, and I don’t fit in them anymore because now I have boobs. Bummer! (Not really.) I had to cut the top in size 40 instead of 36 like my old dresses; I used the old skirt pattern pieces, which turned out to make the whole thing a lot more complicated than imagined. But after a lot of tweaking with darts to make the top line up with the skirt, here it is: My out of my comfort zone orange summer dress for Budapest. I wrote it twice in those two weeks and it really was perfect.
Pattern: Korsagenkleid – 50er-Jahre-Look
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
Be the face of one of our exclusive patterns on BurdaStyle.com!
Fashion & Trends
Swoon for these gorgeous dresses straight off the runway!
Member Project of the Week
See how just a piece of sheer satin transforms this beginner friendly dress!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.