Added Apr 7, 2014
I am a huge sucker for a nice floral print, but somehow I can’t find it that often. And every now and then when I do find one, I go and make as many dresses as I can out of it! In this case I made two, and this was the second one.
Pattern is #116 from Burda 10/2010. I love the cut-out bustline, so flattering! Although cute, cap sleeves are a bit restrictive when it comes to arm movement. It’s not the kind of dress you would wear to go apple picking, but it’s not like I practice any of that lately anyway :)
I changed the skirt, thought it would look cute like this. I love the tiered look on skirts and I made similar silhouette before and I already knew I’ll like it. My scalloped and my upcycled skirts are the most worn garments in my closet, so there was a little chance I could go wrong :)
Since the whole look is quite girly and sweet, I thought that it would be cool to put exposed metal zipper on the back to make it just a bit “tougher”. Sort of. I’m not sure I accomplished that, doubt there’s anything that can make this dress tough :D
Dress is made of cotton, it’s very light and see through so I had to line it. I didn’t have enough of the floral fabric so I used some yellowish cotton for lining. Metal zipper was white, but I did some tea-dying to get more muted and off white shade.
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