September Sew Along - Halter Dress

Added Oct 10, 2011

by mercules

San Francisco, C...

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Description

I found some awesome fish + map print fabric at the discount fabric store for about $3 a yard, and schemed to make a dress out of it. I had some sketches for some 50’s style dresses in mind, but when I got the issue of Burda Style with this pattern in it, I was sold.I used some Japanese cotton wave print fabric leftovers that I had lying around from making cushion covers for the straps, belt, and trim. It’s probably one of the more complicated pieces of clothing I’ve ever made, since it has a full lining, and the trim and straps were a bit challenging due to all the layers. The next time I make this dress, I will make sure to use an acetate or silk lining fabric to keep down the bulk. The cotton lining does make the skirt stand out a bit, though! Fun project and I can’t wait to wear it out.

Material Notes

Cotton + Poly (I think) for main dress body, fish and map print
Cotton trim with wave print
Cotton full lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jul 29, 2012, 11.59 AMby wintersky

    Love the pretty material you have there :)

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    Mar 7, 2012, 06.16 PMby sundaisy

    Love it – and your shoes! They go perfectly together with the dress ;)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 08.08 PMby graveflower

    This dress is intensively flattering on you! Great job sewing. I love the fabric. You make it cute, not silly.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 04.41 AMby CIRQUEDUBEBE

    This is hawt! What a lucky thrifty find. Got some serious fabric envy right now. Dress really suits you.

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    Oct 12, 2011, 10.05 AMby squishedbugg

    great dress… great shoes! feeling a little envious right now over that fabric!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 05.14 PMby jacquipardue

    you look terrific! i love the contrasting fabric you chose, it looks great!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 04.14 PMby Inder

    The dress is stunning and fits perfectly. The fabric is so campy, a little tongue-in-cheek, and totally steals the show! Love it!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 03.47 PMby Pepper Toast

    Very Nice. Great fabric. You look wonderful.

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    Oct 10, 2011, 09.50 AMby natfraga

    I’m in love with your dress!!! Great fit and such a FABULOUS fabric combination!!!!!!!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 06.50 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    awesome fabric! great result :)

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    Oct 10, 2011, 06.04 AMby jillsparks

    Oh my goodness, this is so cute! And it looks great on you!! P.S.-love the shoes, too :)

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/september-sew-along-halter-dress