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Batwing Dress made with Soft Jersey in Deep Aqua

Added Jun 28, 2015

by Lisa Duchene...

Aurora, On, Canada






This is the Burda Batwing Dress that I made with a soft and flowing jersey in a deep aqua color. A few things I need to mention. First, I cut the pattern using the smallest size and I did not add seam allowances hoping it would be a perfect fit as I’m a size 4. Having done all that it’s still a little big and I’ve adjusted the pattern for next time. Smallest size without seam allowances is a pretty much a size 6.
The skirt had the seam in the front and I just couldn’t get why this would be so I adjusted the pattern with no seam in the front and only side seams. This adjustment didn’t cause me any issues at all so I was happy about that.
This pattern is super easy to make and I love the dress. You could really wear this anytime of the year. It would look great in heels, flats and even boots! I’m really looking forward to making it again in a smaller size.

Material Notes

Soft lightweight jersey




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Rayon, Satin, Silk

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    Jul 5, 2015, 02.36 PMby sewing fanatic

    i absolutely love batwing, great look!

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    Jun 29, 2015, 01.59 AMby seabreit

    Great color.Agree with your decision to eliminate the front seam. Smaller on top would feel better and not shift around.

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    Jun 29, 2015, 01.59 AMby ronnielee

    Dress was on the to do list, now it’s a have to do right now! Fabric and colour go so well, looks fantastic!

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    Jun 28, 2015, 10.55 PMby whoiscathy

    Dat color!!! Oh my God. Breathe, Cathy, breathe!

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      Jun 29, 2015, 02.04 AMby Lisa Duchene-Gammage

      I know…it’s so pretty and you might have to sit down for this but I bought it for $2.50 a meter! Yeah…$2.50!!! I found it not only on clearance but on a 50% off sale so it was a double whammy!

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      Jun 29, 2015, 08.54 PMby whoiscathy

      What?! Now I’m almost crying. You know I now dye everything greenish or light blue to that color or close. I can never get it readily available. I have to make it every time. (And it always comes out different – but great – as you can expect with dyes.) I’m so jealous! :))

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    Jun 28, 2015, 08.50 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks Fab on you. I am now going to check my magazines to see if I have This issue. Beautiful job x

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