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Ice-creams in Summer

Added Sep 9, 2012

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






Well its been a loooong time since I’ve posted on Burdastyle. To see how long – look at my hair length then and now!
Anyway. I’ve still been sewing but I’m only now getting my self around to posting the pics.

This dress is from a recent pattern off Burdasyle – Gathered Dress 06/2012 #126.
Spring has just started for us people “down under” and I’m sure this dress will be a staple for the next 6 months or so. It was very quick and easy – it took about 4 hours from pattern cutting to button sewing.

I found the body to be very “swing-y” so I pulled it in a little. I also added patch pockets to the front so I can carry my pocket change for all those summer trysts down to the corner store for ice-cream!

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Blue and White Moroccan print poly cotton from Spotlight




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual

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    Jun 10, 2013, 01.19 AMby kylieburrowes

    I saw this pattern & wanted to try it. Now, I NEED to make it after seeing yours! You did a lovely job :D

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Jun 10, 2013, 06.08 AMby alekat

      Thank you!! It a really simple dress. you could make a few for summer easily

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    Sep 12, 2012, 01.12 PMby vianderek


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    Sep 11, 2012, 07.43 AMby loulourosa

    Nice dress, the fabric is perfect for this pattern and it looks so good on you!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 15, 2012, 02.52 AMby alekat

      Thank you! I got it from Spotlight (if you’re in Australia)

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    Sep 9, 2012, 12.36 PMby tasallison

    very nice!

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    Sep 9, 2012, 11.53 AMby catofdrurylane

    Really cute, this reminds me I have half of this dress already cut out!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 9, 2012, 12.27 PMby alekat

      Oh hopefully you’ll post it onto Burdastyle?

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    Sep 9, 2012, 10.32 AMby cathysews

    really cute, i want to make this one now!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 9, 2012, 12.28 PMby alekat


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    Sep 9, 2012, 08.54 AMby carottesauvage

    Sweet dress! An this hairdo suits you too!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 9, 2012, 12.28 PMby alekat

      Thanks! i so want to cut it, but i also want it long. i cant win

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      Sep 10, 2012, 08.09 AMby carottesauvage

      A wig is the solution. Make your friends believe you had a haircut (which is in fact a wig) and ‘let your hair down’ for formal occasions telling your crop is synthetic.
      See how long you can sustain the mystification :) !

    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 15, 2012, 02.54 AMby alekat

      Ingenious! And I could have different colours (googles coloured wigs…)

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    Sep 9, 2012, 08.27 AMby Mary Athey

    i think your dress is lovely. the patch pockets and fabric are fab x

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