Study Break Dress
Added May 2, 2010
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Project of the Week!
It is amazing how much you can get done when faced with a university assignment… stuff other than Uni, that is. A tidied house, organics composted and here we have Kathrine.
BurdaStyle really is a great place to learn. The weekly projects help build skills within time limits. For this project, I learnt which needle and stitch to use with the linen from the Sandra Betzina blog here on BurdaStyle. And this one helped me choose which thread. Especially KateXXXXXX’s comment.
The firsts in this project:
pleats, pleats and more pleats
Notes on the pattern:
The first set of front pleats are the hardest. The second set on the front are easier as a seam forms one of the pleat lines. And the set on the back are also made easier by the seam lines. Remember to baste the pleat lines it makes it sooo much easier.
– didn’t need a zipper in the side: slips over the head just fine
– added an inch at the first lengthen line, on the neckline: arm holes a better size (for layering, too)
– understitched neckline: instead of top-stitching
– contrast check bias binding on armholes: for the inner nerd
OK, back to Uni!
Linen, linen bias binding (made from swatches at local community centre)