Added Sep 30, 2011
First ever dress. First side zip, first lining, first gathering, first fully fitted anything and it came out great. I had to hand sew the last bits of the lining to the zip and gathered section as I couldn’t work out how to do it with my machine. The dress instructions were pretty straightforward…with a little help from you-tube. I omitted the in-seam pocket as it seemed to slightly puff out and ruin the line of the skirt. I used an old white pillowcase for the lining. It required a fair bit of resewing to get the fit right as I don’t have a dress form but with some expert pinning by my fella, I got there.
Japanese cotton lawn
Comment To Win
Share your top fabric care tips for a chance to be in the magazine, and to get the issue for free!
See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
Fashion & Trends
Can't wait for the Hunger Games film? Sew up the perfect Katniss outfit!
Pattern of the Week
Sew yourself a bunch of different colored pullovers this season for a cozy and quick project!
Watch the video to find out more about our two excited and interactive courses
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.