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Lacey & Purple

Added Feb 3, 2011

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






A simple dress based on Burda #117 6/2010. The dress is a loose fit, which makes it wonderful to wear in the hot weather we’ve been having here in Australia!

I used a lovely dusty purple homespun from Spotlight – it’s one of my favourite colours! But don’t even get me started on Spotlight only selling zippers and thread in 1 shade of purple… Anyway I used the bodice from Burda #117 6/2010 (which I lined), and simple rectangles from the remaining fabric for the skirt. I trimmed the bodice seams and waistband with cream cotton lace – it hides the mismatching purple thread quite nicely :)

Is anyone else a lazy sewer who isn’t so keen on adjusting straps to fit? I certainly am, and I often avoid this step by making shoulder ties. Best shortcut ever (although they look odd when you wear a cardigan over the top!)

Unabridged version here: The Forty Acre Wood

Material Notes

Homespun, cotton lace, zipper, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 2, 2011, 11.37 PMby Jodi Wade

    I do the shoulder tie thing out of laziness too sometimes :) Pretty dress.

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      Apr 4, 2011, 07.37 AMby sarsaparilla

      Haha glad I’m not the only one! Thanks :)

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    Feb 4, 2011, 09.04 AMby pampula

    so pretty (like all your other dresses)! Great colour and the lace is adorable, like you:)

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      Feb 4, 2011, 10.44 AMby sarsaparilla

      aw thanks :) Glad you like it!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 06.27 PMby kihli

    Just love the colour with the lace! Yet another great dress!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 11.56 AMby mixtlii

    It’s very cute, and such a good idea to tie the straps! I hate spending time trying to make even fitting straps!

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      Feb 3, 2011, 10.14 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks! Straps can be such a pain :)

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    Feb 3, 2011, 10.49 AMby jodieclark

    Oooh I like this very much! I’m not one to add lace to things but you have me convinced!

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      Feb 3, 2011, 11.27 AMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks Jodie! I’m not a lace-y person at all either (I normally avoid the stuff because I hate looking ‘frilly’), but I’m happy with how it turned out :)

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    Feb 3, 2011, 10.36 AMby janul

    so cute! I like the colour and the lace

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