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Little Red Contour Bust Dress

Added Jan 4, 2012

by allwrappedup

Melbourne , Aust...






I’ve been eye-ing off this project for a while but never had the right fabric. I finally found some gorgeous red cotton sateen (which is what most store bought dress are made of) and decided to give it a go. This is my first clothing project ever and if you are nervous about giving it ago don’t be! It was quite simple. The only problem I had was with the skirt. I tried gathering it, pleating it, scrunching it but in the end I had 2 hours to go before I had to be at a party so I kind of did both – pleating and gathering. When I make my next one I’ll probably use the free Marie pattern skirt that’s here on Burdastyle.

I also brought the back pieces up above the modest pattern cut, curved the top pieces of the bodice so I wouldn’t have a line right across my bust, added a waistband and some pockets to the skirt. I was a bit too lazy to attach piping to the top part of the bodice to conceal the raw edge so I just cut 2 pieces of the top part of the bodice instead. Can’t wait to try it again.

Blogged about it here:

Material Notes

Cotton Sateen




Garment Type

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    Dec 17, 2012, 12.05 AMby sedes1

    How do i download the pattern for this?

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    Jan 7, 2012, 10.38 AMby laurii

    lovely, looks really great on you! :) x

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    Jan 5, 2012, 07.59 AMby toupinette

    love it! fit you well

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    Jan 4, 2012, 01.04 PMby tirrs

    looks great

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    Jan 4, 2012, 07.04 AMby spamburgerr

    The color and fit of the dress is very flattering on you (: great job!

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