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Green Island Dress

Added Aug 14, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






My last trip to F+W Studios I filmed How to sew the BurdaStyle Island Placket Dress and this is my finished dress! I have been wearing it a lot this summer because it is so flowy and works great as an easy day dress to wear. I will say I have yet to actually wear it on an Island, but I think it would be the perfect dress for that.

The Island Placket Dress was quite fun to sew, and comes together nice. I used a sheer fabric so I lined it but if you want the project to use less fabric and sew quicker use a lightweight non-sheer fabric like a silk, opaque polyester or cotton. If you plan on making this dress I suggest checking out the tutorial video to see all the steps I took to sew this dress, I didn’t follow the BurdaStyle instructions exactly so it will give you a different sewing perspective.

My favorite part of this dress is the back styling and the button front detail, it is a great way to add a bit of flash to the dress without having to wear jewelry.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type



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    Apr 25, 2015, 09.20 PMby Mokara

    I love this dress Meg! and I really like the fabric you used, looks great on you.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 12.01 AMby Mary Athey

    This is fabulous on you Meg. your third photos is stunning. Everything about this is first class x

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    Aug 15, 2014, 05.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Amazing dress! You have done a great job with this! :)

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    Aug 15, 2014, 12.34 PMby nrobson

    Hot haute couture hippie look

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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.02 PMby MegH


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    Aug 15, 2014, 04.10 AMby cur-jargon

    Meg…just watched your tutorial video for sewing this dress. Great job! You make it look like a cinch ;)

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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.03 PMby MegH

      Thanks! I am glad you liked it, I try to make it look as easy as possibly so people know they can do it too!

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    Aug 15, 2014, 02.50 AMby izbott

    Meg you look sensational. It’s lovely!
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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.03 PMby MegH

      Thank you so much :)

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    Aug 14, 2014, 09.36 PMby kisses

    Love the fabric and the dress. It looks good on you! Really thinking about this style but hesitant because of my boobs.

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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.50 AMby izbott

      I hear what you are saying kisses. I too hesitate. Meg has done an awesome job with this dress.

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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.04 PMby MegH

      Yah the thing about this dress is that you can’t really wear a bra with it, but I double interfaced the bust area pieces for extra support and then made them a little shorter in length to pull everything up, haha.

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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.52 PMby kisses

      Thanks for the info…I have to look into it.

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