Added Jan 6, 2013
by Mary Athey
Antrim, Co Antri...
i made this dress using two cowl neck patterns. the front was burda 8/2011 and the back was my mccalls 9464. my gold dress pattern. i added to the nightmare of doing this by adding sleeves from another pattern lol!! oh well i thought in for a penny in for a pound lol. i had this in mind once i got the fabric and seeing another green done in a similar way just encouraged me to press on. now my machines hate the sequins. i have an alfa standard which i love . its vintage and cam sew through up to 8 layers of fabric leather etc but the sequins floored it. i broke 16 needles all sizes before i gave up. i’ve sewed this 3/4 by hand and that took hours.i did’nt get to wear it as the event we where going to was cancelled so i choose the wrap to wear out instead. i’m hoping to find a way to machine this before i wear it out on the 18th as i don’t want a whoops moment lol.
hand sewn sequin slight stretch fabric and polysatin for the lining
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.