Added Oct 15, 2010
by Peter Lappin
New York, United...
I made this beautiful A-line tunic dress from BurdaStyle pattern #102 as part of a Burdastyle competition. The dress has a basic tunic shape, with tucks on either side of a front yoke that is closed with button loops and tiny shank buttons. It was fun to make and I love the way it came out.
I had never made button loops before and they were challenging but they look great and really give the dress an authentic “peasant” look. I am so fortunate that my lovely identical cousin Cathy was willing to model two different looks: bohemian folk singer and urban career woman! (Which do YOU prefer?)
More pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.
I used a beautiful Westminster liberty art fabric (co-sponsors of the competition) designed by Kaffe Fassett and part of his paisley collection. The design is called “lozenge” in mint. It was a joy to work with, with lots of body and considerable drape.
Learn the skills you need to create a pant pattern that fits beautifully
Pattern of the Week
Show a little leg in this sexy skirt with a thigh high slit!
In this Flagship Kit for only $19.99
The kids are sure to steal the show in this charming collection of classic, elegant pieces.
Member Project of the Week
She made this dress for her high school graduation, and it looks fab!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.