Silk Sun Dress with a Flutter Sleeve Cardi
Added Jul 24, 2010
This was an easy project. Both garments could be easily made over the weekend for wear on Monday. Or sewn up after work for a weekend getaway. I made the Flutter Sleeve Cardi from a free pattern here on Burda Style as a basic lightweight cover to take on vacation. I found the pattern style is simple and easy to adjust to size. It has turned into one of my most worn items of summer. Think I need to make a second one.
The sundress is adapted off of “Simplicty pattern 3887”http://www.simplicity.com/p-2047-misses-tops.aspx" . To make this dress I uses the front and back pattern pieces for style B and added 1 inch to the top neck line so I could create a cassing for the shoulder straps. I also added lenght to the bottom of the pattern for a dress style. To make the straps and tie I just cut long strips of fabric, stitched, and turned. And finished with the “Crochet Loops technique”http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/crochet-loops to hold the belt. Simple and fast.
rayon / Lycra knit,
swim lining for the dress
- "Simplicty pattern 3887"