Added Sep 30, 2010
Brooklyn, New Yo...
I found this ugly but charming shirt dress thing for a quarter at a thrift store. It has been sitting in my pile of things to do for a long time, so this challenge gave me a push to finally try something out. I decided to try my hand at draping the princess line bodice & adjusting with flat pattern. Since there was limited fabric, I used the sleeve for parts of the bodice, carefully aligning the boxes across the bodice. I shirred the remaining parts of the dress for the skirt portion and added hidden snaps for the bodice. I really liked the curved hem at the sides, so I kept that part in the skirt. I mainly used the iron to smooth out the tricky curved seams of the bodice, and to apply the bias binding. I think the new sundress is a nice little remake of an ill-fitting, outdated original.
One ugly shirt dress for a quarter, bias seam binding for the top (also thrifted), hidden snaps, and some lace that a friend just sent me. Not bad for like 50 cents.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Check out Meg's finished Mash Up project of her denim suit and see how you can sew along!
Fashion & Trends
Dress like your favorite heroine from Disney's Frozen.
This web seminar will teach you tricks to sewing and cutting silk successfully!
See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
Cozy scarf collars, dressed up sweats, and essential dresses.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.