Added May 8, 2014
When I looked through the preview of the May Burda issue’s I decided I wanted to make this dress because I fell in love with a beautiful neckline. I chose cotton fabric but during trasfering the pattern pieces onto it I realised it’s only 112 cm wide and it’s not enough for the pleated skirt, so I witched this fabric for another cotton.
Please meet Santorini.
Don’t you just want to have a fruit sorbet and go for a walk along the seashore when you look at this dress?… -
The pattern is #109 from Burda 05/2014 and I made it from cotton/elastane blend. It has an unusual skirt, partly pleated and partly gathered (in the front box pleats there are pockets, but I skipped them because I didn’t want to add bulk to this space), it’s definitely not a low profile dress as far as hips are concerned! My hips cannot be hidden in any way so why not show them in a funky skirt? ^^*~~
It’s na easy dress to sew, I had no problems whatsoever, even the potentially complicated neckline was easy to assemble thanks to the clear Burda’s instructions (that’s something unheard of!…… w~~~). I used the old ucznik machine and the elastic fabrics stitch.
The blouse was designed to be sewn from two layers, I only made the neckline facing. And I added a small opening at the side of the skirt so I could walk, Burda as usual omitted this insignificant detail, grrrrr….
I’ve already started to dream about another version of this dress, with the same top but the pleated or full circle skirt! o