NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Light Blue Dress

Added Mar 29, 2011

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I used the retro Butterick 5209 pattern. I used a light blue chiffon fabric that I got at Wal-mart for $1 a yard! I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out, I might make another one, but just with an open back next time. I hope you like it. :)

Material Notes

Chiffon, inviable zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Geek, Grunge, Punk

25 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Tig_large

    Jun 19, 2011, 04.30 PMby helenadoll

    so lovely, VERY alice in wonderland :)

  • Dsc_0671_large

    May 5, 2011, 08.18 PMby liliarike

    wow! very very beautiful!

  • 318475_289225844427495_149114805105267_1417786_198827818_n_large

    May 5, 2011, 05.11 PMby shelley .

    That dress is wonderful

  • Missing

    May 5, 2011, 01.16 PMby agy

    A real beauty – you and the dress!

  • J_s_painting_large

    May 5, 2011, 01.46 AMby lizajane09

    Gorgeous. And the photos are spectacular as always.

  • Mzl_ljixuoxi_320x480-75_large

    May 4, 2011, 05.37 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Pretty….for those of you intimidated by sewing chiffon, don’t be! Use a spray stabilizer like Sullivan’s to temporarily stiffen your fabric so that it’s almost feels and acts like a heavyweight cotton…temporarily. Wash it out…badadump, normal chiffon again!

    3 Replies
    • Missing

      May 4, 2011, 09.46 PMby amandapandamo

      Great idea! i never know how to finish edge seams though- it always gets sucked into the machine…and gets stringy after washing

    • Image_large

      May 4, 2011, 11.57 PMby rifka

      Great advice! Never even crossed my mind. Thanks.

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      May 6, 2011, 01.10 PMby melonhead

      Wow I’ve never even thought about that. I’ll have to give it ago. :)

  • Hs_square_large

    May 4, 2011, 03.47 PMby cooi

    Wow the field you are in a very eerie. Kinda reminds me of the new Alice in Wonderland for some reason.

  • Svpply_large

    May 4, 2011, 03.44 PMby postmodest

    Beautiful! and I looove these photos! <3

  • Display_large

    Apr 30, 2011, 02.18 PMby VintageFusion

    oh i so wish there was somewhere that sold cheap fabric here :( love the dress by the way so cute will wait for a sale on butterick patterns and give it a go

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      May 6, 2011, 01.12 PMby melonhead

      Aw thanks you! Yes it’s such a fun and easy pattern. I’ve made two other dresses from it I like it so much. Definitely recommend it! :)

  • 267619_10150240216071864_592951863_7584678_5036718_n_large

    Apr 4, 2011, 07.23 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Very sweet and the photos are stunning.

  • Mypicture_large

    Apr 3, 2011, 01.27 AMby SewnLovely

    Perfect was the first word that came to mind, then magical. I love it : ]

  • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

    Apr 2, 2011, 02.34 AMby melonhead

    Thank you everyone for such kind words! :)

  • Image_large

    Apr 1, 2011, 09.53 AMby louisebarbara

    beautiful dress, the colour is perfect.

  • Dscf1947_large

    Mar 31, 2011, 02.31 PMby wonderlandalys

    So pretty! And what lovely photos! Really beautiful. Well done.

  • Img_5396_large

    Mar 30, 2011, 03.15 PMby pampula

    oh what a beautiful and magical dress! you look like a fairy in those photos:)

  • Dsc_0684_2_large

    Mar 30, 2011, 02.04 PMby prairieponygirl

    Look gorgeous. As always. :)

  • Wedding_large

    Mar 30, 2011, 01.51 PMby leashbean

    the dress, the hair and the pictures remind me of florence and the machine! so pretty!!!

  • 0902_lon_002__large

    Mar 29, 2011, 10.02 PMby bekaem

    You should make another one, even if it was just to take more of those beautiful pictures.

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Mar 30, 2011, 01.22 AMby melonhead

      Aw thank you!

  • Ghetto_girl_goes_to_colo__large

    Mar 29, 2011, 07.09 PMby turtlegirl00

    GORGEOUS!!! i can’t believe you found fabric for a buck!! Our walmart removed their fabric section… Dress and photos are GREAT! Way to go!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Mar 30, 2011, 01.22 AMby melonhead

      Aw thank you!! I know they were talking about removing mine too, but then they decided not too…I was so glad!

  • 587d0c998f4f3780fd6d76fd74d26756_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 07.06 PMby charlotteauzou

    I love the pictures ! And the dress :D

  • Burda_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 06.05 PMby emilysmithpearce

    This is so cool. The photography is also excellent.

  • Green_eyes_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 04.41 PMby frankiesoup

    Wow! That’s so pretty! It looks cold where you are though!

  • Avatar3_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 04.13 PMby carottesauvage

    So cute an ethereal! The sky and earth collide …nice contrast

  • 1_copy_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 03.58 PMby dottty

    I do like it, its lovely :)x

  • Me_2_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 03.55 PMby msgems

    Gorgeous as ever!! Nice one pickle.

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Mar 29, 2011, 04.21 PMby melonhead

      Aw thanks buddy!! :D

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 62 people added it