Newsletter-photo

Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

Strawberry contour bust dress

Added Feb 7, 2011

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia

Sitting_down_-_gloomy_thumb

Views

1056

Img_0294_large

Description

A simple dress made from 1m of strawberry-printed cotton.

This is my latest dress produced from my ‘Project De-Stash’! The contour bust pattern is brilliant, and it’s free too, so a big thank you to miasu! It was a tad too big for me, but that was easily solved by itaking the side and centre back seams in. I wasn’t working with much fabric, so I made teeny-tiny pleats in the remaining skirt material. I finished it off in an afternoon. Don’t you love those quick little projects?

In hindsight, I should have lined the bodice instead of using bias binding to finish the top seam off. I’d love to get some more fabric to make a fuller skirt, because at the moment it’s too difficult to run around in! I spied the same fabric in my local sewing store, and I’m keeping a close eye on it in case it comes on sale :)

You can read the unabridged version on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood

Material Notes

Cotton, invisible zipper, thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

4 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Photo_16_large

    Apr 1, 2011, 06.48 PMby br1315

    Stumbled across this dress while looking for patterns… The fabric you used is perfect, and the dress came together beautifully! Great job. :)

    1 Reply
  • Dec-avatar_large

    Feb 8, 2011, 11.50 AMby elegantmusings

    What a lovely little dress—looks perfect for warmer weather. :) I’m loving the print especially!

    1 Reply
  • Missing

    Feb 8, 2011, 08.01 AMby jodieclark

    I love this one too!

    1 Reply
  • Berg_march_2011_442__large

    Feb 8, 2011, 04.13 AMby fabricaddict

    Your dress is lovely!!!!!

    1 Reply
    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 19 people added it

This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/strawberry-contour-bust-dress