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Paisley Halter

Added Apr 19, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






I’ve always wanted to make a halter dress but I was kind of worried about bust coverage. Anyways, I found Burdastyle’s 4/2013 #121 pattern and had to try it. It was kind of low so I sewed up the center quite a bit. If I hadn’t there would have been a wardrobe malfunction. I love the circle skirt and there wasn’t too much hemming to cut away.

I tried to find a bandana print fabric at the store but this paisley print was the best I could do. I just can’t wait to wear it in the summer. It’s so easy to make too.

Material Notes

2 yards linen, 16 inch invisible zipper, four 5/8 inch buttons, lining for the bust portion, interfacing




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    May 8, 2013, 05.02 AMby JillStraw

    Love it!!! The color and pattern are stunning on you. I’m about to start mine. I always find burda halters a little too low cut as well….I will definitely be following your lead here! I hope mine turns out as well finished as yours.

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      May 10, 2013, 06.32 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. I’m sure it’ll be great.

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    May 2, 2013, 10.28 PMby MissMaddiePi

    Once again – just PERFECT! I feel the same way about halter dresses and accidents… I just love your version; and the color is stunning on you! I’ll bet you live in this all summer – I would! (And I’m almost ready to post my first project – thanks so much for being so encouraging and always giving such detailed and helpful reviews!)

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      May 10, 2013, 06.38 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you very much. Sorry for this delayed reply. I got really busy with work for a while. I can’t wait to see how your dress turns out.

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    Apr 23, 2013, 03.25 PMby dabura

    Great dress :) Congrats!

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      Apr 28, 2013, 06.26 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Apr 20, 2013, 01.17 PMby Kovu

    this is a great casual summer dress! i wish i could sew up clothes like you.

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      Apr 28, 2013, 06.27 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I know you can sew clothes probably even better than me! Your projects are always so detailed and well sewn.

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.42 PMby Kovu

      aw, thanks for the encouragement! i try all the time but I spend so much time making bags and being a crazy perfectionist, over 50% of the time the finished garment is fine but i hate it for a little mistake, lately I’ve been trying not to be do hard on myself.

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    Apr 19, 2013, 08.27 PMby Mary Athey

    this is gorgeous on you, i love your fabric and the styles lovely x

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      Apr 28, 2013, 06.27 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Mary!

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