Added Feb 26, 2011
I’ve admired lots of collared dresses in the shops recently and thought I would have a go sewing my own. Although I bought this burdastyle paper pattern (burda #7494) back in July 2010, a wedding in February 2011 finally gave me a deadline to completing it.
I chose this fabric because I LOVE it! And also because it was on sale! My other favourite things about this dress are the collar and the tailored style.
I had to modify the pattern to fit my (short) height and also decrease the amount of pouf generated by the skirt back pleats. I also substituted the dress zipper for an invisible zipper. The skirt is lined as per pattern instructions. The pattern also includes instructions for a belt, but I used a vintage belt. I didn’t make the jacket included in the pattern.
Dress : Prism Print Poplin Flowers, purple 112cm ($5.00/metre from Spotlight bargain pile);
Collar: Top Pop Poplin, white 112cm ($3.99/metre from Spotlight);
60 cm invisible zipper, white;
Pattern notes also suggest silk, taffeta, crepe (dress) and organza (collar)
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