Added Aug 16, 2010
New York, New Yo...
Today marks a new series of projects in which our members are given a chance to create a BurdaStyle pattern variation and tutorial to be spotlighted on our homepage! Today’s project was created by Grosgrain, and if you haven’t seen her blog, you should really check it out. Grosgrain used BurdaStyle friend Twinkle by Wenlan’s blouse pattern and truly transformed something formal into day wear. You can comment on Grosgrain’s blog to WIN this dress!
“With the collar, neck ties and skinny pencil skirt, I thought the end look was a little 1940s.” We agree that this frock is a lovely spin off of the 40s, yet the modern sleeve design and silhouette makes this dress a current hit. The bright yellow buttons, accessories and contrasting white and navy fabric lend this dress a retro look. This project translates so well in solid navy & white fabric with contrasting yellow buttons— it would be cool in a print as well.
The original Twinkle blouse featured on BurdaStyle was made in silk chiffon and crepe. Today’s project is much easier to work with in cotton = much more welcoming to beginners:
Self: 2 yards (1.8 m.), 1/2 (.45 m.) yard of piping, 11 plastic yellow buttons
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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