Perfect White Summer Dress

Added Jun 10, 2009

by nutmeg1

Queens, New York...

Dtg2zgrzsuao_5ejh-_ymzbs9qgrlobfcdcgqdqaouygozg11bymcgr1rk4z4i8f_thumb

Views

1499

D80508316ed7c684db18103b222a903ebe99a4e6_large

Description

So excited about this dress! It started out as a rectangle of fabric I inherited from a friend who was moving and downsizing. I knew immediately what it would become, but didn’t make it until I had an event to go to that required all-white attire. Therefore, the dress was a little rushed (I found out about the event the day before!) but I am really happy with the results.

For the top I stretched out some elastic and sewed it to a finished top edge. I made a casing for the under-bust drawstring and used the fabric I cut from the hem of the dress as the drawstring. I needed to take the dress in about 6 inches in the only seam from the original width of the fabric, otherwise it was just too poofy. Added a small kick pleat, and voila! A dress!

Material Notes

lightweight cotton, elastic

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian
Material
Cotton

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Sydney_opera_house_square_large

    Feb 17, 2010, 09.12 PMby melindalouise

    This looks great, I love the fabric pattern at the hem

  • 048_large

    Aug 30, 2009, 04.48 PMby mesha2316

    Love it!

  • 8aab26d1232966848811938dbe1d10e03f33b63c_large

    Jun 11, 2009, 09.12 AMby haleema

    Very nice.
    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 18 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/perfect-white-summer-dress