Garden Party Dress - gathered dress with cap sleeves

Added Aug 2, 2014

by shibz

Warrnambool, Aus...

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There are so many lovely versions of this pattern on Burdastyle (gathered dress with cap sleeves) that I really had to make one of my own. This floral sheet really emphasises the femininity of the design, though it could go equally well with a more modern print. I performed a 1.5cm FBA on the size 40 to have a better fitting bodice. Other adjustments included adding length to the bodice and skirt, inseam pockets, a centre back zip, and bias binding as a neck and arm facing instead of lining (that is, I was too lazy to line it!).

Though their instructions are typically confusing and sizing ginormous, kudos to Burda for having a printed pattern for the bodice only and leaving the sewist to draft their own skirt. Any pattern that doesn’t involved printing 60 pages is a win in my book!

I feel very flouncy and pretty in this dress – perhaps some tea parties and garden picnics are in store!

Material Notes

single sheet from Salvo’s, Vilene bias tape for stabilising neckline, white dress zipper

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 8, 2014, 01.12 PMby nadia r

    cute

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    Aug 2, 2014, 02.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great job! – Looks very nice on you :-)

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      Aug 5, 2014, 05.04 AMby shibz

      Thank you!

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    Aug 2, 2014, 07.57 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Lovely dress!

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      Aug 5, 2014, 05.04 AMby shibz

      Thanks :)

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