Floaty, Flirty Sundress

Added May 14, 2013


Brisbane, Australia






This dress is my entry for week two of Project Sewn , a sewing competition for women’s clothes. Each week there’s a theme to sew for and someone gets voted off! It’s the sewing equivalent of Survivor. Totally cutthroat!

This week’s theme is a Sundress. I started with the Victory Patterns ‘Satsuki’ as my base and went to town with triangle cut-outs in the front (a sunbeam for my sundress!) and a strappy lattice of triangles in the back. A sundress just ain’t a sundress without some strappy-ness! The body of the dress features giant kimono sleeves (good air flow is essential in OZ) and a tie at the waist to cinch you. The fabric is a silk crepe de chine floral print.

I started this comp two weeks ago with noooo drafting skills, let alone re-drafting skills! So constructing this dress kind of felt like putting an Ikea cabinet together without the manual….you know its possible, but as for how? Guesswork and lots of trial and error!

You can check out the full story here at Cirque Du Bebe
or if you’d like to vote for my entry (that’d be just swell!) you can do so here at Project Sewn.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod

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    May 16, 2013, 11.01 AMby freakusbzzz

    I love it, I love it I love it.

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    May 16, 2013, 10.04 AMby slanoca

    great job! it looks really good.

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    May 15, 2013, 01.33 PMby Silviaspieces

    Lovely dress and i absolutely love the fabric :-)

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    May 15, 2013, 12.58 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric and I like the detail at the back

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    May 15, 2013, 12.50 PMby Kovu

    this is absolutely gorgeous! your triangle details are amazing!!!

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    May 15, 2013, 05.33 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress, i love the fabric and the cut out detail in the backs just gorgeous x

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    May 15, 2013, 01.16 AMby katherinech

    I love it!

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    May 15, 2013, 12.45 AMby sewuknow

    Soo adorable!!

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    May 15, 2013, 12.08 AMby Mauude

    Oh wow, I love it! The back is so cute.

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