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Springtime's here!

Added Dec 19, 2013

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland






I had a piece of cotton lawn in my stash, with a meadow pattern. I thought it would be enough for a dress, so I chose the pattern, cut the skirt part and then it started…..
I used the same pattern as for the November Sky checkered dress (heavily modified Burda patterns for dress #108 from Burda 10/2013 and 005A skirt from Burda Classic.
I had to do some serious thinking and measuring and adapting the pieces of pattern, because with each piece I had smaller and smaller amount of fabric to cut from. Finally I had to divide pieces into smaller pieces and sew them together, lucky me this print is very busy and you cannot see most of the connecting seams. I made it! o
While choosing project I keep trying to find some new things to learn and new techniques to try out. This time I chose piping and I’m happy I did because first, I tried it and it’s not that difficult as I thought, and second, the print on the fabric is so busy that the piping gave the pieces of a pattern some definition. I finished the neckline and arm openings with bias tape. I also added the piping on the back. The front has the seamline at the same place but I skipped the piping there because I’d end up with a strange yellow line across my bust.

Generally speaking, I have a relaxed Spring/Summer dress. All I need now is a warm weather to be able to wear it, please…. -~~~

Material Notes

cotton, piping, bias tape




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Dec 25, 2013, 01.04 AMby izbott

    Your efforts are so nice! How lovely! It’s just wonderful!

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      Dec 26, 2013, 07.02 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-)

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    Dec 23, 2013, 04.10 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is so great to see a fresh spring look in the middle of winter! A nice silhouette and joyful fabric pattern suits you very well! And I like the cut-out a lot.

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      Dec 24, 2013, 02.30 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! I was tired of wool and sleeves… Funny thing though, the weather followed my dress and it’s 10 degrees and sunshine and green lawns everywhere today! :-}

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    Dec 22, 2013, 12.06 AMby kisses

    Totally pretty and I so like the piping

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      Dec 22, 2013, 05.21 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-)

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    Dec 21, 2013, 12.04 PMby nrobson

    cute dress!

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      Dec 22, 2013, 05.21 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-}

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    Dec 21, 2013, 07.58 AMby liliv-1

    Very pretty as always!

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      Dec 21, 2013, 09.56 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-}

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    Dec 19, 2013, 10.32 PMby janul

    love the piping, great dress!

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      Dec 20, 2013, 12.05 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-)

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