Added Jan 14, 2013
I really had no plan of making this dress until one evening I felt like sewing and started sifting through my fabric library. I came across this vintage knit floral fabric that I found at a rummage sale years ago. It’s not really my style of fabric, but I just really liked it. I decided right then and there that I was going to make something with it, and I wanted to make something simple, fast and easy. I went with the Jamie Shift Dress pattern from the BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book. I also used the sleeve pattern from the Frank Shirt, because I wanted long sleeves for this time of year. For the dress I converted the darts into panels and used navy spandex and white mesh for the different dress panels. I continued the use of the white mesh for the sleeves, and gathered the sleeve hem into a nice little cuff.
I ended up wearing this dress to the San Fransisco book launch event at Britex Fabrics. I got these awesome limegreen sparkle shoes to “Meg” up the outfit!
The dress is really not my typical style, but I love how it turned out with the color blocking! And I have been getting a lot of wear out of it.
The three lovely pictures from Britex were taken by Sarah Deragon
Vintage floral knit, white mesh spandex, navy spandex
Check out Kate Middleton's stand-out spring dress
Pattern of the Week
You’ll want to wear this dress to tiki parties, spring weddings, and afternoon dates...
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
Be the face of one of our exclusive patterns on BurdaStyle.com!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.