Added Aug 14, 2014
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.
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