Ice-creams in Summer

Added Sep 9, 2012

by alekat

Sydney, Australia

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Description

Well its been a loooong time since I’ve posted on Burdastyle. To see how long – look at my hair length then and now!
Anyway. I’ve still been sewing but I’m only now getting my self around to posting the pics.

This dress is from a recent pattern off Burdasyle – Gathered Dress 06/2012 #126.
Spring has just started for us people “down under” and I’m sure this dress will be a staple for the next 6 months or so. It was very quick and easy – it took about 4 hours from pattern cutting to button sewing.

I found the body to be very “swing-y” so I pulled it in a little. I also added patch pockets to the front so I can carry my pocket change for all those summer trysts down to the corner store for ice-cream!

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Blue and White Moroccan print poly cotton from Spotlight

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Material
Blends

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    Jun 10, 2013, 01.19 AMby kylieburrowes

    I saw this pattern & wanted to try it. Now, I NEED to make it after seeing yours! You did a lovely job :D

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Jun 10, 2013, 06.08 AMby alekat

      Thank you!! It a really simple dress. you could make a few for summer easily

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    Sep 12, 2012, 01.12 PMby vianderek

    Lovely!

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    Sep 11, 2012, 07.43 AMby loulourosa

    Nice dress, the fabric is perfect for this pattern and it looks so good on you!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 15, 2012, 02.52 AMby alekat

      Thank you! I got it from Spotlight (if you’re in Australia)

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    Sep 9, 2012, 12.36 PMby tasallison

    very nice!

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    Sep 9, 2012, 11.53 AMby catofdrurylane

    Really cute, this reminds me I have half of this dress already cut out!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 9, 2012, 12.27 PMby alekat

      Oh hopefully you’ll post it onto Burdastyle?

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    Sep 9, 2012, 10.32 AMby cathysews

    really cute, i want to make this one now!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 9, 2012, 12.28 PMby alekat

      Thanks!

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    Sep 9, 2012, 08.54 AMby carottesauvage

    Sweet dress! An this hairdo suits you too!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 9, 2012, 12.28 PMby alekat

      Thanks! i so want to cut it, but i also want it long. i cant win

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      Sep 10, 2012, 08.09 AMby carottesauvage

      A wig is the solution. Make your friends believe you had a haircut (which is in fact a wig) and ‘let your hair down’ for formal occasions telling your crop is synthetic.
      See how long you can sustain the mystification :) !

    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 15, 2012, 02.54 AMby alekat

      Ingenious! And I could have different colours (googles coloured wigs…)

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    Sep 9, 2012, 08.27 AMby Mary Athey

    i think your dress is lovely. the patch pockets and fabric are fab x

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