Added Sep 25, 2011
I know it’s not the 4th of July anymore, but my company had their annual picnic with a theme of “Proud to be an American”. This translates for me as: time to sew something!
The dress I did sew for the 4th was kind of a flop but the print was perfect. Still not very work function appropriate nor was it very flattering (last picture). So I found BurdaStyle’s 06/2010 Three-quarter sleeve dress #107 and fell in love with it! Totally cute and appropriate for both work and the cooler fall weather!
So away I went ripping all the seams out of that awful dress (which still kind of smelled like fireworks :P). I had some extra fabric leftover and it was the perfect amount for the bodice. I cut away the shirred part of the dress and used the leftover to make the skirt. It was way thinner than the pattern piece but I think it was better because there weren’t too many gathers.
As I was putting it together, my boyfriend (with his blunt critiques of my work :P) said it looked like hospital scrubs, lol. Then I put the zipper in and it looked much better. I was very excited about it and it had a wonderful reception at the picnic. I had three ladies there ask me to either sew something or alter something for them. Yay!
I totally love this pattern and I’m going to make a bunch more dresses with it! More on my blog
cotton print, invisible zipper
Flirty dresses, a cropped cami, and glam trousers for modern flappers.
Check out these festive sewing patterns just in time for Oktoberfest
Fashion & Trends
All the fall trouser sewing inspiration you need.
Pattern of the Week
This jacket is a mix of mod and military and will change the look of any outfit!
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.