Added Jun 13, 2011
This is my first year final dress. We were assigned themes, mine being symbiosis, and we had to then design a dress within specific requirements, like it had to have a collar and set in sleeves and a waist seem. We had to draft the entire thing from a basic block and sew it up, then present it to the class. I researched symbiosis and decided the symbiotic relationship between different sea creatures was interesting and this is the fishy design I came up with! I’m very happy with the way it turned out! It had to have a button down front, but I really wanted to include this draped skirt into the design, so I found a way to fit it in! The draped skirt actually opens up and is only attached to the one side seam, and underneath is just a straight button down skirt. The over skirt is attached over to the other side with just a simple button.
Unfortunately we had to make it in model size, so it didn’t fit me, mostly the problem was my big butt! haha So that is why I didn’t post any back views! hahaa the front fit alright though!
The over sleeve was tricky, I found a pattern making book that had an illustration similar to what I wanted to do and what I thought were instructions on how to draft it, but it turned out it was a design flaw and there were no instructions. I really like a challenge so I was determined to figure out a way to make this sleeve, and finally I did!
The last picture is my muslin, to make sure everything would work out nicely.
Pardon my messy bathroom! :P
100% linen for most of it, and for the draped parts such as the over sleeve and the over skirt are made from 100% cotton voile
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
Live in Fort Collins, Colorado and love sewing? Find out more about this great opportunity!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.