my bright Summer Sewing Challenge outfit

Added Aug 5, 2012

by klassykate

Phoenix, Arizona...

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Description

This is my submission for the Summer Sewing Challenge! I used the dress pattern and skirt pattern from the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook.

I changed the dress into a blouse by drafting the bodice pieces longer, and I omitted the zipper in the back. The white fabric is a woven polyester/cotton blend and the mint fabric is a knit jersey. I used an antique button for the front closure.

For the skirt, I drafted my own variation for less panels, and I added a simple rectangle shaped ruffle to the bottom to make it a maxi skirt. I decided to use french seams for a nice finished look on the inside of my skirt. The floral print fabric is a polyester satin. I sewed on an exposed zipper with the help of a wonderful member’s tutorial here on BurdaStyle.

I love wearing my outfit! It’s fun, bright, and relaxed just like summer should be!

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Classic, Other, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Polyester, Satin

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    Aug 8, 2012, 06.40 AMby libbysharf

    I voted for you!! very refreshing, summary and stylish

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      Aug 9, 2012, 01.32 AMby klassykate

      thank you so much, that means a lot to me!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 04.33 AMby poppykettle

    I’m loving the different fabrics you chose and the key hole top! Looks gorgeous :)

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    Aug 5, 2012, 09.34 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely outfit. the skirt fabrics fab and i love the blouse ruffle x

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    Aug 5, 2012, 08.39 AMby pampula

    very beautiful outfit, I love the mint green ruffle detail on the blouse!

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