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White and Yellow Keyhole Dress

Added Sep 2, 2012

by nikkihuffman

Parma, Ohio, Uni...






I followed the instructions for the Burdastyle dress almost exactly.
The only thing I did differently was I made a narrow bias strip for the trim on the flounce at the neckline instead of a zigzag stitch. I did an invisible stitch on the back side to tack it down. I think it turned out really well and professional-looking.
Also for the bottom hem flounce I did not use the pattern piece but cut a long strip of the yellow, pressed it in half and used the ruffle foot on my machine.
The keyhole turned out bigger than I was expecting, I have to work out when to add seam allowances and when not to.
All-in-all I am very happy with this dress, although I’m not used to wearing white and I feel like I’m going to get giant stains on it everywhere I go. But that’s my own sloppy problem.

Material Notes

Outer: white cotton fabric with small holes cutout into a design
Lining: pale yellow cotton.



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    Sep 5, 2012, 12.04 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Absolutely stunning, what a beautiful collar and the whole dress looks so well constructed!!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 11.18 PMby fashiontoppings

    Beautiful neckline on that dress….love it!!!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 11.47 AMby Debbie Alli

    Very cute and I love your fabric! I agree that the bias works well and really adds to the design.

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    Sep 2, 2012, 08.42 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress and the fabrics lovely x

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      Sep 3, 2012, 04.59 AMby nikkihuffman

      Thanks! The fabric is from Zink’s outlet in Berlin, Ohio. That place is like oceans of cheap fabric as far as the eye can see.

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      Sep 3, 2012, 09.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thats my idea of heaven!! Oceans of cheap fabric lol x

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    Sep 2, 2012, 08.30 PMby chillwear

    Great job, really pretty dress! Love the fabric….

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    Sep 2, 2012, 07.34 PMby poldapop

    This is lovely! I think the bias strip is a great addition.

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