Pins and Needles Dress

Added Mar 31, 2011

by meredithm

Montreal, Canada

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Description

I’ve added an entry on this dress at the Department of Household Sciences blog.

This dress is based on the bib-front dress featured in the October 2010 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Although I loved the inset front, I decided to omit the sleeves and cuffs, and also took in part of the waist with a soft gather (the dress is more like a tent otherwise, and that’s not good on anybody…). Overall I am completely in love with it, and can’t wait to wear it as soon as it warms up. The buttons are vintage, and the ruffled insets in the shoulder seams were just made with off-cuts when I shortened the hem during the process of sewing this.

Material Notes

The main fabric is a quilting-weight cotton that I picked up at Fabricville (Fabricland outside of Quebec). I think it’s supposed to be part of some ‘notions’ fabric collection, which probably makes it less of a fashion fabric that a quilt or upholstery piece. Oh well – I couldn’t resist the dress potential.

The inset panel is just a simple cotton from the off-cuts section.

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 1, 2011, 01.09 AMby dian 1024

    yes..it’s really cute

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.59 PMby kaitw

    Cute!! Love the fabric too…

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/pins-and-needles-dress