Added May 29, 2014
I made this dress a few years ago and it’s been my summer staple ever since! It’s the sort of thing I can just throw on without even thinking, I just love that.
The dress is actually a refashion – I made it out of the store bought skirt that I never wore. I don’t have the before pictures but the skirt was just a huge rectangle gathered onto a smaller rectangular piece that was going around the hips. A bit odd look, guess that’s why I never wore it. But I loved the print so I decided to try and give it a new life. I just ripped the two parts apart, luckily there was enough of fabric to cut the bodice pieces out of the smaller one and then I sewed the lower skirt part back onto it. To keep it from being too short I added a waist piece out of some red rayon I had leftover from my scalloped skirt . All in all, I love how it turned out!
Dress is made with pattern #118 from Burda 06/2010. I love this pattern, I already made two dresses with it and I plan to use it again. I love how it fits, it’s perfect for a smaller bust. And it’s perfect for the hot summer days as well! Hope you’ll like it :)
Burda Style Videos
Help us count down our TOP 10 most popular videos and get inspired!
Meg got an inside look into our new course, and see why she thinks you need to register too!
Leopard print, stripes, and mod coats for fall.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to sew these overalls with a modern twist!
This course will guide you through the process of creating an 8-piece Lingerie Collection!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.