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Sonja on fire

Added Jan 11, 2013

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






I made this dress to attend a close friend’s beach wedding. Recently, I had sewn my So 90s, so hipster dress as a wearable muslin in preparation for this dress. My goal was to get the bodice fit right at the bust darts and at the back bodice. However I forgot to account for the stretch in the fabric due to the spandex blend. The fabric was also a little heavier than I had anticipated. This meant that although I shortened the closely-fitting bodice, the drape and weight of the skirt dragged the bodice forwards and down. Thankfully, it’s not that noticeable.

The pattern was easy to follow and construction fairly simple. Again, I applied the all-in-one facing the Burdastyle method rather than the one suggested in the pattern instructions because I think it gives a neater finish.

The beach wedding was lovely, the weather perfect and the dress evoked Summer sun(burn.)

Material Notes

Monotone sateen crosshatch (flame) 122cm, 80% cotton/ 20% spandex ($5/metre Spotlight clearance table); 51cm invisible zipper, iron on interfacing, thread



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Oct 12, 2014, 05.34 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured.https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Aug 10, 2014, 05.44 AMby uniquo

    soooo nice… what size did you end up making? I’m 5’1 asian and all the rtw skater dresses don’t hit the right places…

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    Jan 21, 2013, 10.29 PMby aarista

    looks great on you, you go girl!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 07.38 PMby SassyT

    Dress is gorgeous and that fabric is FABULOUS.

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    Jan 18, 2013, 08.51 PMby BeYou TiFul

    MASTERPIECE!!! great fabric and styling!!

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    Jan 14, 2013, 03.32 PMby ladytap

    Exquisite! I’m in love with that fabric!

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    Jan 13, 2013, 06.49 PMby suribabe

    Fabric is beautiful. The dress fabulous. Luuuuuuuv the shoes. And you look amazing. Well done!
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    Jan 13, 2013, 02.31 AMby tilshmil

    Great fabric and style, looks awesome! Great job!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 04.08 PMby chelsea childress

    Looks fantastic! I love it!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 05.13 AMby MaycieAfterFive

    Pretty dress! You use the cutest fabrics.

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      Jan 12, 2013, 05.39 AMby cynthia-1

      Wow! Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments. xoxo.

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    Jan 12, 2013, 04.17 AMby Mrs. Brunner

    You are on fire! I hope to make something similar for this summer.

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    Jan 12, 2013, 03.50 AMby kisses

    Love it and the fabric is fab

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    Jan 12, 2013, 02.16 AMby nattyjane


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    Jan 12, 2013, 01.50 AMby schnui

    Very sweet dress and beautifully sewn and fitted. How lucky were you to find this at Spotlight and in the remnant bin!! Some things are just meant to be!!

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    Jan 11, 2013, 10.00 PMby barmaglot

    Love the fabric and the dress is adorable!

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    Jan 11, 2013, 08.46 PMby laracrj

    That’s stunning – what fun fabric and it looks so neatly finished! x

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    Jan 11, 2013, 08.10 PMby kelerabeus

    So cool and sharp, I love it! The flaws you’re mentioning aren’t noticeable at all, you did a good job.

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    Jan 11, 2013, 06.06 PMby jadealamode

    lovely dress!

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    Jan 11, 2013, 05.13 PMby Lee Avant

    That looks amazing! Love the fabric and it seems to fit perfectly! Great job!

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    Jan 11, 2013, 04.13 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Love it, looks great (:

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    Jan 11, 2013, 03.16 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress. The fabrics fab and its so good a fit on you. Class x

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    Jan 11, 2013, 02.17 PMby Meldbombs

    Love it! I will use this as inspiration for my first dress"

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    Jan 11, 2013, 01.20 PMby diyraven

    SO so super cute!! This dress flatters your figure beautifully + I just adore that fabric!

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    Jan 11, 2013, 12.51 PMby claire77

    Very beautiful!

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